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Shakuntala Devi, AKA The “Human Computer,” Honored With Google Logo To Mark Her 84th Birthday

Quick, without Googling the answer or using a calculator — what is the cube root of 188,132,517? Did you get it 546,372,891? In 1977, Shakuntala Devi was able to solve this problem faster than a computer. The Indian born math prodigy’s astounding capacity to calculate complex numerical expressions in record time won her a spot […]