Today, the Google Doodle celebrates Bartolomeo Cristofori’s 360th birthday: The Guardian explains, Cristofori was born in Padua on this day in 1655 in what was then the Republic of Venice. According to Encyclopaedia Britannica, the instrument Cristofori invented was referred to during his lifetime as a harpsichord that plays soft … Continue reading
Today’s Google Doodle celebrates Earth Day: Take the Google Earth Day: Which animal are you? quiz. I’m “a honey badger!” My true friends know that they can always call on [me] to scare away lions or fight a king cobra. Then try the Guardian Earth Day quiz.
Google celebrates the Loch Ness Monster with a Doodle on the anniversary of the publication of the renowed “Surgeon’s Photograph” of the Loch Ness Monster, in the Daily Mail, on April 21 1934 – a photo that was revealed to be a fake by The Sunday Telegraph in 1975. According … Continue reading
The Eiffel Tower in Paris was opened on March 31,1889. Today, Google France celebrates the 126th anniversary of the opening with Doodle: Joyeux 126e anniversaire la tour Eiffel h/t: Jerry Coyne
There are three reasons to celebrate today. It is the International Day of Happiness, and Pharrell Williams & The UN Foundation invite the whole world to dance for a #happyplanet. It is the first day of spring in Canada, and Google celebrates with a Doodle: Google UK combines today’s … Continue reading
Today’s Google Doodle celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with an animated band of shamrocks fiddling and dancing. Time magazine tells us what many of us already know: The holiday, also known as the Feast of St. Patrick, commemorates a man considered a patron saint of Ireland and bringer of Christianity to … Continue reading