Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the 114th birthday of Japanese special effects director Eiji Tsubaraya, who was one of the co-creators of Godzilla and the main force behind Ultraman. In his honor, Google has ten minigames you can play aping all steps required to make the practical effects Tsubaraya was a master of.
Today marks the 194th birthday of Léon Foucault, the French physicist who used a pendulum to confirm the rotation of the Earth. Today's Google Doodle pays tribute.
Author and illustrator Maurice Sendak passed away last year, but tomorrow would have been his 85th birthday. In his honor, Google has posted an animated Doodle running through some of Sendak's classic books.
Today, Google honors German bacteriologist Julius Richard Petri (born May 31st, 1852), the scientist credited with the invention of the Petri dish – a ubiquitous research tool particularly suited to raising cell cultures and revealing how gross-and/or-fascinating the world is, generally.
Today would have been legendary graphic designer Saul Bass' 93rd birthday. As a tribute, Google has transformed their doodle into an amazing collection of Bas- inspired movie titles and posters, and it's gorgeous.