February 28, 2012

Happy Leap Year!

Optimistic Googlers will enjoy today's salute to the Leap Day or Leap Year, whichever wording you fancy.

It's one-minute of ragtime music from Kevin McCleod titled  "Merry Go Slower." Along with the classic Google home page, the YouTube version recognizes the 220th birthday of Italian composer Gioachino Rossini, born February 29, 1792.

As a refresher, Leap Year happens once every four years in order to correct the mathematical difference between earth's travel and the Gregorian calendar. The correction started in 1592.

 This Google Doodle was created by Google Doodle Team Leader Ryan Germick who also penned the popular interactive Pac-Man and Les Paul doodles. It's this kind of whimsy that keeps Google fresh, innovative, and yes, optimistic.
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