Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Dive Captain Nemo Dive

It is worth a quick visit to Google's homepage today to check out their doodle dedicated to Jules Verne's 183rd birthday.

The fun, interactive doodle (don't miss playing with the lever to the right) celebrates Verne's science fiction classic Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (in French: Vingt Mille Lieues sous Les Mers). 

As Captain Nemo steered his submarine, the Nautlius, through an array of undersea mysteries and nefarious characters, he brought "exciting and inexplicable phenomenon" to generations of readers. Thanks Jules, and Happy Birthday. 

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Image: Wikipedia

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