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April 9′s Eadweard J. Muybridge Animated Google Doodle

6 Responses to “April 9′s Eadweard J. Muybridge Animated Google Doodle”

  1. Harish Agarwal says:

    Great Day..9th April….

  2. Jeff says:

    Mint Julep please. Festive.

  3. Lisa S. says:

    This is great. THANK YOU FOR SHARING!

  4. Ann says:

    Very informative/educational! – (like most G Doodles!) – motivated me to find out about someone/something I’d never heard of!

  5. Danny says:

    the four horseman of the apocalypse is on the Google Picture today!
    look at the four colors of the horse on google
    blue green red and white horse on the picture. The yellow horse is you watching!
    When you look at the research on Eadweard Muybridge
    on Wikipedia there are FOUR pictures on wikipedia’s website
    bison=famine
    picture of people with swords=war
    2 people dancing=death: the article speaks of Eadweard dying of plague
    Person on galloping horse=Jesus Christ
    only a matter of time people!

  6. Angie says:

    I enjoyed it like all the other google “doodles”. I look forward to the next one. It did get me to google who Mr. Muybridge was. Congratulations on this and every other one. Thank you.

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