Google Doodle Honors Swedish Potato Scientist Eva Ekeblad
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Many people around the world have been learning about Eva Ekeblad, a Swedish food scientist. She was born on July 10, 1724. Monday would have been her 293rd birthday.
Ekeblad is the subject of the latest "doodle" to appear on the search engine Google's home page. Google doodles are drawings that celebrate a person or event. They appear as part of Google's official logo.
On Monday, Ekeblad was the most-searched person or topic on Google. Her doodle included a cutting board used for cooking. A potato and potato flour were on the board. The peeled skins of a potato spelled out the word "Google."
So, why potatoes?
It turns out that, more than 200 years ago, Ekeblad began working to make potatoes a more important part of the human diet. For a long time, potatoes were not thought to be good for humans to eat.
Ekeblad heard that potatoes were being used to make alcohol in Germany. She then started growing and experimenting with potatoes herself. And in 1746, she discovered that potatoes could be turned into something similar to flour. This required boiling, mashing and drying the potatoes.
As a result of Ekeblad's work, people began using potatoes to make things like bread and even alcohol. Today, many well-known vodkas are still made with potatoes.
Ekeblad's research on potatoes helped reduce famine in Sweden. Using potatoes instead of cereal grains to make alcohol meant more grains were available to make bread and other food.
When she was just 24 years old, Ekeblad submitted her work to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. She became its first female member. It would be 200 years before another woman would be accepted into the society.
Many Twitter users learned about Ekeblad for the first time on Monday. They praised her work.
Google users in North America, parts of South America, Australia, Indonesia, India, Russia and parts of Europe saw the Eva Ekeblad doodle.
Sometimes, though, Google makes doodles that only appear in a few countries. For example, doodles in recent weeks celebrated Argentina National Day; the 660th anniversary of the Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic; the Japanese summer festival called Tanabata; and British airplane pilot Amy Johnson.
To look at the entire archive of Google doodles, go to google.com/doodles#archive.
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1.cutting board 砧板
This cutting board is only used to cut raw meat.
2.airplane pilot 飞行员
The airplane pilot found the small landing field on the nose.
3.spell out 拼写；说出
Spell out your name for me.
4.turns out 证明是
Whether it turns out to be a good idea or a bad idea, we'll find out.
1.Many Twitter users learned about Ekeblad for the first time on Monday.
for the first time 第一次
Streams had run dry for the first time in memory.
For the first time in my career, I was failing.
2.And in 1746, she discovered that potatoes could be turned into something similar to flour.
turned into 变成
Their land has been turned into a police state.
The song turned into a running joke between him and the press.
瑞典食品科学家伊娃·艾克布莱德为众人所熟知 。她生于1724年7月10日 。周一是她的第293个生日 。
艾克布莱德成为谷歌主页最新“涂鸦”的主题 。谷歌的涂鸦是为了庆祝人物或事件 。涂鸦已然成为谷歌官方商标之一 。
周一，艾克布莱德成为谷歌搜索最热门的人物或话题 。以她为主题的涂鸦包括一块烹饪砧板 。砧板上有土豆和土豆泥 。被削掉的土豆皮组成了单词“谷歌” 。
其实早在200多年前，艾克布莱德就尝试让土豆成为人类饮食的重要组成部分 。曾经有很长一段时间，人们认为土豆不适合人类食用 。
艾克布莱德听说德国人利用土豆酿酒 。之后她开始种土豆，做实验 。1746年，她发现土豆可以做成粉状 。人们需要将其烹煮、捣碎和把土豆弄干 。
在艾克布莱德的带领下，人们开始用土豆做面包，甚至是酒精饮品 。如今，很多著名的伏特加酒还是用土豆酿制的 。
艾克布莱德对土豆的研究有利于缓解瑞典的饥荒 。利用土豆代替谷物酿酒意味着越来越多的谷物可以用来制作面包和其他食物 。
艾克布莱德在24岁时就向瑞典皇家科学院提交了她的研究成果，成为该机构第一位女成员 。200年后，该机构才迎来第二名女成员 。
周一，许多推特用户才第一次认识艾克布莱德 。网友们称赞她的伟大贡献 。
虽然有时候只有少数几个国家能够看到谷歌涂鸦 。例如，最近几周，涂鸦庆祝了阿根廷国庆节；捷克共和国的布拉格查尔斯桥建成第六百六十周年；日本叫做七夕的夏季节日；以及英国飞行员亚米·约翰逊 。