I’m always amused by the clever doodles Google comes up with — changing their logo and brand to celebrate events, holidays and famous artists. But today’s doodle is extra magical. To celebrate what would be Jules Verne’s 183rd birthday, Google tries to capture the spark and sense of exploration found in his popular novel, 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea. The Google logo acts as the window of the submarine from the story. The user can interact by “pulling” the lever (or dragging their mouse overtop) to navigate the sub down to the bottom of the sea. In essence, there is a little underwater adventure on my computer!
There’s a decent amount of detail down there too, from the little divers, treasures and fishies to the creepy sea creatures lurking below. It’s quite fun to play around for a bit.
Happy birthday, Jules.
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