Nov 29, 2011

Google Doodle for Mark Twain's 176th birthday.

Google celebrates Mark Twain's 176th birthday.

Top 5 facts about Mark Twain:

1. Mark Twain is the pen name of Samuel Langhorne Clemens.

2. He was born on November 30, 1835 Florida, Missouri.

3. Mark Twain was an American author and humorist. 

4. He is most noted for his novels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885).

5. Mark Twain died on April 21, 1910 (aged 74). 

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938) via 

via Wikipedia, Google, YouTube

Nov 27, 2011

Google Doodle for the Egyptian parliamentary election 2011-2012 INFOGRAPHIC

Google honors the parliamentary election in Egypt:

Top 3 facts about the Egyptian parliamentary election 2011-2012:

1. Egypt will choose a 508-member parliament in the first elections after the ouster of Hosni Mubarak on Feb 11.

2. The three-stage election process:
  • first stage: 28-29 November, run-off on 5 December;
  • second stage: 14 December, run-off on 21 December;
  • third stage: 3 January, run-off on 10 January.
3. About 50 million out of a population of 80 million are eligible to vote.

An infographic via Al Jazeera:

via Al Jazeera, Wikipedia, Google,

Google Doodle History: Bruce Lee Google Doodle (Nov 27, 2010)

Nov 27, 2010 - Bruce Lee's 70th Birthday - (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan) 

Top 5 facts about Bruce Lee:

1. He was born on November 27, 1940 in San Francisco.

2. Bruce Lee was a Chinese American, Hong Kong actor, martial arts instructor, philosopher, film director, film producer, screenwriter, and founder of the Jeet Kune Do martial arts movement. 

3. His father was one of the leading Cantonese opera and film actors at the time. His mother was from one of the wealthiest and most powerful clans in Hong Kong, the Ho-tungs.

4. His films elevated the traditional Hong Kong martial arts film to a new level of popularity.

5. Bruce Lee died on 20 July 1973 (aged 32). (via Wikipedia)

Nov 26, 2011

Happy Birthday, Pippi Longstocking!

Today is the 66th Birthday of Pippi Longstocking. 

Here is Pippi Longstocking Google Doodle from 2010:

Top 5 facts about Pippi:

1. Her name is Pippilotta Delicatessa Windowshade Mackrelmint Ephraim's Daughter Longstocking or Pippilotta Viktualia Rullgardina Krusmynta Efraimsdotter Långstrump (Swedish).

2. Pippi is the daughter of seafarer Ephraim Longstocking, captain of the sailing ship Hoptoad.

3. She lives in "Villa Villekulla" with her monkey, Mr. Nilsson, and her horse.

4. Her fiery red hair is worn in kečkes, or pigtails.

5. She is the strongest girl in the world.

източници: Google, Wikipedia, Youtube

Nov 25, 2011

Google Doodle for the New Zealand general election 2011

The 2011 New Zealand general election on Saturday 26 November 2011 will determine membership of the 50th New Zealand Parliament. (Wikipedia)

Nov 23, 2011

Google Doodle History: Labor Thanksgiving Day (2010, Japan)

Nov 23, 2010 - Labor Thanksgiving Day - (Japan) 

Top 5 facts:

1. Labor Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday in Japan. 

2. It takes place annually on November 23. 

3. Labor Thanksgiving Day is an occasion for commemorating labor and production and giving one another thanks.

4. Labor Thanksgiving Day is the modern name for an ancient cereals harvest festival known as Niiname-sai.

5. The modern holiday was established after World War II in 1948.

via Wikipedia

Stanisław Lem and The Cyberiad Google Doodle - VIDEO

Nov 22, 2011

Stanisław Lem and The Cyberiad Google Doodle

Top 5 facts about Stanisław Lem:

1. Stanisław Lem  was born on September 12, 1921 

2. He was a Polish writer of science fiction, philosophy and satire. He was named a Knight of the Order of the White Eagle.

3. His books have been translated into 41 languages and have sold over 27 million copies.

4. Lem was the most widely read science-fiction writer in the world.

5. He died on March 27, 2006.

via Wikipedia, YouTube, Google

Google Thanksgiving Doodle

Google celebrates Thankgiving day with a special animated Doodle. This year everyone can create its own Turkeydoodle.

Google Thanksgiving Doodle

Lary Page published a post on Google+ for the special Doodle:

Here is a YouTube video with the Turkeydoodle:

Google Thanksgiving Doodle 2010


Google Doodle for Independence Day of Lebanon

Nov 22, 2011 - Lebanon Independence Day - (Lebanon) 

Mikhail Lomonosov Google Doodle

Nov 19, 2011 Mikhail Lomonosov's 300th Birthday - (Russia) 

Top 5 facts of Lomonosov:

1. Mikhail Vasilyevich Lomonosov was born on November 19, 1711

2. He was a Russian polymath, scientist and writer, who made important contributions to literature, education, and science. 

3. Among his discoveries was the atmosphere of Venus. 

4. His spheres of science were natural science, chemistry, physics, mineralogy, history, art, philology, optical devices and others. Lomonosov was also a poet, who created the basis of the modern Russian literary language.

 5. He died on April 15, 1765.

via Wikipedia, YouTube

Google Doodle for Independence Day of Latvia

Nov 18, 2011 - Latvian Independence Day - (Latvia) 

Nov 21, 2011

Google Doodle for the Independence Day of Morocco

November 18, 2011 - Independence Day of Morocco 

Top 5 facts about Morocco:

1. Morocco is a country located in North Africa. 
2. It has a population of more than 32 million.
3. It has an area of 710,850 km².
4. Morocco is a constitutional monarchy with an elected parliament.
5. The political capital is Rabat, and the largest city is Casablanca.

Nov 18, 2011

Louis Daguerre Google Doodle

Top 5 facts about Louis Daguerre:

1. Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre was born on November 18, 1787

2. He was a French artist and physicist, recognized for his invention of the daguerreotype process of photography.

3. Daguerre announced the latest perfection of the Daguerreotype, after years of experimentation, in 1839, with the French Academy of Sciences announcing the process on January 7 of that year. 

4. Daguerre's patent was acquired by the French Government, and, on August 19, 1839, the French Government announced the invention was a gift "Free to the World."

5. He died on July 10, 1851.

via YouTube, Wikipedia

Lola Mora Google Doodle

Top 5 facts about Lola Mora:

1. Lola Mora was born on 17 November 1866.

2. She was a sculptor, born in a farm in the province of Salta, Argentina, though generally considered native to Trancas, province of Tucumán, where she was recorded and baptized. 

3. She is known today as a rebel and a pioneer of women in her artistic field. 

4. Her real name was Dolores Mora Vega.

5. Lola Mora died on 7 June 1936.

Giò Pomodoro Google Doodle

Giò Pomodoro was a noted sculptor, and brother of the sculptor Arnaldo Pomodoro. 

He was born on November 17, 1930.
Died on December 21, 2002.

Nov 11, 2011

Hua Luogeng Google Doodle

Top 5 facts:

1. Hua Luogeng was born on 12 November 1910

2. He was a Chinese mathematician. 

3. Hua Luogeng was the founder and pioneer in many fields in mathematical research. 

4. He wrote more than 200 papers and monographs, many of which became classics. 

5. Hua Luogeng died on 12 June 1985.

Google Doodle for the Veterans Day

Veterans Day, formerly Armistice Day, is an annual United States holiday honoring military veterans on November 11.

The U.S. President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed an Armistice Day for November 11, 1919.

Google Doodle for St. Martin's Day

Google Portugal celebrates St. Martin's Day.

In Portugal, St. Martin's Day is commonly associated with the celebration of the maturation of the year's wine, being traditionally the first day when the new wine can be tasted. It is celebrated, traditionally around a bonfire, eating the magusto, chestnuts roasted under the embers of the bonfire (sometimes dry figs and walnuts), and drinking a local light alcoholic beverage called água-pé (literally "foot water", made by adding water to the pomace left after the juice is pressed out of the grapes for wine - traditionally by stomping on them in vats with bare feet, and letting it ferment for several days), or the stronger jeropiga (a sweet liquor obtained in a very similar fashion, with aguardente added to the water). (via Wikipedia)

Fyodor Dostoyevsky Google Doodle

Google celebrates the 190th birthday of Fyodor Dostoyevsky with a Doodle.

Top 5 facts about Dostoyevsky:

1. Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky was born on November 11, 1821 
2. He was a Russian writer of novels, short stories and essays.
3. Dostouevsky is best known for his novels Crime and Punishment, The Idiot and The Brothers Karamazov
4. His literary works explored human psychology in the troubled political, social and spiritual context of 19th-century Russian society.
5. He died on February 9, 1881. (via Wikipedia)

Google Doodle for the Independence Day of Poland

Google celebrates the Independence Day of Poland.

1. National Independence Day is a public holiday in Poland
2. It is celebrated every year on 11 November.
3. The idea is to commemorate the anniversary of Poland's assumption of independent statehood in 1918 after 123 years of partition by Russia, Prussia and Austria. (via Wikipedia)

Nov 8, 2011

Hideyo Noguchi Google Doodle

Google celebrates the 135th Birthday of Hideyo Noguchi.

Hideyo Noguchi was born on November 9, 1876.

He was a prominent Japanese bacteriologist who discovered the agent of syphilis as the cause of progressive paralytic disease in 1911.

Noguchi died on May 21, 1928.

Edmond Halley Google Doodle

Google celebrates the 355th birthday of Edmond Halley.

Top 5 facts about Edmond Halley:

1. Edmond Halley was born on 8 November 1656.

2. He was an English astronomer, geophysicist, mathematician, meteorologist, and physicist. 

3. Halley is best known for computing the orbit of the eponymous Halley's Comet. 

4. He was the second Astronomer Royal in Britain, following in the footsteps of John Flamsteed.

5. Halley died on 14 January 1742. (via Wikipedia)

Nov 3, 2011

André Malraux Google Doodle

Google celebrates the 110th birthday of André Malraux 

André Malraux (3 November 1901 – 23 November 1976) was a French adventurer, award-winning author, and statesman. 

He was appointed by General Charles de Gaulle as Minister of Information (1945–1946), then as Minister of State (1958–1959), and the first Minister of Cultural Affairs, serving during De Gaulle's entire presidency (1959–1969).

Having traveled extensively in Indochina and China, Malraux was noted especially for his novel entitled La Condition Humaine (Man's Fate) (1933), which won the Prix Goncourt. (via Wikipedia)

Google Doodle for the Panama's Independence day

Panama is the southernmost country of Central America. 
The capital is Panama City. 
Explored and settled by the Spanish in the 16th century, Panama broke with Spain in 1821 and joined a union of Nueva Granada, Ecuador, and Venezuela – named the Republic of Gran Colombia. When the latter dissolved in 1830, Panama and Nueva Granada stayed joined. Nueva Granada later became the Republic of Colombia.

-  from Spain 28 November 1821   
-  from Colombia 3 November 1903 

'Oodgeroo Noonucca Google Doodle

Oodgeroo Noonuccal, born Kathleen Jean Mary Ruska, formerly Kath Walker, (3 November 1920 – 16 September 1993) was an Australian poet, political activist, artist and educator. She was also a campaigner for Aboriginal rights. Oodgeroo was best known for her poetry, and was the first Aboriginal Australian to publish a book of verse.

Google Doodle for the Day of the Dead in Mexico

Day of the Dead is a Mexican National holiday. It focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. 

The celebration takes place on November 1–2, in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints' Day (November 1) and All Souls' Day (November 2). 

Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts.

Scholars trace the origins of the modern Mexican holiday to indigenous observances dating back hundreds of years and to an Aztec festival dedicated to a goddess called Mictecacihuatl.

Yokoyama Taikan Google Doodle

Yokoyama Taikan (2 November 1868 - 26 February 1958) was the pseudonym of a major figure in Meiji, Taishō and early Shōwa period Japanese painting. He is notable for helping create the Japanese painting technique of Nihonga. His real name was Yokoyama Hidemaro.


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