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Today's Google Doodle: Anticipation!



It’s less than 24 hours before we enter a whole new year, and given how much of 2016 has been — going purely by news headlines — there are many who can’t wait for 2017 to begin. Among those impatient for the clock to strike 12 on January 1, 2017, are these colourful netted balloons looking at the clock, jumping around as if urging time to move faster.
Yes, it’s that sense of impatience for the new year to come is what the December 31 Google Doodle for 2016 is. “Happy New Year’s Eve! All across the world tonight, we’re sharing the eager anticipation of counting down to midnight: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…” is how the concept of the doodle has been described.


http://indianexpress.com/article/trending/trending-globally/new-years-eve-google-doodle-for-2017-to-start-4452671/

Found on Twitter-- Video of the Russians leaving the Maryland compound (link)

https://twitter.com/betsy_klein

Betsy Klein ‏@betsy_klein 6h6 hours ago
Russians depart Russian compound in Maryland- bus and vans and cars with diplomatic plates

She followed them all the way to the Russian embassy in DC! LOL


See who is marching in the inaugural parade:

http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/30/politics/trump-inauguration-parade/index.html?sr=fbpol123016trump-inauguration-parade0448PMVODtopLink&linkId=32884567

If my child were in one of those marching bands, I would not give permission for him to participate.

2016 will go on a little longer.... It is time for a leap second!

The year 2016 will last a little longer. You’ll need to wait a second!

As massive as our planet is, the Earth still “brakes” for ocean waves. Remarkably, this pale blue dot decelerates thanks to the braking action of ocean tides. In fact, our planet decelerates 2 milliseconds per day per century, according to the Naval Observatory. The final effect is that the planet’s rotation slows compared to atomic clocks.

>snip<
But since the world slows by about 2 milliseconds a day, a leap second needs to be added about every 500 days. Civil time must be adjusted so that the world’s atomic clocks do not vary from the Earth’s rotational time by more than 0.9 seconds, according to the observatory.

Said Geoff Chester: “By adding a leap second, we’re essentially stopping our atomic clocks to let the Earth catch up.”


More at link: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2016/12/28/on-dec-31-an-extra-leap-second-will-be-added-to-our-universal-clocks-because-waves/?postshare=5281482953246661&tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.2539db5cb43e

Today's Google Doodle: Charles Macintosh's 250th birthday:



It’s a wonder how the weatherbeaten Brits coped before Scottish chemist Charles Macintosh invented his eponymous waterproof coat. His invention, patented in 1823, came about as he experimented with coal-tar naphtha and rubber and realised they could be fused together with fabric to create a waterproof surface. These days in the U.K., it’s common to call any type of raincoat a "Mac."

Today’s Doodle shows Macintosh enjoying a Scottish rain shower whilst testing his ingenious invention.

https://www.google.com/doodles/charles-macintoshs-250th-birthday

On the corner is a banker with a motorcar,
The little children laugh at him behind his back.
And the banker never wears a mac
In the pouring rain, very strange.

"Penny Lane," The Beatles

Today's Google Doodle: Charles Macintosh's 250th birthday:



It’s a wonder how the weatherbeaten Brits coped before Scottish chemist Charles Macintosh invented his eponymous waterproof coat. His invention, patented in 1823, came about as he experimented with coal-tar naphtha and rubber and realised they could be fused together with fabric to create a waterproof surface. These days in the U.K., it’s common to call any type of raincoat a "Mac."

Today’s Doodle shows Macintosh enjoying a Scottish rain shower whilst testing his ingenious invention.

https://www.google.com/doodles/charles-macintoshs-250th-birthday

On the corner is a banker with a motorcar,
The little children laugh at him behind his back.
And the banker never wears a mac
In the pouring rain, very strange.
"Penny Lane," The Beatles

'Tis the Season, Day 2: Christmas Eve Google Doodle (cute!)

Today's Google Doodle: 'Tis the Season!

Today's Google Doodle: 'Tis the Season!



The countdown is on! Christmas is just two days away and Google is getting into the festive spirit with a Google Doodle celebrating the tradition of caroling.

Each of the letters in the word 'Google' represent a caroler with the letter 'l' waiting patiently to strike the triangle when the conductor, the letter 'e', gives it the nod.

"‘Tis the season for song! Wintertime brings with it a number of traditions, but few as old or joyful as caroling," said Google in a blog post. "Dating back thousands of years, the original carols were songs specific to certain regions, and shared by wandering minstrels on their travels between towns."


More at link: http://www.wired.co.uk/article/google-doodle-tis-the-season

Today's Google Doodle: 'Tis the Season!



The countdown is on! Christmas is just two days away and Google is getting into the festive spirit with a Google Doodle celebrating the tradition of caroling.

Each of the letters in the word 'Google' represent a caroler with the letter 'l' waiting patiently to strike the triangle when the conductor, the letter 'e', gives it the nod.

"‘Tis the season for song! Wintertime brings with it a number of traditions, but few as old or joyful as caroling," said Google in a blog post. "Dating back thousands of years, the original carols were songs specific to certain regions, and shared by wandering minstrels on their travels between towns."


More at link: http://www.wired.co.uk/article/google-doodle-tis-the-season

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