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The most subversive, dissident and revolutionary centre of modern art. The planet Ziggy Stardust came from. That’s right – Switzerland. What is a Penny Black stamp? Google Doodle celebrates landmark British design - Home News - UK - The Independent. Featuring a profile of Queen Victoria, the stamp was issued on 1 May 1840 for official use from 6 May that year.
The idea of an adhesive stamp to indicate pre-payment of postage was part of Sir Rowland Hill’s proposal in 1837 to reform the British postal system. Hill was granted a two-year contact to run the new system after creating a design, finally deciding on an easily-recognisable profile of 15-year-old Princess Victoria, which he believed would be difficult to forge. Loading gallery Penny Blacks can be highly collectable, with one set of four unused 1840 stamps available on the market for a whopping £140,000, while used versions can still sell for around £870. Despite these prices, they are not know to collectors to be particularly rare. Google Earth Day quiz results: Pangolin, honey badger, cuttlefish, mantis shrimp, komodo dragon, woolly mammoth-TechNews.
Since the first ever doodle for the Burning Man Festival back on August 30, 1998 doodle has posted hundreds of doodles on its home pages around the world, but this is the first time that the Internet giant has posted an online personality quiz in the form of an interactive doodle.
Also see: All of Google's Earth Day doodle over the last 15 years The 2015 Google Earth Day doodle "presents one of the Internet's favourite pastimes: a goofy quiz" that attempts to tell you which animal are you. Other results in the 2015 Google Earth Day quiz include: honey bee, red-capped manakin, coral, giant squid, sea otter and whooping crane. The doodle gives 5 sets of options of 4 and depending on what the user chooses, displays one of the 12 (possibly more) answers along with a brief description.
Listed below are the options we could dig out (if your results are different from these, do share in the comments below): You're a pangolin! You're a honey badger! Google Doodle's Earth Day quiz asks what animal you are. Wednesday, April 22, is Earth Day — that special time of year when we should all think long and hard about how we're treating our home planet.
To celebrate, Google released an interactive Doodle, which is really a quiz that determines what kind of animal you are based on your daily habits. So if you're a fierce meat-eater who prefers to be home alone on a Friday night, and your favorite hobby is strength training, you're probably a honey badger. According to Google, you'd be great at fending off lions and fighting king cobras. Other options include: cuttlefish, wooly mammoth, sea otter, mantis shrimp and Komodo dragon, among others. Google has released a different Earth Day Doodle every year since 2001. Have something to add to this story? B. R. Ambedkar's 124th Birthday: Indian social reformer and politician honoured with a Google Doodle - News - Gadgets and Tech - The Independent. Mr Ambedkar, popularly known as Babasaheb, was a politician and jurist who fought his whole life for the rights of dalits and other persecuted classes in the Indian social system.
Now the 124th anniversary of his birth has been celebrated with a Google Doodle. Loading gallery Dr Ambedkar was born in Madhya Padesh in central India in 1891, the fourteenth child of his parents. As a member of the Hindu Mahar caste, who were regarded as untouchable by the upper classes, he himself was the victim of discrimination, and was segregated at school. This continued even after gaining scholarships, studying in the US, and finding a jobs as Defence Secretary to a Maharaja or king, and later as a Professor of Political Economy in Mumbai, where other staff members and students objected to him using the same water jug as them. Happy International Women's Day! Google Doodle celebrates female achievement across the globe - News - Gadgets and Tech - The Independent. This year’s theme is ‘make it happen’ and aims to encourage effective action for advancing and recognising women.
It focuses on women in different professional sectors; the arts, female-owned businesses, in senior leadership roles, and all aspects of working environments where gender parity has still not been achieved. In the UK, the gender pay gap still stands at a significant 17.5 per cent, while the Equalities and Human Rights Commission estimates it will take 70 years to see an equal number of female and male directors of FTSE 100 companies. Unfortunately, gender discrimination does not stop there, with mothers facing an even greater challenge when they try to return to the work place after their maternity leave.
A study in August 2014 found one in ten of those in low paid work were demoted to a more junior role when they returned to work. Read more: Shameful statistics that show why IWD is so important Loading gallery. New Google Doodle Honors Inventor of Flat Map Gerardus Mercator. Laura Ingalls Wilder's 148th Birthday: Google celebrates 'Little House on the Prairie' author - Americas. Born on February 7, 1867, in the "Big Woods" of Wisconsin, Wilder was the second of five children.
Her father, Charles Ingalls, depicted as the character "Pa" in the television series based on the 'Little House' books, was known for his "wanderlust", and is frequently quoted in Laura's novels saying: "My wandering foot gets to itching". As a consequence of her father's desire for adventure and travel, Laura and the family often moved during her early years, before finally settling down in De Smet, South Dakota When she was sixteen, Laura accepted her first teaching work in De Smet, admitting later that she did not enjoy the job. She subsequently married Almanzo Wilder, whom she called Manly, and during their early years together the couple endured a bizarre number of trials and traumas. Loading gallery.
Laura Ingalls Wilder's 148th Birthday: Google celebrates 'Little House on the Prairie' author - Americas - World - The Independent. Anna Freud's 119th Birthday: Google Doodle celebrates the life of revolutionary child psychoanalyst and daughter of Sigmund Freud - News - Gadgets and Tech - The Independent. The doodle is a playful interpretation of Freud’s legacy, using multi-coloured shapes to reflect the complexity of her trade and the youth of her patients.
Anna was the youngest child of the founder of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud, and his wife Martha. She was the only one of his six children to take up psychology. Aged just 13, she joined her father’s weekly discussions on psychoanalytic ideas. Loading gallery Her early interest paid off, and she later revolutionised how children are treated in a wide range of fields, by pioneering the idea that children must be watched in order for adults to understand their perspective. Longer visiting hours in hospitals for young patients, and the use of screens and video cameras to make courtrooms more accommodating for children giving evidence, are both attributed to her. Freud started her career as a teacher in 1920s Vienna, and established her own psychoanalytical practice with children in 1923. Jonas Salk 100th Birthday: Polio vaccine developer's extraordinary achievement celebrated with Google Doodle - News - Gadgets and Tech. The heart-warming illustration depicts two children holding up a sign reading “Thank you, Dr Salk!”
– a tribute to the virologist’s work against a disease whose main victims were children. In the two years before his vaccine was made widely available, the average number of polio cases in the US was more than 45,000. By 1962, that number had dropped to 910. Salk graduated from New York University School of Medicine in 1939 with his M.D. degree, and soon started work as a staff physician at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. He would then apply his talents to the field of research, becoming a fellow at the University of Michigan where he worked to develop a flu vaccine at the request of the US Army. By 1947, he was appointed director of the Virus Research Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, the institution where he developed the techniques that would help him discover a vaccine for polio.
Loading gallery. Niki de Saint Phalle: Google Doodle celebrates birthday of French sculptor, painter and film maker. Google have created one of their trademark doodles to mark what would have been the 84th birthday of the artist Niki de Saint Phalle, most famous for her 'Nanas', the curvy female figures that form the Doodle in her honour.
Saint Phalle was born in France in 1930 and grew up in the USA. After an early career as a fashion model, she studied theatre and acting in Paris before giving this up to become an artist. Saint Phalle created "Shooting Paintings" in the early 1960s. Jonas Salk 100th Birthday: Polio vaccine developer's extraordinary achievement celebrated with Google Doodle - News - Gadgets and Tech - The Independent. Mary Anning: British palaeontologist celebrated in Google doodle. Mary-anning-why-is-the-fossil-collector-and-palaeontologist-so-important-9409538. Anning’s birthday is honoured because her important discoveries challenged the predominant beliefs surrounding palaeontology during the 19 century, providing key pieces of evidence to contradict theories on extinction and evolution.
Her observations were central to the discovery that bezoar stones were actually fossilised faeces following her correspondence with William Buckland, a lecturer on geology at the University of Oxford. Anning was initially introduced to palaeontology because of her family’s dire financial situation. Born into relative poverty, Anning and her father Richard would collect fossils from cliffs at Lyme Regis to sell and make ends meet with. She would later continue to sell fossils to support herself following her father's death. Loading gallery. Rachel Louise Carson commemorated in Google doodle. Google doodle today commemorates the 107th birth anniversary of Rachel Louise Carson, eminent scientist and author of Silent Spring, the book that launched a truly global environmental movement and led to the banning of pesticide DDT.
Born on 27 May 1907, in Springdale, Pennsylvania, Carson was a nature lover, a keen reader and had developed a penchant for writing from an early age, documenting the living world around her. She read zoology at Johns Hopkins University, completing her MA in 1932 and later joined US fish and wildlife service as a marine biologist.
Besides her scientific work, she wrote pamphlets, articles and features on nature and conservation and in 1936 became editor-in-chief of all publications of USFWS, according to a biography by Linda Lear. Despite being targeted by the chemical industry, Carson continued to speak out against the use of pesticides in agriculture. European Parliament Elections: Google doodle created to mark polling day across the continent. Mary-anning-google-doodle-celebrates-fossil-collector-and-paleontologists-215th-birthday-9406691. The image shows Anning brushing dirt away from a giant dinosaur skeleton that spells out ‘Google’, while her tools rest in a basket beside her.
Anning made some of the most significant geological discoveries of all time, including crocodile-like ichthyosaurs. Anning was born to dissenters Richard Anning and Mary Moore in Lyme Regis, Dorset, on 21 May 1799. She and her brother Joseph were the only survivors among 10 children born to their parents. Anning was named after her sister who died in a house fire. In August 1800, at just 15 months old, Anning was hit by a lightning strike that killed three other people - an incident that became part of local lore, and that was said to have turned her into a particularly bright child.
Loading gallery In pictures: 11 amazing archaeological discoveries 1 of 11 Anning was taught how to search for fossils by her carpenter father. After her father died in 1810, aged 44, Anning supplemented her family’s minuscule income by continuing to run the stall. Dorothy-hodgkin-google-doodle-celebrates-114th-birthday-of-nobel-prizewinning-british-chemist-9353147. Hodgkin, born 12 May 1910, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for discovering the molecular structure of vitamin B12, making her at the time only the third woman to win the prize.
She was best known for advancement of the technique of of X-ray crystallography, in which she used large punch-card operated tabulators, early predecessor to the modern computer, to analyse the patterns cast by reflected X-rays. She used to technique to work out the structure of the penicillin molecule, in 1946. Audrey-hepburn-85th-birthday-google-doodle-celebrates-the-legacy-of-an-actress-and-style-icon-9321896. Years after her death, she has remained as influential today as she was during her lifetime. But what was it about Hepburn that still inspires generation after generation and keeps her work alive? Perhaps her roles can shed light on how she has became one of the best-loved actresses of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Before landing the role as high society girl Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Hepburn had already made her name in other films playing a diverse range of characters.
She starred as Princess Ann in the romantic comedy Roman Holiday in 1953 alongside Gregory Peck. The film was both a critical success and commercial success, estimated to have earned $3million at the North American box office during its first week of release. Other notable Hepburn roles included Sabrina, in which she co-starred with Humphrey Bogart and William Holden. Loading gallery. Cinecittà studios: Google Doodle celebrates 77th anniversary. Google Doodles: A 'Campfire for the Whole World' At the Googleplex in Mountain View sits a team within the Search Features department that creates all the Google Doodles for the whole world. Cricket T20 World cup finals day honoured by Google Doodle. The Google Doodle World T20 illustration. Mother's Day: Google Doodle celebrates Mothering Sunday with image of cycling family - News - Gadgets & Tech. While Mother’s Day has set dates in other countries, in the UK Mothering Sunday is marked on the fourth Sunday of Lent.
The day's origins lie in domestic servants and apprentices being given the day off by their employers to visit their mother and the rest of their family. The occasion is also linked to customs dating back to the 16th century, when it is believed that people would visit the ‘mother church’ – the main church or cathedral in their area - in the build up to Easter. Read more: Quotes about a mum's loveThe best films to watch with your mum Giving a bouquet of flowers on Mothering Sunday is said to come from children picking newly-blossomed wild flowers and violets on their way to church. Mothering Sunday was also known as Refreshment Sunday, as the strict Lent rules in some denominations were relaxed. Families were therefore allowed to indulge briefly on Mother's Day, and would eat Simnel which was customarily topped with moreish sugar violets. Saint-patricks-day-as-google-doodle-marks-irish-national-holiday-here-are-10-things-you-didnt-know-about-the-saint-himself-9193795.
Whether you are planning to join raucous revelries and ingest more green food dye than is healthy, or spend a quiet evening with a hearty plate of colcannon, be sure to arm yourself with the following surprising facts about the day’s namesake to impress your companions. 1. St Patrick isn't Irish Despite being the patron saint of Ireland, St Patrick was born in Britain around 385AD, to aristocratic parents Calpurnius and Conchessa. It is unclear whether they lived in Scotland or Wales, but they are believed to be Romans and are thought to have owned a townhouse, country villa, and many slaves. International-womens-day-2014-google-doodle-compiles-celebratory-video-9176517. International Women's Day 2014 has the theme 'inspiring change' and celebrates the social, political and economic achievements of women, while focusing world attention on areas that still need further action. Google's Doodle marks the day by showing over 100 women from all corners of the globe in a 80 second video.
Rainbow Olympic Google Doodle Disses Russia's Anti-Gay Laws. One day ahead of the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Google has made a strong pro-LGBT statement with its latest homepage Google Doodle, which appears on every country's version of Google, including the Russian homepage. Eugne-violletleduc-parisian-architect-celebrated-in-google-doodle-9086997.