Shakuntala Devi| “The Human Computer Honored in Google Doodle”

Doodle has impressed a number of people around the world and today Google Doodle Feature shows a familiar Olive green screen on your computer. People flooding back to school memories of math when they visit google homepage. The search engine’s names written as upside down numbers. The birth of a calculator, though not the one that you punched numbers into to get through trigonometry.

Today on the honors of Shakuntala Devi birth placed a picture left of the Google logo. Devi could not get formal education when she was young, but she astonished people with her ability to crunch large numbers.  She made puzzles with her magician.”At the age of 6, I gave my first major show at the University of Mysore,” she once said, according to The New York Times. “This was the beginning of my marathon of public performances.”

‘The Human Computer’ Honored in Google Doodle

Devi earned her name through highly evaluated performance and got the nick name of “The human Computer” in 1977 at Southern Methodist University in Texas. Devi also showed her performances in mathematics and raced a computer to figure out the 23rd root of a 201-digit number. The computer requires 62 seconds to find the answer, while Devi found the solution in 50 seconds.


Devi’s abilities are still astounding to this day as people have so much dissimilarity about old computer. An old trotting from The New York Times files away shows other arithmetic problems that she solved in under 20 seconds. She made a world record entering Guiness book  edition in 1982 for needing less than half a minute to both calculate and say aloud the product of two 13-digit numbers.

In addition, she 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 from both heart and respiration problems. She was 83 years old.

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