I never go to Google

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…from the Google home page. (I always get there from the search bar in my browser.)

So yesterday, I visited there for some forgotten reason and saw this unusual version of their logo. I couldn’t figure it out.

Any ideas? (Update: See comments for the answer… thanks, John!)

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2 Replies to “I never go to Google”

  1. It’s an electromagnet (like I used to make as a kid) that is making a compass point East instead of North. Why on google? Well, they helped out by making the logo a hyperlink to a search and…
    Hans Christian Ørsted (14 August 1777 – 9 March 1851) was a Danish physicist and chemist who is best known for discovering that electric currents can induce magnetic fields.
    and no, though I am certainly a geek, I didn’t know who he was. john

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