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Google’s Moog Synthesizer

Today’s Google Doodle is an interactive Moog synthesizer. You can click to play it, but if you want to make real music, use the QWERTY row of your keyboard for the white keys, and numbers for the black keys. The buttons and knobs work as well, and you can record and play back your masterpieces [...]

Architectural Google Doodle

German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was born 126 years ago today. He was influential in shifting modern architecture away from the ornate to the simple. Whether that is actually progress is in the eye of the beholder, but he is honored by today’s Google doodle, which depicts the SR Crown Hall in Chicago, [...]

Google Doodle Honors Hertz

Today’s Google Doodle is a wave form. This is to commemorate German physicist Heinrich Rudolf Hertz, born 155 years ago today. Hertz proved by experiment the existence of electromagnetic waves. His research led to the development of radio, TV, and radar, although he dismissed its importance at the time. Hertz’ name even became a unit [...]

Charles Addams Honored with Doodle

The man who originally created the Addams family would have been 100 years old today, if he hadn’t died in 1988. Charles Addams was a cartoonist at The New Yorker and began drawing the ghoulish yet humorous characters in 1938. Those characters eventually took on the author’s name and were made into a TV sitcom, [...]

75 Years of Jim Henson

(YouTube link) Muppet creator (and the most renowned puppeteer ever) Jim Henson was born on September 24, 1936, which would make him 75 years old if he were with us today. In honor of the occasion, the Google Doodle features a group of Henson’s monsters -and you can act as the Muppeteer! Link to Google. Link to a [...]

Google Doodle’s Freddie Mercury Tribute

(YouTube link) This is a Google Doodle tribute to Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara) for what would have been his 65th birthday on Monday. If the doodle isn’t showing up on the Google search page in your region yet, you can see it here. Clicking on the doodle will bring up this video. -via reddit

Pierre de Fermat

Mathematician Pierre de Fermat was born 410 years ago today, as we learn from the Google doodle of the day. The doodle recreates Fermat’s Last Theorem, which he left scribbled in the margin of a book. Fermat’s claim left mathematicians puzzled for over 350 years — as mathematicians proved it true for many sets of possible [...]

10 Neat Facts About The Flintstones (on their 50th anniversary)

On September 30th, 1960, Americans sat down to watch the premiere of a prime-time animated series called The Flintstones. Fifty years later, Fred and his gang are remembered as our favorite cavemen. The Hanna-Barbera production ran for six seasons and is still a part of our pop culture landscape. 1. Today’s Google doodle honors The Flintstones [...]