Google is now one of the most powerful and influential companies in the world today. We all know that Google helps us to find out the best results on the web We are going to share 15 facts about Google that you probably don’t know. So let’s go ahead and discover the 20 facts about Google.
20 Fun Facts About Google Which You Probably Don’t Know
Google is now one of the most powerful and influential companies in the world today. We all know that Google helps us to find out the best results on the web. We are going to share 15 facts about Google that you probably don’t know. So let’s go ahead and discover the 15 facts about Google.
#1 The First Google Doodle
We all know about Google’s famous homepage “Doodles” which keeps changing from time to time. However, do you know the first Google Doodle was designed as a kind of “out of office” message? In the year 1998, Brin and Page took the weekend off for Burning Man festival in Nevada. Google Guys added the Burning Man Doodle in the homepage to let a user know that Brin and Page were out of office and couldn’t fix technical issues like a server crash.
#2 First Google Server was made from LEGO
If we look around today, we will find that Google is one of the world’s biggest data storage companies. They also provide us Google drive where people can store their photos, emails and everything else. However, do you know? Google’s first storage was just a load of hard drives housed in a container built of LEGO.
#3 Google Original Name Was Backrub
In the year 1995, Larry Page and Sergey Brin met at Stanford. The precursor to Google, the earliest collaboration between Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, was nicknamed–rather oddly–BackRub.
#4 Google’s First Tweet
Google’s First tweet is somehow geeky it reads like “I’m 01100110 01100101 01100101 01101100 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01101100 01110101 01100011 01101011 01111001 00001010.” If you are not good at binary then here is what it means “I’m feeling lucky.”
#5 Google Rents Goats
This is not a joke! Google actually rents out goats. Google rents goats from a company called California Grazing in order to cut down a number of weeds and brush at Google headquarters.
#6 Google gives the good amount of money to husbands and wives of people who die while working for them.
The husband and wives of people who die while working for Google receive 50 percent of their salary for the next decade. Moreover, their children also receive a payout until they’re grown up.
#7 Google Has a Dinosaur
We are not talking about the T-rex that appears in the Google Chrome once the internet connection failed. Google’s campus has a huge model of a T-Rex skeleton which is nicknamed as STAN.
#8 Noogler and Xoogler
Do you know employees who recently joined Google are known as “Noogler” and the former or old employee is referred as a “Xoogler”? Xoogler combining the words “Ex” and “Googler,”
#9 The button “I’m Feeling Lucky” cost the company tens of millions of dollars per year
This button seems like a bit of fun. However, it is an expensive fun for Google. The purpose of this button is to take users straight through the first results that simply means skipping all the ads that show up on the search page. This is how Google misses out the huge amount of money on the advertising revenue.
#10 Girl wrote to Google to give her father a holiday because it was his birthday. This is what Google replied.
Well, we all know how big Google’s headquarter is. However, do you know Google has a food station every 150 meters at every Google office? So, workers can have food at that food stall whenever they feel hungry. Isn’t that amazing?
#12 Google was misspelled
There are two stories that show the name Google was a mistake! Investors have misspelled the mathematical term “googol” as “google” and the spelling stuck. Another story claimed that some student misspelled “googol” while looking for the domain for the company.
#13 Google can perform fun stuff for you
There are more than 50 easter eggs, secrets hidden in Google search itself. We have shared an article where we have mentioned almost 50+ hidden tricks and easter eggs of Google. You can visit our article to find Top 50+ Best Google Tricks and Tips 2017 to find out more about it.
#14 Google owns bunch of domains
If you think Google just owns Google.com, Google.in etc, then you are wrong. Google also owns common misspells like Gooogle.com, Gogle.com, Googlr.com, 466453.com etc. You can search them, you will be landed to Google home page.
#15 Google’s Search Index is more than 100 Million Gigabytes in Size
Now that’s really huge. Google’s search index is more than 100 million gigabytes in size. So, it would take almost 100,000 1TB pen drives to contain the whole amount of data.
Foo.Bar is a web tool which is used by the search giant to recruits new employees. Another interesting thing about Foo.Bar is that the tool recruits new employees based on what they search for online.
During the initial stage, the search giant offered itself to the online company Excite for USD 1 Million. But, the CEO of Excite rejected the offer. The search giant Google is now worth more than USD 300 Billion.
#18 Google Can Pronounce Massive Digits
Well, this is more like a Google Trick. You can make google to pronounce Massive digits. For example, you can enter 57489563=English and the search result will show you the pronunciation.
#19 Google Acquires At least One Company Per Week
The search giant Google also holds another interesting record under its sleeve. You will be shocked to know that the company has been acquiring at least one company per week since 2010.
#20 Google’s Python
Well, when it comes to humor, the search giant Google is nothing less. On April Fool’s day of 2007, the search giant sent an email to its employees which reads ‘python was loose on the campus’ and it wasn’t actually a joke.
Above are the 15 Google facts which are very much unknown to many. There are many more facts related to Google that you will love to know which we will be sharing with you in the coming days. Hope you like the post! Share this post with your friends too!