If you’re wondering what’s up with Google today it happens to be Jules Gabriel Verne’s birthday. (February 8, 1828 – March 24, 1905) he was the French science-fiction author best known for his books Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), A Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873) which all incidentally made it to the big screen. What’s seriously cool about Verne was that he wrote about space, air, and underwater travel before air travel and practical submarines were invented, and before practical means of space travel had been devised. Give it up for the “Father of Science Fiction”.
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