50 Interesting facts about GOOGLE

Hi tech knower's!!! its always an interesting thing  to know something that we have not come across until this moment.when someone talks about  the word "GOOGLE", without our knowledge we  to tend to listen .In my recent posts i have posted an article " 20 unknown technology facts".Today, for my TECHkish viewres i have posted an article "The 50 unknown GOOGLE FACTS".  FACT FACT FACT !!!!!!!!!!!  

  • Google was originally called "Backrub".
  • Google is the world's most visited website.
  • Google do not hire employees  based on GPA's and test scores. they have teams where 14% of their employees do not have any degree
  • In 1999, the founders of Google actually tried to sell it to Excite for just US$1 million which they turned down.
  • The first Google Doodle was inspired from the Burning Man festival attended by Google founders in 1998.
  • If you search for "askew" in Google, the search result will tilt slightly to the right.
  • When a Google employee dies, their wife receive 50% pay from the company for 10 years and their kids US$1,000 per month until they turn adult.
  • Google plan to scan all known existing 129 million unique books before 2020.
  • Every day, 16% of the searches that take place are ones that Google has never seen before.
  • Google hired a camel to generate the Street View of a desert.
  • The "I'm feeling lucky" button costs Google US$110 million per year, as it avoid all ads.
  • Google make US$20 billion a year from just advertising.
  • Every minute,2 million searches are carry out on Google.
  • Because Gmail first launched on April 1st of 2004, people thought it was an April Fools' Day prank.
  • Firefox web browser's developer  is now working for Google Chrome.
  • Google's first tweet ever was "I'm feeling lucky" written in binary code.
  • Google's first computer storage made from LEGO.
  • Google is developing a computer so smart it can program itself.
  • For the 4th consecutive year, Google was named the best company to work for in the U.S. by Fortune Mag in 2014
  • Google got its name by accident. The founders misspelled "googol", which refers to the number 1 followed by 100 zeroes.
  • Google prefers dogs to cats. Their official code of conduct specifically states they are a dog company.
  • On August 16, 2013, Google went down for 5 minutes and in that time, the global Internet traffic dropped by 40%.
  • Google has a version of their site translated into the language of the Klingons, from Star Trek
  • Google has been acquiring 2 companies per month since 2010.
  • The domain GoogleSucks.com is owned by Google.
  • A single Google search requires more computing power than it took to send Apollo 11 to the Moon.
  • Google is offering US$20 million to any private team that can land on the moon by New Year's Eve of 2016.
  • Google Maps calculates traffic by tracking how fast Android devices are moving on the road.
  • If you search for "atari breakout" in Google Images, you can play the game.
  • Google.com/Mars offers visible imagery view, infrared and elevation views of the planet Mars.
  • Google.com/Weddings is a little known free service to plan your wedding.
  • The total size of Google Earth's database is over 20 Petabytes.
  • In 2013, Google founded Calico, an anti-aging company designed to ultimately "cure" death
  • When Gmail was introduced by Google with an unbelievable 1GB free storage in 2004, Hotmail only offered 2MB.
  • Google Translate generates its answers by trawling through decades of comparative human translated works, such as UN documents and Harry Potter novels.
  • The Versace dress Jennifer Lopez wore to the 2000 Grammy Awards sparked the creation of Google Images.
  • In 2014, about 89% of Google's US$66 billion in revenue came from advertising.
  • Google takes over 200 factors into account to deliver the best results for any query in a fraction of a second.
  • Steve Jobs once called Google to tell them the yellow gradient in the second "O" of their logo wasn't quite right.
  • Iran's largest airport had a Star of David embedded into its roof for 30 years until it was found through Google Earth.
  • Google Sky Maps let you view stars, constellations, galaxies and planets. Check out www.google.com/sky.
  • Google HQ rents goats from California Grazing to mow their lawns and fields. The employees think that it’s a lot cuter to watch goats do the mowing than lawn mowers. Mowing with Goats
  • The company buys a bunch of domains that are common misspellings of Google, like Gooogle.com, Gogle.com, Googlr.com, and more. Google also owns 466453.com, too 
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