Gideon Sundback Zipper Google Doodle

Today’s Google Doodle: Gideon Sundback’s 132nd Birthday Zipper

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Google’s doodles never fails to amaze us.

There’s the playable guitar, the Muppets, the tribute to John Lennon, and of course the Pacman game.

Today, you will see a giant zipper in Google’s homepage.

The fun begins when you realize that you can actually move the zipper up and down. It then reveals the search results page for the  keyword “Gideon Sundback”.

Gideon Sundback Zipper Google Doodle

That of course is the man who designed the modern zipper who is celebrating his 132nd birthday today.

Gideon Sundback was born on April 24, 1880 at the Sonarp farm in Ödestugu Parish, in Jönköping County, Småland, Sweden.

Sundback made several advances in the development of the zipper between 1906 and 191. He originally called it the “Separable Fastener”. The name zipper was created in 1923 by B.F. Goodrich, who used the device on their new boots.

In 2006, Sundback was honored by inclusion in the National Inventors Hall of Fame for his work.

Check out his Wikipedia entry to find out more about Gideon Sundback.

If you missed Google’s doodle, check out the YouTube video of it:

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