Sunday, January 11, 2015

Google Doodles, Second half of 2014

I'm not sure if the Google staff is getting tired of doing these doodles, or if they're just running out of incentives. The second half of 2014, starting after Mandela, July 18, has been pretty disappointing compared to previous months. The below links are for the doodles that caught my attention for various reasons.

John Venn's 180th Birthday (Interactive)

Awa Odori

Perseid Meteor Shower 2014 (US) (Interactive)

Anders Jonas Angstrom's 200th Birthday

Diana Wynne Jones' 80th Birthday (Partly animated; she wrote "Howl's Moving Castle")

Mid Autumn Festival 2014

Respect for the Aged Day 2014

First Day of Autumn 2014 (animated)

Christopher Wren's 382nd Birthday (Animated)

86th anniversary of the first radio calisthenics broadcast in Japan (Video)

Halloween 2014 (Animated, hit refresh)

Day of the Dead 2014

Philae robotic lander lands on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

Akiko Yosano's 136th Birthday (Japanese poet and author)

Winter Solstice 2014 (Northern Hemisphere) (Animated)

Holidays 2014 (Day 3) (The only one of the series that is an animated video)

New Year's Eve 2014 (Animated)

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