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X-Ray 115th Anniversary Celebrated By Google Doodle

November 8, 2021 | Maddy Rowe

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X-Ray 115th Anniversary Celebrated By Google Doodle

The discovery of the X-Ray is today being celebrated by a Google Doodle. In the past, we have seen Google Doodle’s to represent events during the course of the year be it, Scooby Doo Halloween doodle, Dizzy Gillespie, John Lennon’s 70th Birthday and so on.

But today, it’s the turn of the 115th Anniversary of the X-Ray. Although the X-Ray was being looked at in 1875, it was years later in 1895 that effects of the X-Ray were made by a German “Wilhelm Röntgen.” His work was to be rewarded with a Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901. After Rontgen’s death in 1923, all relevant papers and books were burnt as requested by the man himself. To this day, how he discovered the X-Ray will never be known.

If you log onto Google today you will be greeted with the homepage and the logo spelt out in X-Ray using pigeon bones and feathers to incorporate the letters. Debbie Turner at Only Kent has spoken about why Google decided to use these features. It seems that the pigeon bones and feathers follow on from a Google April Fool’s joke back in 2002, “PigeonRank” when according to Charles Arthur at The Guardian, pigeon pecks were used to rank pages on Google.

What do you think of today’s Google Doodle? Let us know. To find out more log onto Only Kent.

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