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‘Google Nose’ (Beta): A Real Life Example Of It In Use, ‘Wet Dog’

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by Anura Guruge


A Few Related posts:
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Google Nose (Beta)
>>April 1, 2013.

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Google’s scratch Doodle for April Fool’s — Apr. 1, 2013.
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Google’s April 1, April’ Fools Doodles — Mar. 30, 2013.
>> All Of Google’s Doodles & Games … — Jan. 16, 2013.

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WetDog

Google Introduces ‘Google Nose’ (Beta): The New Scentsation In Search. Not A Joke. This Is Legit.

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Anura Guruge


A Few Related posts:
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Google’s scratch Doodle for April Fool’s — Apr. 1, 2013.
>> 
Google’s April 1, April’ Fools Doodles — Mar. 30, 2013.
>> All Of Google’s Doodles & Games … — Jan. 16, 2013.
>> Link To Google’s ‘Zamboni’ Game … — Jan. 16, 2013.

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googlenose

Click to access Google Nose.

That Google, unfortunately, introduced it on April 1 is a shame.
Many will dismiss it as a joke.

Microsoft Bing Competes With Google Doodles With Interactive Easter Egg Background.

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by
Anura Guruge


A Few Related posts:
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Cesar Chavez Doodle, Mar. 31 … — Mar. 31, 2013.
>> All Of Google’s Doodles & Games … — Jan. 16, 2013.
>> Link To Google’s ‘Zamboni’ Game … — Jan. 16, 2013.
>> Google’s April 1, April’ Fools Doodles — Mar. 30, 2013.

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BingEaster

Click here to access Bing’s Easter 2013 search page with this background.

Move the cursor around and find ‘pop up’ rectangles. They contain clever ‘quotes’ or jokes like that shown above.


Wow. We now have controversy about Google Doodles! Who would have thought. [See below.]

And Bing is competing. Though my ISP, TDS, has Bing as the default search if I mistype a URL, I am a dyed in the wool Googler. I just banged my name into Bing when I went to get the background. I was impressed with the results. Maybe I should try it. But, as Deanna always complains I like my routines — but, part of that is the discipline. I have used Google for so long.

I am, as you know, partial to Google Doodles — especially after they gave me the one I requested!

Bing, I guess, has a different background daily — and as with Doodles, some of it is country-specific. Yes, there is an archive (and I will confess, it is better laid out than Google’s).

I don’t think I will have the time to follow both. I am hooked on Doodles.

But …


The Controversy!

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Click to access article.

A Handsome Google Doodle For American Civil Rights Activist, Cesar Chavez’s 86th Birthday. He Died 1993.

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by
Anura Guruge


A Few Related posts:
>> All Of Google’s Doodles & Games … — Jan. 16, 2013.
>> Link To Google’s ‘Zamboni’ Game … — Jan. 16, 2013.
>> Google’s April 1, April’ Fools Doodles — Mar. 30, 2013.

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March31doodle

Click here to access the Cesar Chavez Doodle Google
on Google’s main search page during March 31, 2013.

Link to find it post-March 31 will be posted later.


Read about the controversy related to this Doodle on Easter
and the Bing counter with Easter Egg background!


Mexican American Cesar Chavez [March 31, 1927 – April 23, 1993]
was a farm worker, labor leader and civil rights activist,
who, with Dolores Huerta, co-founded the National Farm Workers Association
(later the United Farm Workers union, UFW).

Nice touch by Google.

Chavez has been getting a lot of press of late.

Google Doodles For April Fool’s Day: Can You Spot The ‘Valid’ Doodle?

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Anura Guruge


A Few Related posts:
>> All Of Google’s Doodles & Games … — Jan. 16, 2013.
>> Link To Google’s ‘Zamboni’ Game … — Jan. 16, 2013.

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April1Doodles

Click here to get access Google’s treasure trove
of archived Google Doodles.


Google is noted for its brilliant April Fool’s Day pranks.

Last year they announced the extremely funny 8-bit Google Maps. Just Google for all their other pranks. Wikipedia even has an entry titled: “List of Google’s hoaxes and easter eggs” .

But google has been quite circumspect when it comes to Google Doodles for April 1, i.e., April Fool’s Day. Here are three from 2009, 2010 and 2012. There wasn’t one for 2011.

Are they all pranks?

No. Only one is a bona fide joke. Can you tell which one that is?

One relies on some poetic license. Can you spot that one.

The other is truly legit, though it is very clever.

Никола́й Васи́льевич Го́голь with his trademark nose. But, he wasn’t born on April 1. Neither did he die on April 1. He was a ‘March’ man: was born and died in March.

Yes, the 2010, ‘Topeka‘ renaming was a ‘joke‘, though rather tame and obvious. Topeka, Kansas, more of less forced Google’s hand by making an official announcement, covered by the media, on March 1, 2010, that they were renaming Topeka, Kansas, ‘Google’, Kansas for a month. So, Google retaliates, so to speak. But it was very obvious.

Nikolai Gogol is real! Honest. He was Russian and only those that truly have an appreciation of world literature would have heard of him. That Google found him was so cute. Bravo. But, they did take some poetic license, which to me, spoilt it. Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol (Никола́й Васи́льевич Го́голь) WAS NOT born on April 1, 1809! He was born March 31, 1809. And Google can’t claim that it was April 1 in the U.S. At best it would have been March 30 in the U.S. So that was cheating.

The ‘VLT‘, standing for ‘Very Large Telescope‘ is very real and it did indeed go public on April 1, 1999. And the names are correct too. So that one is legit, though I have issues with the graphic. The laser shown shooting out of the 4 telescopes is not a common occurrence. Yes, they do shoot a laser to determine atmospheric distortion so that computer software processing the captured images can compensate for it. This is called ‘Adaptive Optics’. Yes, it looks cool, but as an astronomy buff I worry that it creates the wrong impression and that kids, especially, might form this notion of telescopes that shoot lasers into the sky on a routine basis.

The VLT at sunset.

Dancing, Very Cute, Google Doodle For St. Patrick’s Day. Plus All The Past St. Patty Doodles.

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St.PatGooglesmallRelated posts:
>> Valentine’s Day Ferris
>>Feb. 14, 2013.

>> All Of Google’s Doodles &
>> Games … — Jan. 16, 2013.

>> Link To Google’s ‘Zamboni’ Game … — Jan. 16, 2013.
>> Google’s Fun ‘Zamboni’ Game … — Jan. 16, 2013.
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Appears on Google's standard search page on St. Patrick's day. Click here to access. I will post new like post-St. Patrick's Day. Enjoy.

Click to access this Doodle after St. Patrick’s Day. Takes you to the Google Doodle archive.

Click here to get to this Google Doodle after St. Patrick’s Day.


Prior Doodles.

So much for the theory that they don’t  do repeat Doodles. The luck of the Irish.

Click to access Google page with all these archived Doodles.

Click to access Google page with all these archived Doodles.