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Google has honored British archaeologist and paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey with a home page Doodle, celebrating a woman who spent over 60 years uncovering the remains of modern humans and their close cousins. Mary Leakey Google Doodle Mary Nichol was born on February 6, 1913, and began fossil hunting at the age of 12. In a …

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Honors?

Surely, honours?

Or isn't this theregister.co.UK?

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Anonymous Coward

Re: Honors?

Check the byline.

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Re: Honors?

It's interesting that this doodle is featured on Canadian, British, Indian and French (and presumably other nationality) Google websites, but the American one (www.google.com) does not feature it, and remains with the old regular google logo.

Perhaps some of this "prehistoric stuff" - i.e. stuff that is claimed to have occurred before 4004 BC, - is a tad too controversial for Americans?

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Anonymous Coward

Re: Honors? Honored!

Check again. Greeted me this morning. Don't know why you (controversially) saw different.

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Holmes

Re: Honors? Honored!

I think the usage of "byline" was refering to the author and most notably his location......

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Re: Honors?

It' still Co. UK. Or would you leave an article by a Russiam author in Russian? You can be sure Americans edit to make things look American.

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Re: Honors? Honored!

"Don't know why you (controversially) saw different."

My guess would be time difference.

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Never mind the spelling, check out the apostrophe abuse. Pah!

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I haz a sad...

Did I already miss it? Neither google.com nor google.com.au show the Leakey doodle for me. :(

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Re: I haz a sad...

The French one is still showing it, although since its probably based on IP location, ymmv

https://www.google.fr/ and also the Uk version http://www.google.co.uk/

otherwise search google for the following image

mary_leakeys_100th_birthday-1026006-hp.jpg

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British?

Didn't Mary Leakey take Kenyan citizenship after independence, or was it just her children like Philip Leakey?

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Wallis Simpson wasn't just a divorcée, she was twice divorced, American and a Catholic. It was, and still is, illegal for the Monarch to be, or to marry, someone who follows the Papist faith, under the Act of Settlement (1701).

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Wallis Simpson was an Episcopalian (i.e an Anglican), and the number of her husbands was immaterial, what mattered was that they were still alive.

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For some reason, I got it into my head that she was Catholic, but I was completely wrong on that.

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Still alive?

Earlier English monarchs (like the bloke they just dug up) used to have a much more robust approach to that particular problem.

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Interpreting the GOOGLE word is difficult...

I can see the initial G, and the last LE is quite easy.

The dogs obviously have something to do with the middle G, although I can't see it yet.

But the middle OO! I can't tell you how relieved I was when I decided that it must be the glasses, even though that is rather higher on the line of the word than I expected. Following the actual line more closely would put the required OO slightly lower, and on quite a different part of Mary Leakey's anatomy....

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Don't mention "Lucy"!

That was like watching a real-life version of Monty Python's "She's a witch" sketch play out.

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I don't recall her being as plump as the Google Doodle

Doodle doesn't match my recollection.

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Wombles

Shame the 40th anniversary of the first screening of The Wombles was overlooked...

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A good working lady.

There's a woman who succeeded through aspiration so it is possible for them.

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Leakey sought a divorce from his then-pregnant wife to marry Mary

and from our advanced socio-economic perspective that was obviously OK?

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