Google has long been known for its doodles, honoring people for what they've done. Today is no exception. In fact, this one goes the extra mile - or, say, the extra 20,000 leagues.
Jules Verne, the writer who gave us "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea," would be 183 years old Tuesday, and Google celebrates not just with a doodle, but with a doodle that lets you operate a virtual submarine. Go to its homepage at Google.com, and you can move a joystick to send your sub periscope down, up, left, or right.
This may remind many of you of the recent "Pac-Mac" doodle, which let you play the famous video game; that one came as a joint effort between the search giant and Pac-Man maker Namco. This time, instead of dodging ghosts, you'll meet squid, while you cruise past shipwrecked vessels.
Over the years, the Google doodles have evolved from a one-person operation to a whole mini-department. It's always cool to go back there and see them at work, and this latest one looks like it started as a post Pac-man inspiration. It's cool, and look for your office productivity to dip as employees discover it during the day.