Google has once again changed their homepage with another doodle, only this one celebrates the 200th anniversary of Robert Bunsen, the German Chemist who made the bunsen burner famous. How many of you had fun using one of his tools?
If you head to the Google homepage now, you’ll see that not only has Google changed their logo, but this time it’s an animated doodle, which they don’t seem to do as often any more. This one shows a set of laboratory equipment burning away, including the famous bunsen burner and other flasks and beakers. If you watch the doodle, you’ll see the animation take place and the liquid levels rise, although this will stop after a while and won’t loop itself.
What are your memories of using a bunsen burner back in school/college? Do you remember what you had to burn during your lessons or what you used the bunsen burner for? Just like the Harry Houdini Google doodle, it’s nice that Google remembers such iconic people in history, and although Robert Bunsen may not be the most exciting person in the world, his efforts in chemistry certainly haven’t gone unnoticed.
Do you have a bunsen burner story to share with us? You can read more on the man himself at his Wikipedia page here.