Oct 30, 2011

Halloween Google Doodle - VIDEO

Happy Halloween with an animated Google Doodle:
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Halloween is an annual holiday observed on October 31, which commonly includes activities such as trick-or-treating, attending costume parties, carving jack-o'-lanterns, bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted attractions, playing pranks, telling scary stories, and watching horror films.

The word Halloween is first attested in the 16th century and represents a Scottish variant of the fuller All-Hallows-Even ("evening"), that is, the night before All Hallows Day.

Some folklorists have detected its origins in the Roman feast of Pomona, the goddess of fruits and seeds, or in the festival of the dead called Parentalia, it is more typically linked to the Celtic festival of Samhain, whose original spelling was Samuin (pronounced sow-an or sow-in). (via Wikipedia)

Halloween 2010 Google Doodles

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Halloween 2008 Google Doodle

Halloween 2007 Google Doodle

Halloween 2006 Google Doodle

Halloween 2005 Google Doodle

Halloween 2004 Google Doodle

Halloween 2003 Google Doodle

Halloween 2002 Google Doodle

Halloween 2001 Google Doodle

Halloween 2000 Google Doodle

Halloween 1999 Google Doodle

And more about Halloween:

Larry Page on Google+

New Mashable Halloween Logo

Funny YouTube video:

via Glenn Thomas   

Halloween costumes - INFOGRAPHIC

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Google Doodle for CSIRO Parkes Observatory

CSIRO's Parkes radio telescope, a.k.a. 'The Dish', turns 50 on 31 October and Google celebrates the anniversary with a special Doodle.

Top 5 facts:

1. The Parkes Observatory is a radio telescope observatory, 20 kilometres north of the town of Parkes, New South Wales, Australia. 

2. It was one of several radio antennas used to receive live, televised images of the Apollo 11 moon landing on 20 July 1969.

3. Built 1961 and was fully operational by 1963.

4. Support for the NASA Apollo Missions in late 1960s.

5. More than half of currently known pulsars were discovered by the Parkes Observatory. (via Wikipedia)

Oct 29, 2011

Google Doodle for the Republic Day of Turkey

Google celebrates the Republic Day of Turkey.

Top 5 facts:

1. The Republic Day of Turkey is one of the public holidays in Turkey, commemorating the proclamation of the republic in 1923. 

2. It lasts 35 hours, starting at 1:00 pm on October 28.

3. On 29 October 1923, Mustafa Kemal declared that Turkey would be a republic and renamed it as the Republic of Turkey.

4. Turkey had effectively been a republic from April 23rd, 1920 (the establishment of Grand National Assembly of Turkey) but official recognition of this came only 3 years later. 

5. On 29 October 1923, the new name of the nation and its status as a republic was declared. After that, a vote occurred in the Grand National Assembly of Turkey and Ataturk was selected as the 1st president of the Republic of Turkey by unanimous vote.
Since then, every year on October 29th is celebrated as Republic Day in Turkey. (via Wikipedia)

Nationalfeiertag Google Doodle

October 26, 2011 - Austria

Oct 25, 2011

Google Doodle History: Happy Birthday Picasso (Oct 25, 2002)

Google Doodle from Oct 25, 2002 - Happy Birthday Picasso

Top 5 facts about Picasso:

1. His name is Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso known as Pablo Ruiz Picasso. The artist had used his father's last name as his own

2. Picasso was born on October 25, 1881 in Malaga,Spain. 

3. He was was a Spanish expatriate painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer, one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century.

4. Cubism was developed by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque.

5. Picasso died on April 8, 1973. (via Wikipedia)

Oct 24, 2011

Google honored elections in Argentina and Tunisia, forgot about Bulgaria

Oct 23, 2011 - Google honored the elections in Argentine and Tunisia but forgot about the elections in Bulgaria, an European country. 

More than 28 millions Argentines voted in nationwide elections yesterday.

The elections in Tunisia were historic.

Bulgarians voted yesterday for president, mayors and municipal councils. There will be a runoff next Sunday between Plevneliev (ruling party GERB) and Kalfin (socialist).
More information about the Bulgarian elections you can find in the blog Danybon. The Bulgarian candidates used social media in the presidential campaign - Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Google+. 
The most popular presidential candidate in Facebook with a lot of fans was Svetlio Vitkov, punk rock singer. 

Oct 22, 2011

Franz Liszt Google Doodle

Google celebrates 200th birthday of Franz Liszt. 

Top 5 facts about Franz Liszt:

1. He was born on October 22, 1811 in the village of Doborján (Kingdom of Hungary)

2. Liszt was a was a 19th-century Hungarian composer, pianist, conductor, and teacher.

3. Franz Liszt became renowned throughout Europe during the nineteenth century for his virtuosic skill as a pianist.

4, He was a benefactor to other composers, including Richard Wagner, Hector Berlioz, Camille Saint-Saëns, Edvard Grieg and Alexander Borodin.

5. Liszt died on July 31, 1886. (via Wikipedia)

Oct 20, 2011

Mary Blair Google Doodle - VIDEO

Google celebrates Mary Blair's 100th birthday.

Top 5 facts about Mary Blair:

1. She was born on October 21, 1911 in in McAlester, Oklahoma. In 1934, Mary married another artist, Lee Everett Blair.
 2. Mary Blair was an American artist  best remembered today for work done for The Walt Disney Company.

3. Blair produced striking concept art for such films as Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Song of the South and Cinderella.

4. She was honored as a Disney Legend in 1991, one of the first women to be given the honor.

5. Mary Blair died of a cerebral hemorrhage on July 26, 1978. (via Wikipedia)

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3 YouTube videos about Mary Blair:

Oct 19, 2011

Park Wan-suh Google Doodle

Google celebrates the 80th birthday of Park Wan-suh, the South Korean best known female writer.

Top 5 facts about Park Wan-suh:

1. She was born on October 20, 1931  in Gaepung-gun, Gyeonggi-do (now in North Korea).

2. Park entered Seoul National University, the most prestigious in Korea, but dropped out almost immediately after attending classes due to the outbreak of the Korean War and the death of her brother.

3. During the war, Park was separated from her mother and elder brother by the North Korea army, which moved them to North Korea

4. Park published her first work, The Naked Tree, in 1970, when she was 40. Her oeuvre quickly grew however and as of 2007 she had written fifteen novels, and 10 short story collections. 

5. She lived in the village of Achui, in Guri, outside Seoul until her death. Park died on the morning of January 22, 2011, suffering from cancer. (via Wikipedia)

Oct 15, 2011

Italo Calvino Google Doodle

Google celebrates 88th birthday of Italo Calvino:

Top 5 facts about Italo Calvino:

1. Italo Calvino was born in Santiago de Las Vegas, a suburb of Havana, Cuba on October 15, 1923.

2. He was an Italian journalist and writer of short stories and novels.

3. His best known works include the Our Ancestors trilogy (1952–1959), the Cosmicomics collection of short stories (1965), and the novels Invisible Cities (1972) and If on a winter's night a traveler (1979).

4. He was the most-translated contemporary Italian writer at the time of his death, and a noted contender for the Nobel Prize for Literature.

5. Italo Calvino died on 19 September 1985. (Wikipedia)

Oct 11, 2011

Google Doodle for Art Clokey's 90th Birthday

Google celebrates Art Clokey's 90th Birthday:

Press balls to have fun on Google or click to see the YouTube video ()

Top 5 facts about Art Clokey:

1. Arthur "Art" Clokey  was born on October 12, 1921

2. He was a pioneer in the popularization of stop motion clay animation, beginning in 1955 with a film experiment called Gumbasia, influenced by his professor, Slavko Vorkapich, at the University of Southern California.

3. Art Clokey and his wife Ruth invented Gumby. 

Since then Gumby and his horse Pokey have been a familiar presence on television, appearing in several series beginning with the Howdy Doody Show and later The Adventures of Gumby

The characters enjoyed a renewal of interest in the 1980s when American actor and comedian Eddie Murphy parodied Gumby in a skit on Saturday Night Live. In the 1990s Gumby: The Movie was released, sparking even more interest.

4. Clokey's second most famous production is the duo of Davey and Goliath, funded by the Lutheran Church in America.

5. He died on January 8, 2010. (via Wikipedia)

Fridtjof Nansen Google Doodle

Google celebrates Fridtjof Nansen's 150th Birthday.

Top 5 facts about Fridtjof Nansen:

1. Fridtjof Wedel-Jarlsberg Nansen was born on October 10, 1861

2. He was a Norwegian explorer, scientist, diplomat, humanitarian, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate. 

3. In his youth a champion skier and ice skater, he led the team that made the first crossing of the Greenland interior in 1888, and won international fame after reaching a record northern latitude of 86°14′ during his North Pole expedition of 1893–96. 

4. His techniques of polar travel and his innovations in equipment and clothing influenced a generation of subsequent Arctic and Antarctic expeditions.

5. Fridtjof Nansen died on May 13, 1930. (via Wikipedia)

Oct 9, 2011

Mihajlo Idvorski Pupin Google Doodle

An interesting Google Doodle for the birthday of Mihajlo Idvorski Pupin:

Top 5 facts about Mihajlo Idvorski Pupin:

1. He was born on October 9, 1854 in the village of Idvor (part of Kovačica municipality) in Banat, Kingdom of Hungary, Austrian Empire (today in Serbia).

2. He emigrated to the United States of America in 1874 and entered Columbia College in 1879, where he became known as an exceptional athlete and scholar.

3. Mihajlo Idvorski Pupin was was a Serbian physicist and physical chemist.

4. Pupin is best known for his numerous patents, including a means of greatly extending the range of long-distance telephone communication by placing loading coils (of wire) at predetermined intervals along the transmitting wire (known as "pupinization").

5. He died on March 12, 1935. (Wikipedia)

Google Doodle for the Independence Day of Uganda

Google celebrates the Independence Day of Uganda.

Top 5 facts about Uganda:

1. Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa.

2. Uganda is also known as the "Pearl of Africa".

3. Uganda takes its name from the Buganda kingdom.

4. Uganda gained independence from Britain on 9 October 1962.

5. The official languages are English and Swahili. (Wikipedia)

Google Doodle History: John Lennon Google Doodle (Oct 09, 2010)

Oct 09, 2010 - John Lennon's 70th Birthday. Courtesy of Yoko Ono Lennon/Bag One Arts, Inc. 

Top 5 facts about John Lennon:

1. John Winston Lennon was born on October 9, 1940 in Liverpool.

2. He was named John Winston Lennon after his paternal grandfather, John "Jack" Lennon, and then-Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

3. John Lennon was an English musician and singer-songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles.

4. His son Sean was born on 9 October 1975 for Lennon's 35th birthday. 

5. John Lennon died on December 8, 1980. (Wikipedia)

Oct 8, 2011

Google Doodle History: Invention of the Bar Code (Oct 07, 2009)

Oct 07, 2009 Invention of the Bar Code - (Global) 

Google Doodle for the Hangul Proclamation Day

Google celebrates the Hangul Proclamation Day:

Hangul Day is is a Korean national commemorative day marking the invention and the proclamation of hangul (한글), the native alphabet of the Korean language, by King Sejong the Great. 

Oct 09, 2009 - Hangul Proclamation Day - (Korea) 

It is observed on October 9 in South Korea and on January 15 in North Korea. In North Korea, the day is called Chosun-gul Day.

Google Doodle for Independence Day of Croatia

Google celebrates the Independence Day of Croatia (October 8, 1991).

Top 5 facts:

1. Name: (Croatian) Republika Hrvatska

2. Capital: Zagreb

3. Population: 4,290,612

4. Area: 56,594 km(21,851 sq mi)

5. Currency: Kuna

via Wikipedia

Oct 5, 2011

Google honors Steve Jobs

Google honors Steve Jobs with a short message: "Steve Jobs, 1955-2011".

The link is connected with Apple's site:


Wikipedia also changes the information:

Several YouTube videos about Steve Jobs:

via Google, YouTube, Apple


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