Google Doodle celebrates 115th anniversary of X-ray discovery, with April Fools 2002 joke

By on Nov 8, 2010 in Internet, Technology, Weird Comments

Google does it again, as Google Doodle celebrates the 115th anniversary of X-ray discovery, as seen today at Google’s homepage.

As the Google logo will be viewed closely, each letter of the word Google has some bones that look like an X-ray result.

On November 8, 1895, a German scientist named Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen was said to have discovered the X-ray by accident.

That night, Roentgen was working late in his laboratory investigating the properties of cathode rays.

Later, the fifty-year old scientist noticed that upon switching on the power, a yellow green light on a black cardboard screen that he covered on a vacuum tube,.

After one week, he apparently repeated the process but this time to his wife’s hand which showed her bones and wedding ring.

Meanwhile, Google have also included an April Fools 2002 joke to the Google Doodle X-ray 115th anniversary, and will be noticed if one will take a closer look on the small letter ‘g’ on the logo.

“115th anniversary of the X-Ray on Google (with a shoutout to April Fools 2002PigeonRank – in the little ‘g’)”, as Google executive Marissa Mayer posted on her Twitter account this morning.

Back in 2002, Google released a statement that ‘it is able to process search queries at speeds superior to traditional search engines, which typically rely on birds of prey, brooding hens or slow-moving waterfowl to do their relevance rankings.’

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