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Google Doodle commemorates birthday of `human computer` Shakuntala Devi

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Google Doodle commemorates birthday of `human computer` Shakuntala Devi
Google Doodle commemorates birthday of `human computer` Google Doodle commemorates birthday of `human computer` Shakuntala Devi

Washington – Google Doodle is reportedly honoring the birthday of Shakuntala Devi, popularly known as ‘human computer’ for her astounding ability to crunch large numbers.

Google’s logo appears like an olive green calculator screen with the search giant’s name written as upside down numbers.

According to ABC News, Devi lacked a formal education while growing up but she stunned people with her incredible ability of doing calculations that at the age of six, she gave her first major show at the University of Mysore.

In 1977, at Southern Methodist University in Texas, Devi raced a computer´figure out the 23rd root of a 201-digit number. The computer took 62 seconds to find the answer, while Devi found the solution in 50 seconds.

The prodigy earned an entry into the 1982 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records for needing less than half a minute to both calculate and say aloud the product of two 13-digit numbers.

Devi died earlier this year, aged 83, from both cardiac and respiratory problems, the report added.

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