Today is Jules Verne‘s 183rd birthday. What a young fellow!
Jules Gabriel Verne (February 8, 1828 – March 24, 1905) was a French author from Brittany who pioneered the science-fiction genre. He is best known for novels such as Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), A Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873). Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travel before air travel and practical submarines were invented, and before practical means of space travel had been devised. He is the third most translated individual author in the world.
Google has a Doodle to celebrate this event and “tries to capture that sense of adventure and exploration.”
If you cannot see it immediately, click on the little colorful balls on the top right of the original Google logo.
You can navigate and travel yourself 20.000 leagues under the sea! All from the safety and warmth of your home! 😛
If you can’t find it, it looks like this:
Happy adventuring !