Wilbur Scoville Google Doodle Marks 151st Birthday Of Man Behind The Scoville Scale

by Amy Gesenhues
Today’s Google Doodle is a nod to the man who figured out a new way to measure just how spicy a pepper really is. In 1912, American pharmacologist Wilbur Scoville developed an organoleptic test to determine the pungency of peppers. Now standardized as the “Scoville Scale,” Scoville’s test uses human testers to gauge the spiciness of a pepper – relying a person’s palate and m ...Read the full article