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The Equestrian High Jump Record, At 8.1′, That Has Stood For 64 Years Seems Incongruous To Me.

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>> Link To Google’s ‘Zamboni’ Game … — Jan. 16, 2013.
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eqhighjumpdoodleClick here to get to this Google Doodle.


The record being set in Chile.

I have learned a lot of late by making a point to study Google Doodles.

I saw the above Chilean Colonel Alberto Larraguibel Morales (May 30, 1919 – April 12, 1995) Doodle on February 5, 2013 — the day after they produced a Doodle for Sri Lanka Independence Day.

I had no idea what they were talking about. Though I used to watch equestrian show jumping on TV, as all Brits are expected to do, I wasn’t familiar with the term ‘Puissance’. Maybe I did know it at one point but had forgotten it because I haven’t seen horse jumping on TV in the 29 years I have lived here (this time around).

Google has actually used the WRONG terminology. Puissance involves an upright fence. As you can see from the Doodle, Alberto Larraguibel was jumping over a sloped fence. That is the equestrian high jump competition ad it involves a single, sloping fence — the bottom half is hedge, the top made out of rails. So the Doodle is accurate in that respect.

Larraguibel (who at the time was a captain) broke the record for the the equestrian high jump, on February 5, 1949, at an official international event, in his native Chile.

He was riding quite a famous horse, chestnut stallion named ‘Huaso‘ (née ‘Faithful’).

They cleared, as officially ratified by the relevant sporting body, 8.1 feet (2.47 meters).

To beat the record somebody needs to jump 8.2 feet.

Same record jump, but head on. Does look quite high to me.

I like horses. Always have. I have done a very small amount of riding. I have watched Devanee taking riding lessons. But, I don’t know much about horses.

That height surprised me. 8.1′ Didn’t seem that high. I commented about this to Deanna.

Yes, I know the horse has a person, weighing at least 120 pounds, sitting on them — and I know the difference that 6 pounds make when I strap on my wrist weights to slog up Prospect Mountain Road.

Tonight I had some time. So I did what I had been meaning to do.

The World and Olympic records for High Jump. [I was in the ball park in what I had thought they were.]

Want to guess?

Men: …..8.03′ [2.45 m] World (set in 1993) and 7.84′ [2.39] Olympic (set in 1996).

Women: 6.86′ [2.09 m] World (set in 1987) and 6.76′ [2.06] Olympic (set in 2004).

So, the horse record is less than an 1″ different from the men’s high jump — obviously without the 120(+) burden.

Seems incongruous to me — especially since the horse record has stood for 64 years, one of the longest standing records in sports.

Animated Google Doodle For The Great Nicolaus Copernicus’ 540th Birthday. This Is Top Notch. How To Get It.

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Anura Guruge


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>> Google’s Fun ‘Zamboni’ Game … — Jan. 16, 2013.



During February 19, 2013, it will be on Google's main SEARCH page and on the top of Google pages.

During February 19, 2013, it will be on Google’s main SEARCH page and on the top of Google pages.

Click here to get to this Google Doodle.


Click to access Google's Doodle archive.

Click to access Google’s Doodle archive.

Google’s Valentine’s Day Ferris Wheel Game (For George’s 154th Birthday). How to Get It.

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Anura Guruge


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>> Google’s Fun ‘Zamboni’ Game … — Jan. 16, 2013.


Click image to access Ferris Wheel at Google. It will stay here forever.

Click image to access Ferris Wheel at Google. It will stay here forever.


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You Love Google’s Zamboni Game; Now Try The Equally Fun (FREE) ‘Soccer’ Game From 2012.

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Anura Guruge


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>> Gain Access Google’s Zamboni Game … — Jan. 18, 2013.


Click to access, from Google. Safe and free.

Click to access, from Google. Safe and free.

Here is the link to the soccer game in text form,
IF you don’t want to click on the image.

This is the actual link: http://www.google.com/doodles/soccer-2012


How To NOW Gain Access Google’s Zamboni Game (Now That The Doodle Is History).

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Anura Guruge


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>> Yesterday’s Doodle for Cecilia May Gibbs … — Jan. 18, 2013.


Just click to access. It is at 'Google' and is safe.

Just click to access. It is at ‘Google’ and is safe.

Here is the link to the game in text form,
IF you don’t want to click on the image.

This is the actual link: http://www.google.com/logos/2013/zamboni.html


So, What About Yesterday’s Google Doodle For British Australian “Bush Fairy” Artist Cecilia May Gibbs?

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Anura Guruge


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>> All Of Google’s Doodles & Games … — Jan. 16, 2013.
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For very obvious reasons the January 16, 2013
Frank Zamboni
game
ignited enormous interest.

The next day’s Google Doodle for Cecilia May Gibbs kind of went unnoticed and unappreciated.
So here is the redux,


Cecilia May Gibbs Google Doodle 136 birthday anniversary


All Of Google’s Doodles & Games. The Complete Archive Going Back To 1998. Bingo.

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Anura Guruge


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>> Link To Google’s ‘Zamboni’ Game … — Jan. 16, 2013.
>> Google’s Fun ‘Zamboni’ Game … — Jan. 16, 2013.


Just click on the images … All safe.
Takes you to Google mandated pages.


Googledoodles

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Filed by year. This is 2012. There was a LOT in 2012.


Googledoodlesstore

Since this IS the ultra-commercialized Google, yes, there is a Google Doodle STORE where you can buy … skateboards with Doodles!


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I remembered the Maria Montessori doodle from August 31, 2012, which I wrote about. Here are SOME of what you can get with that Doodle … including U.S. postage. Amazing. Pretty amazing.


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If there was a GAME associated with the Doodle, it is THERE … accessible via the Doodle. So here is the Hurdles Game made popular on August 7, 2012 as part of the London Summer Olympics. ENJOY. Loads more.


Link To Google’s Fun (& Free) ‘Zamboni’ Game …

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ZambonilogoFor those having trouble accessing it, try this NEW, post Jan. 16 (safe) link.

The link is: http://www.google.com/logos/2013/zamboni.html

If that doesn’t work, try removing the trailing ‘s’ in the ‘https://‘ and just using ‘http://‘.

The game is still there, today, Wednesday, January 16, 2013; January 16 indeed being Frank’s birthday. It will probably disappear when the clock strikes midnight.



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going back to 1998.

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Google’s Fun ‘Zamboni’ Game (On Its Search Page) To Commermorate Frank Zamboni’s 112th Birthday.

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Anura Guruge


Here is the NEW (as of January 17) link to the game.

This is the actual link:
http://www.google.com/logos/2013/zamboni.html


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ZambonilogoKind of saw this Google ‘doodle‘ by accident earlier tonight (actually first thing in the morning since I am posting this around 12:30 am on January 16th). Wasn’t sure what it was. Put my mouse over it. “Frank Zamboni’s 112th birthday“. Since I am not into ice skating, in any shape or form, coming from very tropical Ceylon, it took me a second to remember where I had heard that name.

On a whim I clicked on the doodle. Took me the Google Full Page search. Clicked on the Zamboni logo and bang … a game. Quite cute. It will probably be gone tomorrow (Jan. 17).



Access to ALL of Google’s Doodles and GAMES
going back to 1998.

FREE. From Google, of course.