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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Google’s Bunsen Burner Logo: Robert Bunsen 200th Birthday

Today on the Google home page you will see a special logo for Robert Bunsen’s 200th birthday. The Google logo is an interactive chemical lab set with a Bunsen burner. Robert Bunsen was the co-inventor of the Bunsen burner.

You can use the logo by placing your mouse over the burner or other areas of the logo and it will begin to do things. For example:

  • Pull your mouse slowly down the page, and the flame will get smaller
  • Push your mouse up the page and above the logo, and the flame will grow
  • Move your mouse left and right, and the flame will change colors.
  • Move your mouse left and right quickly, and the flame will appear to flicker
  • Move your mouse down to the right diagonally, and you get a small blue flame
  • Move your mouse up and to the left diagonally, and you get a large yellow flame
  • Move diagonally up or down, as above, and to other degrees of right and left to get flames of different sizes or colors

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