Google Doodle celebrates Thomas Edison

Oh look, another Google Doodle - this time celebrating the 164th (yep, 164th) birthday of Thomas Edison

We're not knocking Thomas Edison alright? The man deserves all the plaudits he gets - after all, he did, ahem, invent the electric lightbulb (just say that quietly in Gateshead though).

But 164? That's not a significant birthday is it?

Anyways, Google has decided to go down the Edison route, and it's a neat little Doodle (it's 18th already worldwide in 2011) that shows off some of Edison's top accomplishments such as the lightbulb, the phonograph and the motion picture camera (non HD, no 3D options).

There's no mention of the electric hammer though.

Edison was born in Ohio on 11 February 1847 and died, aged 84, on 18 October 1931 in New Jersey.