Google is celebrating Wilbur Scoville’s 151st birthday with a Google Doodle dedicated to the American pharmacist who was born on January 22, 1865. Google came up with this beautiful interactive birth anniversary special doodle on the homepage of the search engine. The Google doodle is a interactive representation of the Scoville heat scale that was developed by the award-winning researcher Wilbur Scoville. Wilbur Scoville developed the scale to measure the hotness of chilli pepper and hot sauce in the year 1912.

It was only then that people came to know about how to measure the heat. Before the organoleptic test using human testers to measure pungency in peppers, no one knew how to measure the tear-inducing properties of pepper. The Scoville Organoleptic Test has been now standardized as the Scoville scale.

The doodle shows the Wilbur Scoville holding pepper with the backdrop of different kinds of peppers. The word Google has been spelled making use of the tongue-burning chilli pepper. On clicking the fiery play button the Google doodle then starts an interactive session giving you the chance to play a game to know the heat properties of bell pepper jalapeno pepper and cayenne pepper. The ice cream versus the chilli game is kind of addictive! You will be amazed to see the wonderful reciprocal features of this Google doodle.