Tomatoes or Eggs? Acidity or Not? Let This Google Doodle Answer
Lo and behold today’s Google doodle - a fun, colourful pH scale to help you measure the acidity of food items you probably eat everyday. From lemons to tomatoes to eggs to broccoli - this doodle has got you covered.
The doodle honours SPL Sorensen, the Danish scientist who gave the world the pH scale. What is the pH scale you ask? It is an index that helps you determine the acidity and basicity of an item. The scale measures a substance’s acidity from 0-14 and places them accordingly.
If you have acidity or other problems related to the digestive system, it might be handy to know where the various food items stand on the scale. Anything less than 7 is acidic, while anything above that is basic or alkaline.
You choose from seven different items, which also include a bottle of liquid soap and a battery, to determine their acidic or alkaline levels. Once you’ve chosen all options, watch them break into a little dance followed by the word ‘Google’ written on the screen.
Sorren was born on 9 January 1868 and he died on 12 February 1939. He was the first scientist to use the pH scale.