Channel: Consumer

Spring Equinox Google doodle introduces Quinn, an animated flower fairy & musician

Google has posted its Spring Equinox doodle, a lovely animated image of what appears to be a flower fairy playing music among the colorful first blooms of the season. “This year’s seasonal Doodle series protagonist, Quinn, is strumming a pleasant tune to coax a mysterious creature out of hiding. With a mild breeze and beautiful flowers, would it be, could it be, spring?” asks Google on the Google Doodle Blog. Leading to...

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St. Patrick’s Day Google doodle includes hidden word written in ancient Irish ogham alphabet

Today’s Google doodle celebrating St. Patrick’s Day includes a hidden word, but you have to know the ancient Irish ogham alphabet to decipher it. Created by the Irish artist Ross Stewart, the doodle leads to a search for “St. Patrick’s Day.” The image depicts a traditional Irish scene, with a stonemason arranging rocks that spell out the name Google. The secret message written in ogham alphabet letters is carved into...

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Paralympics 2018 Google doodle marks the start of the winter games in PyeongChang

Today’s Google doodle marks the start of the 2018 Paralympics that begin in PyeongChang today and will continue over the next 10 days. More than 80 countries will be represented at this year’s Paralympics, and more than 80 medals will be awarded to the winning athletes. According to the Google Doodle blog, there are more women competing in this year’s Paralympic games than any previous games: “Over 670 athletes, including more female...

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Winter Olympics Day 17 Google doodle marks the end of the 2018 games

Today marks the closing ceremonies of this year’s Winter Olympics and Google’s final Snow Games doodle. During the last 17 days, the Google doodle team of artists, engineers, production staff and sound designers has created an animated image for each day of the competitions. “Now that we’re at the tail-end of the Games, and the final finish-line has been crossed, everybody takes a much needed break to enjoy the fireworks...

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Winter Olympics Google doodle for day 8 of the games marks the Lunar New Year

In its ongoing Winter Olympics doodle series, Google has designed a Lunar New Year-inspired animated image to mark day eight of the competitions. Leading to a search for “Winter Olympics,” the doodle includes the usual cast of competing animals — this time putting them on a ski lift at night to watch the Lunar New Year celebrations. “The new moon peeks out over the Doodle Snow Games as our athletes take a...

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Winter Games doodle kicks off Google’s Doodle Snow Games

Google is marking the start of this year’s Winter Olympic Games — and officially kicked off its own Doodle Snow Games — with an animated Winter Olympics doodle featuring a cast of athletic animals. “Welcome to the opening day of the Doodle Snow Games!” writes Google on the Google Doodle blog. “On this brrr-eezy day in Pyeongchang, we’re joined by athletes from all over the world hoping to prove themselves best...

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Elizabeth Blackwell Google doodle recognizes first woman in the US to earn a medical degree

Today’s Google doodle marks the 197th birthday of the British-born physician Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman in the US to earn a medical degree. After moving to the states from Bristol, England, Blackwell worked as a teacher. Her propensity to take a stand against social norms — and fight for what was right — was evident during her time teaching. “Early on, she asserted her moral convictions: when a teaching position in...

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Virginia Woolf Google doodle honors iconic author of classics ‘Mrs. Dalloway’ & ‘A Room of One’s Own’

Today marks the 136th birthday of iconic writer Virginia Woolf. To honor Woolf, Google commissioned London-based artist Louise Pomeroy to design the image now being shared on Google’s US home page and several of its international home pages. Pomeroy said she added the autumnal leaves around Woolf’s profile in the image because they are a recurring theme in Woolf’s writings, like this quote from Woolf’s classic “To the Lighthouse”: “The autumn...

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Zhou Youguang Google doodle honors Chinese linguist known as the ‘Father of Pinyin’

Today’s Google doodle pays homage to the Chinese linguist Zhou Youguang on what would have been his 112th birthday. Youguang helped create the Chinese phonetic alphabet called Pinyin. He spent three years developing the system of ‘spelled sounds’ that led to the international standard for Romanized Chinese — earning Youguang the title, “Father of Pinyin.” “The new system transformed China’s literacy rate, providing more natural passage into the written language, which...

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Har Gobind Khorana Google doodle celebrates first chemist to construct a synthetic gene

Google is marking what would have been Har Gobind Khorana’s 96th birthday with a doodle to celebrate the Nobel Prize winner’s accomplishments in the field of biochemistry. Born in Raipur, Pakistan, on this date in 1922, Dr. Khorana was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1968 while researching nucleotides at the University of Wisconsin. He and a team of researchers received the award after discovering how the order...

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