December 24, 2011 | News

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Google Homepage Christmas Doodle Sings Jingle Bells

Google wishes you Merry Christmas Happy Holidays with an interactive Christmas Eve homepage doodle. You click on the lights, and notes play. Once you complete the “puzzle”, the Google letters animate, and you get to listen to the tunes of Jingle Bells.

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October 21, 2011 | News

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Google Homepage Doodle Honors Mary Blair

Ever heard of Mary Blair? Neither had I until today’s Google home page doodle honoring her on her 100th birthday. Mary Blair was a pioneering artist in the early days of Disney. She did work on Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, and Cinderella. She explored the use of new techniques like putting multiple shades of [...]

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September 30, 2011 | Interesting Web Sites

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Google Celebrates 13th Birthday with Homepage Doodle

Google celebrated its 13th birthday with a doodle on the Google homepage.

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September 24, 2011 | News

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Google Homepage Doodle Honors Jim Hensen, Muppets Creator

The Google homepage had an interactive doodle today honoring Jim Henson‘s 75th birthday. Henson is the creator of The Muppets. You can play with the doodle, and the “E” muppet on the end even gobbles up the “L”, but there’s no sound.

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September 16, 2011 | News

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Google Homepage Honors Albert Szent-Györgyi, the Discoverer of Vitamin C

Today’s Google homepage doodle features a pair of oranges, representing the man who discovered Vitamin C aka ascorbic acid. Albert Szent-Györgyi was a Hungarian physiologist who won the Nobel prize in 1937.

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September 4, 2011 | Digital Life

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Google Homepage Honors Freddie Mercury

The Google Homepage features a guy in number of different flamboyant costumes. If you’re wondering who Google’s honoring today, it’s a not a scientist or mathematician, as usual, but a musician: Freddie Mercury.

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August 24, 2011 | Misc

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Google Homepage Doodle Honors Jorge Luis Borges

If you went directly to google.com today, you see a doodle on the Google homepage honoring Jorge Luis Borges, an Argentinian author who was a hypertext visionary. What do you think?

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August 17, 2011 | Misc

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Google Homepage Honors Pierre de Fermat

If you’ve been to google.com today, you might have noticed the Google logo looks like a chalkboard. It’s Google’s way of honouring Pierre de Fermat, a French mathematician famous for his Last Theorem, of which the proof was supposedly to long to be able to be written in a book of his. What’s your verdict: [...]

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July 20, 2011 | News

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Google Homepage Honors Gregor Mendel

You’ve probably seen Google’s homepage today (July 20) with the logo spelt with pea pods. That’s a reference to the birthday of Gregor Mendel, the father of genetics, who experimented with plant hybridization.

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