Google Celebrates Jules Verne's 183rd Birthday With New Doodle

Google has replaced the multi-coloured company logo on its search page with a new interactive doodle marking the 183rd birthday of celebrated French science fiction writer Jules Verne.

The word 'Google' on the doodle is fashioned out of round little windows that look as if they could have adorned the Nautilus submarine from Verne's most famous novel '20,000 Leagues Under The Sea'.

In interactive doodle allows users to explore the depths of the sea by using a lever provided next to the doodle.

In a blog post made by Google Doodler Jennifer Hom, the doodle was developed with the help Google techies Marcin Wichary and Kris Hom.

She also added that users who access the doodle from mobile devices with a built-in accelerometer and the latest Chrome or Firefox web browser will be able to navigate the Nautilus by tilting their device.

Commenting on her own experience when she first read '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea', Hom wrote: “The cover alone pulled me in, but I didn’t want to spoil all of the possible story lines by actually reading the book. Looking back, I realize that what fascinated me most was the unknown: a creative spark and the imaginative exploration that followed.”