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    Zamboni

    Oh good...I am so challanged I cant work the zamboni or the skater on today's google home page....

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    Not to worry, Chris. I know nothing about video games in general, and the basics of this one are not at all obvious to me -- but it sure is fun just goofing around with it.

    I don't always love the Google animations, but I find this one irresistible.

    ETA: Clicking and dragging the Zamboni sometimes (but not always) seems to control its movement??
    Last edited by golden411icecoverage; 01-16-2013 at 12:51 AM.

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    This is one of the best Google doodles ever! Thanks for pointing it out

    As for the Zamboni: use the keyboard arrows; looks like you have to keep the arrow pressed while the Zamboni goes in the direction you want, not just click it once.

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    Thumbs up Google doodle celebrates Zamboni

    Its a game and you get to drive the zamboni

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    What a hoot! Thanks for the alert.

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    When I saw it I said, "Oh, it must have something to do with Frank Zamboni." I just got finished playing, I suck though. By the time the hockey players took the ice my zamboni ran out of gas

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    How about that? We skating folk rate a Google doodle.

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    What I meant above is that I was clicking on the Zamboni itself (not on an arrow), holding the mouse button down, and dragging.
    Those steps seemed to work (although not consistently) to manipulate the Zamboni's motion.
    [Have not dared to experiment further for fear that I will find myself spending far too much time enjoying this diversion. ]

    (FYI for mods: I see that someone else later started a second Google thread in the Edge -- if you want to merge it with this first one started by CoyoteChris.)

    ETA, a fun fact courtesy of Paul Poirier ‏@PaulDPoirier:
    @PiperGilles and @AlexeGilles share their birthday with the inventor of the Zamboni. You can celebrate by playing the addictive google game.
    https://twitter.com/PaulDPoirier/sta...22133778128896
    Last edited by golden411icecoverage; 01-16-2013 at 09:25 AM.

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    Someone in Google watches figure skating. I m hapilly surprised from all birthdays today they chose Zambon for doodle.
    What hockey players, I m out of gas earlier!!!

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    Not surprisingly, ‏@AlexShibutani got a lot further along in Google's Zamboni game than I did.
    Check out his screenshot at the link below:

    Dear Google, Thanks for helping me procrastinate my procrastinating with your Zamboni game. pic.twitter.com/0AGeSn95
    4:34 PM - 16 Jan 13
    https://twitter.com/AlexShibutani/st...05062584094720

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    I got to the ice show where the women looked like they were all stuck in spiral position!

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