Today’s doodle, celebrating Jules Verne’s 183rd birthday, tries to capture that sense of adventure and exploration. He was a French author from Brittany who pioneered the science-fiction genre. He is best known for novels such as Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, A Journey to the Center of the Earth, and Around the World in Eighty Days.
Using CSS3, the doodle enables anyone to navigate the Nautilus down (nearly) 20,000 leagues with the simple pull of a lever. And for those using devices with built-in accelerometers and the latest versions of Google Chrome or Firefox, it’s even simpler—just tilt your device in the direction you want to explore and the Nautilus will follow.
So voyage below (and above) the waves to see what you can discover… just make sure to keep an eye out for the giant squid.