- Google's Friday "doodle" honors the man who discovered Vitamin C
- Scientist Albert Szent-Györgyi joined the Hungarian resistance in World War II
- Google's doodles alter their search page logo to honor dates and people
Friday's Google "doodle" on the search engine's main page might be one of its most random. But if you don't have scurvy (and we're going to go ahead and assume you do not), you should probably take a moment to say thanks.
Instead of its usually multi-hued logo, Google welcomed visitors to its main search page Friday morning with a citrusy image of what appear to be oranges, grapefruits and strawberries growing together in a stylized field.
The Google doodles usually are designed to note a holiday or other observance or honor someone staffers find worthy. And this might be one of their most random.
Happy birthday, Albert Szent-Györgyi.
Szent-Györgyi was a Hungarian physiologist and Nobel laureate who, in the 1930s, discovered Vitamin C. He would later research muscle movement and development and was active in the Hungarian resistance during World War II
Worth noting: Delicious citrus fruits aside, Szent-Györgyi first extracted Vitamin C from paprika.
Unlike some of Google's doodles, Friday's is not interactive. Two of the site's most popular have been a playable guitar to commemorate the birthday of rock pioneer Les Paul and a Pac-Man game replacing the page's logo to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the iconic video game.
Both of those interactive doodles were so well received they got their own permanent pages.
Clicking Friday's logo led to search results for Szent-Györgyi's name. Google's official blog had not been updated with a post about the doodle, as it often is, as of Friday morning.