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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Google nautical theme in honour of Jules Verne

Google is celebrating the 183rd birthday of science fiction author Jules Verne with a special interactive Google doodle.
The search engine has paid tribute to the writer's undersea novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea with the doodle that appears at the top of the screen when you open up the search engine website.
The doodle features an ocean scene viewed through the portholes of a submarine.

Moving the joystick on the right hand-side of the logo changes the view through the submarine windows to include different views of marine life.
Verne wrote about space, air and underwater travel before air travel or practical submarines had been invented, and is thought to be the third most translated author in the world.