Google Doodle vom 04.11.2013 - 84. Geburtstag von Shakuntala Devi
Google Doodle marks birthday of 'human computer' Shakuntala Devi
Multiply the following as quick as you can in your head: 7,686,369,774,870 x 2,465,099,745,779 = ? If you took longer than 28 seconds, then you missed a world record held by Shakuntala Devi. Known as the human computer, today would have been her 84th birthday. Devi was a sari-clad diva of numbers, a math prodigy who calculated as fast & accurately as any hand-held contraption. She possessed a skill with figures that amazed computer wizards, intrigued academics and dumbfounds the rest of us.
Shakuntala Devi, popularly known as the "Human Computer", was a child prodigy and mental calculator. Her talents earned her a place in the 1982 edition of The Guinness Book of World Records. She is now on Google Doodle as a gratitude by google in celebrating Shakuntala Devi's 84th Birthday on 11th November.
Shakuntala Devi - 4 november 2013 Geanimeerd logo in het teken van rekenwonder Shakuntala Devi, geboren op 4 november 1929. Shakuntala Devi stond bekend als de menselijke computer. In 1982 kreeg ze een plek in het Guinness Book of World Records omdat ze de som 7,686,369,774,870 × 2,465,099,745,779 wist uit te rekenen uit haar hoofd in slechts een tijd 28 seconden.
Shakuntala Devi (November 4, 1929 – April 21, 2013), popularly known as "Human Computer", was an Indian prodigy mental calculator.
Born on 4 November in 1939 at the city of Bangalore in Karnataka state, Shakuntala Devi is an outstanding calculating prodigy of India. Belonging from a very humble family, Shakuntala Devi's father was employed as a trapeze and tightrope performer and later on, as a human cannonball in a circus. It was once while she was playing cards with her father at the age of three that it was discovered that she is a calculating genius. Read her eBooks at www.antrik.com
In the Wonderland of Numbers by Shakuntala Devi : Numbers are not symbols to be written on the blackboard, They are the doorway to the world of intellectual adventure. The adventures of an engaging and talented child, Neha, in the Wonderland of Numbers is a fine way to introduce children to the concept of maths as fun activity. The specialities of each individual number, from zero to nine, and the little mathematical tricks as shown by Shakuntala Devi, all combine to make the reader learn to…
Google rinde homenaje a la Computadora Humana, Shakuntala Devi
The company logo on Google's homepage today resembles a calculator display in honor of Shakuntala Devi, mental calculator also known as the "Human Computer".