“There are three things in life that people like to stare at: a flowing stream, a crackling fire, and a Zamboni clearing the ice.” ~~ Charlie Brown, protagonist in the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz, as quoted from a 1980 Charles Shultz Charlie Brown film special "She's a Good Skate, Charlie Brown.” Brown was also a huge fan of The Zamboni Machine
Google is celebrating the 112th birthday of Frank Zamboni, inventor of the ice-resurfacing machine, with an interactive Google Doodle that is an interactive game where the player must clean the surface of an ice rink using an ice resurfacer. Happy Birthday Frank Zamboni!
Born Frank Joseph Zamboni, Jr. (January 16, 1901 – July 27, 1988), Zamboni was an Italian-American inventor, world known for his famous invention, the modern ice resurfacer, with his surname being registered as a trademark for these resurfacers. Since the early 1950s, the Zamboni holds a very special place for many skaters hearts for recreational skating, professional skating but particularly in professional ice hockey. Even cartoon characters, Snoopy, along with Charlie Brown and his friends have long been favorites of the Zamboni Company.
“Circle the Zambonis.” ~~Snoopy Quoted from Shultz's "Zamboni Machine Comic Series” answering Charlie Brown's question, also a big fan of The Zamboni Machine
Since 1980, Charles Schulz has included Zamboni in 44 of his famous Charlie Brown cartoons. Charles Schulz first included the Zamboni in his famous PEANUTS comic strip in January of 1980 and Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Lucy, Marcie and Peppermint Patty have often commented on the machine with Snoopy and Woodstock becoming two of the most famous Zamboni drivers…in fact, Snoopy's outstanding and unquestioned talent as a Zamboni operator won him the prestigious World's Top Zamboni Driver award in 1991.
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