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A Very Soothing Google Doodle For Nepal’s ‘Republic Day 2015’ On May 29 — First Ever Doodle for Nepal.

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by Anura Guruge


Last Google Doodles:
>> U.S. Sally Ride’s 64th.
>> 2015 Eurovision Final.

**** Check Category ‘Google Doodle‘ (in sidebar) for other Doodles >>>>


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Click images to access the Google Doodles.

Permanent access, independent of date,
provided via the Google Doodle Archive.


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Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use link above to access original.

This Google Doodle is restricted to Nepal.

As the above explanation points out, in paragraph two, the recent devastating earthquakes played in role in the creation of this Doodle — the FIRST, ever, for Nepal. Nice. Hopefully they will get more in the years to come.


The “prayers to Buddha” mentioned towards the bottom of Google’s 3rd paragraph is a misconception!
Read this May 29, 2015 post for clarification.

Inspirational, Multi-Image Google Doodle For U.S. Astronaut Sally Ride’s 64th Birth Anniversary.

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by Anura Guruge


Last Google Doodles:
>> 2015 Eurovision Final.
>> Inge (‘Inner Core’) Lehmann’s 127th.

**** Check Category ‘Google Doodle‘ (in sidebar) for other Doodles >>>>


Click images to access the Google Doodles.

Permanent access, independent of date,
provided via the Google Doodle Archive.


I have to confess that I was puzzled when I saw this Google Doodle. What went through my mind was: “Wow. I did not KNOW that Google did Doodles for living people … and IF they made an exception for Sally Ride that is NEAT”.

It had somehow ESCAPED me that she had died in 2012! Sorry. I had actually written about her in 2013. But lets PLEASE get one thing clear. Sally Ride, as I talked about in my 2013 post, was NOT the 1st woman in space. Not even close.

Use links above to access complete Google write-up.


Click to access Wikipedia bio.


This Google should have been shown WORLDWIDE.
Why no U.K.? Does NOT make sense.


Sally Ride, Presidential Medal of Freedom: CNN Butchers History! She Was NOT 1st Woman In Space. Not EVEN Close.

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Click to access YouTube video where you can CLEARLY hear Jake Tapper of CNN say: 'Sally Ride -- first woman in space'.

Click to access YouTube video where you can CLEARLY hear Jake Tapper of CNN say: ‘Sally Ride — first woman in space’.


I could NOT believe my years.

As is my wont, I was listening to the TV while doing my ablutions — in this case putting in my contacts. I was sure I had misheard it.

So, I went up to the TV and since it is connected to a DVR rewound it.

Listened to it. Thought I again misheard. Replayed it.

I was shocked.

Valentina Tereshkova beat her by a FULL 20 years!

Well I do know my early space history — because as a barefoot, scrawny kid in shorts, growing up in Ceylon I was totally captivated by the space race. Though I was 9  and she was 26, I had a crush on her!

Here is the list from Wikipedia

Click to ENLARGE. Go to Wikipedia and bang in 'female astronauts' for the list.

Click to ENLARGE. Go to Wikipedia and bang in ‘female astronauts’ for the list.


Just for the record

Click to ENLARGE. Again from Wikipedia. Just bang in " spaceflight records".

Click to ENLARGE. Again from Wikipedia. Just bang in ” spaceflight records”.


The dedication in my
Comets: 101 Facts & Trivia book.

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