Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea Google Doodle Celebrates Jules Verne

February 8, 2011, By Alex Ion

Science Fiction fans may have already seen the new Google Doodle that celebrates Jules Verne’s 183rd birthday with a “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea” interactive art work.

The new Google logo features portholes of the Nautilus and comes with a joystick that allows you to control what you see. Go up and you’ll see the surface, or drag the stick down, left or right, and you’ll see t he beauty of sea life.

Jules Verne was a a French author from Brittany who pioneered the science-fiction genre.  The “Father of Science Fiction” as he’s known, has died in 1905 when he was 77 years old.

He is most famous for his amazing novels that include A Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864) or Around the World in Eighty Days (1873), but also for the fact that he wrote about space, air, and underwater travel, long before air travel and practical submarines were invented, and before practical means of space travel had been devised.

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