With a two-in-one doodle, Google celebrates Valentine's Day and George Ferris' birthday
On Thursday, visitors to Google's home page were greeted with a two-in-one doodle depicting two Ferris wheels - a favorite ride of lovers. Push a heart button on the doodle and you will see wheels spinning and bringing up pictures of animals, who appear going on dates.
The symbolic meaning of the Ferris Wheel is being seen as 'love like a ride' and 'dating' by many when related to Valentine’s Day. The subject of today’s doodle, George Ferris, was born on February 14. You may push the heart button over and again to interact with the doodle.
Some basic facts about George Ferris
- Reference (Full name): Ferris, George Washington Gale Jr.
- Born: February 14, 1859, in Galesburg, Illinois
- Died: November 21, 1896, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Vocations: civil engineer, Inventor
Ferris became famous when he created the Ferris wheel in 1892, the chief of construction for the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago.
According to Adams-Volpe, a contemporary of Ferris, the invention of Ferris wheel brightened the horizon for new technologies and inventions and engineering projects and businesses gave birth to technology-driven civilization.
Ferris died from typhoid fever on November 21, 1896, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.