Google’s doodle today is celebrating the birthday of an individual who made his mark on the world of music and left a legacy of six-stringed desirables in his wake. Les Paul, immortalised by Gibson guitars is the man of the hour.
Google found themselves in a difficult situation yesterday over which occasion to mark with their doodle. Charlie Chaplin’s short film won the day but it was a close call as the internet search and advertising giant really wanted to celebrate the 45th birthday of British singer, actress and model Samantha Fox.
The bar has been raised yet again as today’s Google doodle focuses on one of history’s greatest funny men, Charlie Chaplin. As one of the brightest stars of the silent era Chaplin has left a legacy of good natured films which are still enjoyed by all generations.
Yuri Gagarin was the first man in space and Google is celebrating his fantastic achievement today with a nice little doodle. Although the ‘space race’ was born out of desperation to be the kingpin of the cold war between the east and the west, the Russian pilot did not go into space as part of an international game of one-upmanship; indeed he was forced to go by the loss of his pets.
The Google Doodle today celebrates Robert Bunsen’s 200th Birthday but I don’t as his invention cost me several school ties, some expensive fountain pens, countless lunchtimes and my chemistry GCSE. Thanks for nothing Robert.
The term ‘death defying” was undoubtedly epitomised by one man whose stunts and escapades are as thrilling today as they were 100 years ago. Harry Houdini still remains one of the most revered escapologists 85 years after is death, and today Google is celebrating his 137th birthday with a simple doodle.
Google is celebrating sculptor Constantin Brancusi’s 135th anniversary with a portrayal of his greatest works, including The Kiss, in its Doodle.
Despite Ernest Shackleton’s many great adventures and achievements, he always lived in the shadow of his former captain, Robert Falcon Scott, and it was only after his death that people began to realise just how valuable his journeys were.
Love is in the air today and Google are joining in with the feeling as they celebrate Valentine’s Day with a new doodle dedicated to ‘Love’ by Robert Indiana.
It seems that Google’s celebration of Thomas Edison’s birthday has sparked curiosity among web frequenters today, with Alexander Graham Bell and Henry Ford also coming under keen scrutiny.