Google is now a big part of our day to day life. In one way or another, we are so much dependent on Google and its products. We use Android Smartphones, Google Search Engine, Google Maps, Google Calendar, Youtube, Google Chrome, Google Apps and what not. Whenever we are in need, Google is always there for us. We all know that Google is a company which is literally ruling the internet (except Deep web) but do you know the fun facts about Google?
Fun Facts about Google:
1. Google was originally called “Backrub”
2. New Searches Everyday
Every day, 16% of the searches that occur are ones that Google has never seen before. That Means, New Search Query every day :O
3. Thank You Excite 😀
In 1999, the founders of Google actually tried to sell it to Excite for just US$1 million. Excite just Rejected the proposal.
4. Google uses a web tool called foo.bar for recruitment of new employees based on what they search online.
Better Search for Java or Python. Who knows, you got the Job offer from Google 😉
5. Google’s GPA
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. Now that is pretty interesting fact for those who are interested in working at Google.
Do not focus on that 14% people. Rather focus on that 86 % who have a college degree. That 14 % are the luckiest people and you may not.
6. Google aims to scan all known existing 129 million unique books before 2020.
7. Gmail first launched on April 1st of 2004, that is why many people thought it was an April Fools’ Day prank.
8. Every minute, 2 million searches are performed on Google.
9. Google helps pronounce massive numbers if you type ‘=english’ after searching for a number.
10. Google Mirror
There’s a rotated version of Google known as ‘Google Mirror’, which shows everything in a mirrored avatar.
11. Google’s Python E-mail
On April Fool’s day of 2007, Google sent an e-mail to its employees with a warning that a python was loose on the campus. It wasn’t a joke.
12. Google’s first tweet ever was “I’m feeling lucky” written in binary code.
13. Google’s First Computer Storage Was Made From LEGO.
14. Google got its name by accident. The founders misspelled “googol”, which refers to the number 1 followed by 100 zeroes.
15. On August 16, 2013, Google went down for 5 minutes and in that time, the global Internet traffic dropped by 40%.
16. Google has a version of their site translated into the language of the Klingons, from Star Trek.
You can try it here
17. The domain GoogleSucks.com is owned by Google.
You can never curse Google on the internet. Including GoogleSucks, Google also owned domains like gogle.com, gooogle.com, googal.com and many more.
18. Google Maps calculates traffic by tracking how fast Android devices are moving on the road.
19. Google.com/Mars offers visible imagery view, infrared and elevation views of the planet Mars.
20. The total size of Google Earth’s database is over 20 Petabytes.
21. When Gmail was introduced by Google with an unbelievable 1GB free storage in 2004, Hotmail only offered 2MB.
22. Google takes over 200 factors into account to deliver the best results for any query in a fraction of a second.
23. The Versace dress Jennifer Lopez wore to the 2000 Grammy Awards is the reason that gave birth to Google Images.
Thank you, J-Lo, for your music and for Google Image Search. Know more
24. Steve Jobs once called Google to tell them the yellow gradient in the second “O” of their logo wasn’t quite right.
Steve wants everything to be very perfect. At first, I thought that is a rumor but that is 100% true
25. 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.
26. Google offers employees free condoms that come in blue, red, green, and yellow and have the phrase “I’m Feeling Lucky!” printed on them.
That phrase happened to be true.
27. Google bought YouTube for US$1.65 billion in stocks just 18 months after YouTube’s creation.
28. Google handles over 2 trillion searches per year. That’s about 270 searches per person on Earth.
29. Google has a timeline of everything you do with Google Products.
This is called “My Activity”, including websites you visited with Chrome, YouTube Videos, Music and apps you use on your Android. Know your Activities on Google here. You can even track your Android Phone
30. Google, the Best Company
For the 4th consecutive year, Google was named the best company to work for in the U.S. by Fortune Mag in 2014.
All the above facts were found on Google 😉
Fun Facts about Google
These are some of the interesting facts about Google that many people don’t know. How many of them are already known to you? Do you know other cool facts, let me know in the comment section. Do hit the share button and let your friends and family know more about Google and it’s fun facts.