Today marks the 112th birthday of Frank Zamboni. Google is celebrating by dedicating its search page to the man, and creating a fun little game that puts you behind the wheel of Zamboni’s most famous invention, “the Zamboni.”
Unless you’re as dense as an ice rink floor, you’ve heard of Frank Zamboni, or at least have seen his most famous contribution (patent number 2,642,679) cleaning the ice at hockey games or ice skating competitions.
Frank Zamboni was quite the inventor, and unlike Apple, who can patent a shape, actually offered the world interesting innovations. One of my favorites, and probably for anyone who’s been ice skating, is this one.
So, happy birthday, Frank. Back to my game.