NORFOLK, Va., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- A Virginia biologist said his online video of bacteria multiplying to create the Google logo received 10,000 hits in just 2 hours.
Edward Johnson, 65, a professor of microbiology at Eastern Virginia Medical School, said he teamed with son, Nat, 30, who recently graduated from New York University film school, to create a video featuring fast-multiplying bacteria spreading to create the Google logo, The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot reported Thursday.
The "Grow Google" video, which the team created for the Google Demo Slam competition, hit the Internet Monday.
"They put it up at 5 p.m. in the afternoon, and by 7 p.m., it had 10,000 hits," Johnson said. The video had reached 35,000 views by Wednesday.
Johnson said he hopes the video will inspire budding scientists.
"It shows we're creative here," he said, "and that we like to have fun."