It’s the day to pay homage to one of the greatest minds in science fiction: Jules Vernes. On this day, in 1828, Jules Verne was born in Brittany, France. Countless people owe him their first foray into the wondrous worlds of thousands of leagues under the sea, the center of the Earth, and much more. Even those who do not read books have been exposed to Verne’s creations, thanks to Hollywood.
As can be expected, Google has not let an event such as this pass without doing something about it. For those of you who do not visit the Google home page regularly, you might want to spare a few minutes of your time and play with the current Google Doodle. The Doodle pays tribute to Jules Verne with an unmistakably Verne-like creation.
Don’t tell me that that image does not evoke images of Captain Nemo and his exploits.
To add to the fun, Google has added interactive elements to the Doodle. You can mess around with the handle with the red knob that can be found at the right side of the Doodle. Doing so will change the angle of your view.
To be honest, I wish that Google could have added more interactivity to the Doodle. After all, if Jules Verne had been alive to design that Doodle, I think he would have done more. I still think the Pac-Man Doodle beats all the others, don’t you agree?
In any case, playing with Google’s home page is still worth a few minutes of your time. When you get bored, grab your old copies of Verne’s works and you’ll be transported to more fascinating places in no time.