Orange You Glad I Am Celebrating a Hungarian?

Google Doodles are country based much of the time, so may of you may not even get to enjoy this one. Orange you glad I am here to share it? (Yes, linguists, that was a play on words).

Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the 118th birthday of Hungarian scientist and Nobel prize winner Albert Szent-Györgyi, who is credited with discovering vitamin C. 

The colorful doodle abounds in oranges and strawberries both of which are abundantly rich in Vitamin C. However Szent-Györgyi was known to have used paprika in his experiments, which led to the discovery of Vitamin C. Szent-Györgyi received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1937 “for his discoveries in connection with the biological combustion process with special reference to vitamin C and the catalysis of fumaric acid”. 

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