Keeping it un-real with today’s Doodle in Japan
The practice of creating sampuru — derived from the English word "sample"— dates back to the 1920s. Takizo Iwasaki, however, is credited with making the plastic truly fantastic with his creation of a perfectly “cooked” omelet made of wax in the 1930s. Urban legend has it that when Takizo presented his creation to his wife, she couldn't tell the difference between the sampuru and the real thing!
Today's Doodle features the original omelet which changed the landscape of sampuru forever and marks what would have been Takizo Iwasaki’s 121st birthday.