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The Google Doodle celebrated the birthday of Zamboni inventor Frank Zamboni Jr. today through an interactive ice resurfacing game. If Zamboni were still alive, he’d be 112.

The Doodle shows a small ice surface that is scraped up by small, cartoon ice skaters. After the skaters clear the ice, it’s your job, in a Zamboni, to clean up the ice surface where it’s been scraped up. You control the Zamboni either through the keyboard or by using the mouse.

After your game ends, you can then share your score over the Google Plus social network.

Frank Zamboni’s namesake invention came after his family bought an ice rink in the Los Angeles area. Coming from an auto-parts background, Zamboni put together a machine that would allow one person to resurface the ice at his indoor rink in about ten minutes. Previously, this same resurfacing job would take upwards of 90-100 minutes…

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