Do you love math? Shakuntala Devi loved it

Google Search engine celebrates today, the birth of Shakuntala Devi (November, 4, 1929 – April, 21, 2013), the woman who was called „human computer” because of her extraordinary capacity to perform complex mathematical calculations in mind. In 1982, Shakuntala Devi entered in Guinness World Records.

Shakuntala Devi

Shakuntala Devi was born in Bangalore, India, in a circus artists family who perform trapeze, tamed lions, walking on rope and many magic numbers.

In 1980, Shakuntala Devi multiplied correct two 13 digit numbers in just 28 seconds at the Imperial College London. Shakuntala Devi’s performance ensured a place in the Guinness World Records 1982 edition and in only 28 seconds answered a number of 26 digits. (The numbers DEVI Shakuntala had to multiply was 7,686,369,774,870 and 2,465,099,745,779. Answer was 18.947.668.177.995.426.462.773.730).

Impressive, don’t you think?