Would any of you have remembered that May 23 was the 140th anniversary of the founding of the North-West Mounted Police if Google hadn't reminded us?
I know I wouldn't. The global search leviathan's Canadian users were treated Thursday to a Google Doodle of a saluting Mountie, prompting surprise, delight and a little befuddlement on Twitter, as CBC News noted.
The RCMP, which grew out of the NWMP, being trained observers spotted the cyber shout-out soon after it went up at midnight:
— BC RCMP Media (@BCRCMPMedia) May 23, 2013
Love today's North West Mounted Police Google doodle! #bringontheCanadianhistory
— Nancy Payne (@NPayneEditor) May 23, 2013
Not everyone bothered to roll their mouse over the doodle, it seems.
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