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A Google Doodle for Jules Verne

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In commemoration of Mr. Jules Verne’s 183rd birthday, Google’s logo acts as the portholes of Nautilus today. The author of 20,000 Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and A Journey to the Center of the Earth, Verne is credited as a father of science fiction, along with the great H.G. Wells, whose birthday was also celebrated by Google, and Hugo Gernsback. The 1954 motion picture adaptation of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea marked Disney’s entrance to the science fiction genre with a bang, surpassing the production costs of Gone with the Wind.

The Verne Google Doodle is the third HTML5 interactive logo from the world’s greatest search engine. The first paid homage to Pac-Man’s 30th birthday, and there was speculation that the second, more recent bouncy ball Google Doodle was in honor of the company’s incorporation anniversary.

Happy Birthday, Verne. There’s no sub I’d rather sip scotch in than Captain Nemo’s.

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