Google Facts

Google Facts

Google Facts

Every day, 16% of the searches that occur are ones that Google has never seen before.

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Google was originally called “Backrub”.

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In 1999, the founders of Google actually tried to sell it to Excite for just US$1 million. Excite turned them down.

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If you search for “askew” in Google, the content will tilt slightly to the right.

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Google has found GPA’s and test scores to be “worthless as criteria for hiring”; they have teams where 14% of their employees haven’t gone to college.

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The first Google Doodle was dedicated to the Burning Man festival attended by Google founders in 1998.

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When a Google employee dies, their spouses receive half pay from the company for 10 years and their children U$1,000 per month until they turn 19.

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Google intends to scan all known existing 129 million unique books before 2020.

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Google hired a camel to create the Street View of a desert.

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Microsoft pays you to use Bing instead of Google.

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The “I’m feeling lucky” button costs Google US$110 million per year, as it bypasses all ads.

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Google earns US$20 billion a year from advertising, more than the primetime revenues of CBS, NBC, ABC, and FOX combined.

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Every minute,2 million searches are performed on Google.

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Because Gmail first launched on April 1st of 2004, many people thought it was an April Fools’ Day prank.

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Firefox web browser’s lead developer is now working for Google Chrome.

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On April Fool’s day of 2007, Google sent an e-mail out to its employees warning that a python was loose in the facilities. It wasn’t a joke.

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Google’s first tweet ever was “I’m feeling lucky” written in binary code.

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Google’s First Computer Storage Was Made From LEGO.

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Google is developing a computer so smart it can program itself.

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#1 Google beats Facebook: it’s the world’s most visited website.

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For the 4th consecutive year, Google was named the best company to work for in the U.S. by Fortune Mag in 2014.

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Google got its name by accident. The founders misspelled “googol”, which refers to the number 1 followed by 100 zeroes.

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Google prefers dogs to cats. Their official code of conduct specifically states they are a dog company.

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On August 16, 2013, Google went down for 5 minutes and in that time, the global Internet traffic dropped by 40%.

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Google has a version of their site translated into the language of the Klingons, from Star Trek.

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Google has been acquiring 2 companies per month since 2010.

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The domain GoogleSucks.com is owned by Google.

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A single Google search requires more computing power than it took to send Apollo 11 to the Moon.

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Google is offering US$20 million to any private team that can land on the moon by New Year’s Eve of 2016.

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Google Maps calculates traffic by tracking how fast Android devices are moving on the road.

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If you search for “atari breakout” in Google Images, you can play the game.

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Google.com/Mars offers visible imagery view, infrared and elevation views of the planet Mars.

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Google.com/Weddings is a little known free service to plan your wedding.

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The total size of Google Earth’s database is over 20 Petabytes.

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In 2013, Google founded Calico, an anti-aging company designed to ultimately “cure” death.

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When Gmail was introduced by Google with an unbelievable 1GB free storage in 2004, Hotmail only offered 2MB.

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Google Translate generates its answers by trawling through decades of comparative human translated works, such as UN documents and Harry Potter novels.

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Google takes over 200 factors into account to deliver the best results for any query in a fraction of a second.

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The Versace dress Jennifer Lopez wore to the 2000 Grammy Awards sparked the creation of Google Images.

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In 2014, about 89% of Google’s US$66 billion in revenue came from advertising.

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Steve Jobs once called Google to tell them the yellow gradient in the second “O” of their logo wasn’t quite right.

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Iran’s largest airport had a Star of David embedded into its roof for 30 years until it was discovered through Google Earth.

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In 2010, Nicaragua accidentally invaded Costa Rica because of a mistake in Google Maps.

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Facebook’s first annual Hacker Cup coding challenge was won by a programmer at Google. He showed up at Facebook headquarters to collect his prize wearing his Google employee badge.

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Google Maps’ Streetview includes 360-degree views of the Mount Everest base camp.

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You can see underwater sea life, coral reefs and wrecks using Google Maps.

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The woman who rented her garage to Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1998 when they were creating Google later became the CEO of YouTube .

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In the U.S., Google searches for “why is my poop green” peak between 5 and 6 AM , while “how to roll a joint” peaks between 1 and 2 AM.

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Google owns many domains to cover mistypes such as: Gooogle, Gogle, Googel, and even 466453.

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