The complicated and interactive Google doodle for March 31 celebrates Robert Bunsen's 200th birthday. Back in 2009, The Big Money took a look at the most obscure Google doodles in the company's history, including doodles to mark the birthdays of Dr. Seuss and Jackson Pollock.
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