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Google Doodle Celebrates 'Human Calculator'

If you’re wondering why the Google homepage has a calculator-like image today, it’s to honor Shakuntala Devi, the so-called human calculator. From the age of three, Devi showed amazing math skills. She was able to memorize large numbers and perform incredibly complex calculations in her head, all without any formal education. In 1977, Devi was able to solve the cube root of 188,132,517 faster than a computer. In 1980 she multiplied two 13-digit numbers within 28 seconds, a feat that ...

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