Today’s Google Doodle celebrating 50th anniversary of the 1st play with Jara Cimrman by posting a beautiful Google Logo on its Google Homepage.

Jára Cimrman is a Czech fictional character of a universal genius. Created by Jiří Šebánek, Ladislav Smoljak and Zdeněk Svěrák, the fictional personality (universal genius, inventor, sportsman, criminalist, poet, writer and philosopher), Jára Cimrman won the voting for The Greatest Czech in 2005 (only the fact that Cimrman is fictional prevented him from actually winning). He is presented as one of the greatest Czech playwrights, poets, composers, teachers, travellers, philosophers, inventors, detectives, mathematicians, amateur obstectricians and sportsmen of the 19th and early 20th century. Playing the game on his real existence is part of his characterization.

Today Google celebrates the 50 year anniversary of the creation of Jára Cimrman by highlighting a few of his ingenious inventions, such as the broom that’s made for sweeping corners and the handled cane for easy carrying. Here’s to you, Jára Cimrman, and to many more years adventures!

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