Category Archives: games

Google honors Rubik’s cube; solve it yourself and win encomiums

We all know about this one, and I bet some of you are experts. (I am lousy at stuff like this and never solved my only cube.) Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the 40th anniversary of the famous cube invented by Hungarian Erno Rubik, whose name will linger in history longer than any of ours. If […]

Google box is a crossword puzzle today

Tomorrow is the 100th anniversary of the crossword puzzle, but if you go to Google today, you’ll see this: Which, if you click on it, turns into this: And you can use your keyboard to fill in the puzzle. I’ve never been much interested in crosswords, and when I try I’m lousy at them, but […]

Doctor Who Google Doodle in the UK

I’ve been told, and have verified it, that Google UK has a special interactive Google Doodle today honoring the 50th anniversary of the first episode of “Doctor Who”.  (Because it’s also the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination, I assume it’s not on the Google US site out of respect.) The doodle is in fact is […]

Google doodle celebrates first parachute descent

Today’s Google page has an animated and interactive Doodle celebrating the first parachute jump—at the end of the eighteenth century. The Mirror gives the background: The moving illustration pays homage to Andre-Jacques Garnerin’s feat, accomplished from a balloon over Paris’s Parc Monceau on October 22, 1797. At the time of his daring leap, Garnerin was […]

Mindless entertainment: online cat jigsaw puzzle

Got a few minutes to spare on the march toward extinction? If you go here, you can see this: And with some judicious manipulation, you can make this (and you’ll be timed): h/t: Steve

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