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A Rather Technical But Artistic Google Doodle For The Eponymous Christian Doppler.

by Anura Guruge


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I am a great fan of the ‘Doppler Effect‘ and as such was very happy to see this Google Doodle.

I did not realize that Doppler was that ‘old’ nor that he was Austrian. I would have had him 50-years younger and had thought he was German — but given that we are talking about 1803 that was ‘close’. {Smile}

This Doodle is only being shown in Austria. So, enjoy it here.


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by Anura Guruge


Action-Packed Google Doodle For Austrian ‘Karnival 2017’ — February 27.

by Anura Guruge


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This is the equivalent of the German & Austrian Mardi Gras. It starts earlier, BUT like Mardi Gras concludes on Ash Wednesday, 1st day of lent; March 1 — this year.


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by Anura Guruge


Tasty Google Doodle The Austrian Creator Of The Chocolate Torte (Sacher-Torte).

by Anura Guruge


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Only shown in Austria!

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by Anura Guruge


Quantum Theory Pioneer, Austrian Physicist Erwin Schrödinger’s 126th Birthday Google Doodle.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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>> American Astronomer Maria Mitchell’s 195th Birthday Google Doodle
>>Aug. 1, 2013.

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Funny ‘Breaking The Sound Barrier’ Incident On CNN Last Night With Legendary Chuck Yeager.


Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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by Anura Guruge


Click image to access the CNN video and write up of this interview of Chuck Yeager by Don Lemon, last night, Oct. 14, 2012.


Yesterday was the 65th anniversary of Chuck Yeager becoming the 1st man to break the Sound Barrier (~800 mph) in 1947.

As it happened, coincidentally, given that bad weather had delayed the jump a few times since last week, it was also the day that Austrian Felix Baumgartner became the 1st person to break the sound barrier OUTSIDE of a vehicle — i.e., he jumped from a balloon with a parachute and a special, pressurized space suit. (See below.)

Around 10:30 pm, most nights, before turning off the TV and heading upstairs for my 3rd shift of work, I typically flip over to CNN to catch their news update. Last night, being a Sunday, it was the ever irrepressible, always giddily enthusiastic Don Lemon as the anchor. So just as I flipped over, he was about to start a phone interview with Chuck Yeager, who was in Las Vegas. Chuck, now 89, had commemorated the 65th anniversary by being in the back seat of a U.S. Air Force F-15 jet that broke the sound barrier that morning — at the same time that Chuck had done so, so many years ago.

So Don, bubbly as ever, goes: “General Yeager, where you at the controls of today’s jet when it broke the Sound Barrier?

DEAD SILENCE.

CNN had lost sound!

The CNN sound barrier had been broken.

Don didn’t even crack a joke about it!

Cracked me up. Talk about breaking the Sound Barrier. So graphic. The video shown above was the 2nd TAKE of that interview!


Click for ABC coverage of yesterday’s Baumgartner jump.