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Vagabond
01-16-2013, 09:09 PM
Frank Zamboni's 112th Birthday Is Celebrated With Google Doodle (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/16/frank-zamboni-google-doodle-inventor_n_2486947.html)


On Wednesday, Google published perhaps the sleekest Google Doodle yet.

The search giant is celebrating the birthday of Frank Zamboni, creator of (what else?) the Zamboni ice-smoothing machine, with an 8-bit video game on its homepage.

The world's first "ice resurfacing machine" was invented by the Los Angeles-based mechanic for his family's skating rink. It quickly became a hit at hockey matches, cutting the once labor-intensive job of ice resurfacing from an "hour-and-a-half" of work for a shoveler to a matter of minutes, the Washington Post notes.

The Google Doodle (http://www.google.com/) will be up for the rest of the day, today only.

Admins, feel free to move this to Zamboni Time. ;)

Nan
01-16-2013, 09:21 PM
It's already there:

http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?86562-Zamboni-game

Aussie Willy
01-16-2013, 09:40 PM
Oh that is why they had the Zamboni Google.

skateboy
01-17-2013, 06:38 AM
Cool. Happy Birthday, Mr. Zamboni!

Vash01
01-17-2013, 07:54 AM
What would we (skaters) have done without Mr. Zamboni?

Aussie Willy
01-17-2013, 11:18 AM
What would we (skaters) have done without Mr. Zamboni?
We either would have had to:

1/ Scrap the ice by hand
2/ Skate on really crappy ice

Here is some information about Zamboni

http://www.caranddriver.com/features/zamboni-101

And here is a road test that was done a while ago.

http://www.roadandtrack.com/special-reports/1996-zamboni-ice-resurfacer-model-500