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    Happy 112th Birthday, Frank Zamboni!

    Frank Zamboni's 112th Birthday Is Celebrated With Google Doodle

    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 will be up for the rest of the day, today only.

    Admins, feel free to move this to Zamboni Time.

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    Oh that is why they had the Zamboni Google.
    When you are up to your arse in alligators it is difficult to remember you were only meant to be draining the swamp.

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    Cool. Happy Birthday, Mr. Zamboni!
    "I hit him with my shoes... if he had given me the medal like I told him to, I wouldn't have had to hit him!" -- 8-year-old Rhoda Penmark in "The Bad Seed"

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    What would we (skaters) have done without Mr. Zamboni?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vash01 View Post
    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-...acer-model-500
    When you are up to your arse in alligators it is difficult to remember you were only meant to be draining the swamp.

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