26 Crazy Facts about Google You Need to Know
Are you a Google guy and loves to know about Google as much as possible? then you landed at the right page and keep reading to know 26 most crazy google facts. Google Inc. was founded in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Now it becomes a world largest used search engine.
At the time of writing, it serves 3.5 billions of search queries every day and 1.2 trillion a year. In 2000 Google has indexed 1 billion websites and in 2014 it has indexed 67 billion web pages, I searched for current indexed websites in Google’s index, but I have not found information anywhere.
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26 Crazy Google Facts You Loves to Know
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Transcript: 26 Crazy Facts About Google
- One of the early version of Google could serve 30-50 pages per second. Now it can process millions of web pages per second.
- First, it was stored in ten 4 GB hard drives in Lego casing, now showcased by Standard University.
- Backrub was the original name of Google based on the system finding and ranking pages according to backlinks.
- Since the founders were not looking to start their own business, they tried to sell their search engine system.
–Yahoo originally said no, but in 2002 offered to buy Google for $3 billion dollars.
–Google said no, and it’s now valued at $400 billion dollars.
- Google was a misspelling form of word Googol.
–One story says investors misspelt the mathematical term “googol” as “google” on a check, and the spelling stuck.
–Another story says that a fellow student misspelt “googol” when looking for an available name for the company.
- The company’s unofficial slogan is “Don’t be evil”.
- Standford still owns the patent to Google’s algorithm named PageRank.
- In 1998, the Google homepage included a Yahoo-like punctuation mark: the exclamation point!
- The first Google Doodle was an out-of-office-message in 1998 when Brin and Page were travelling to Nevada to attend the Burning Man festival.
–The doodle was a man standing behind the second O.
–They wanted users to know they wouldn’t be available to fix tech issues.
- The homepage is notoriously sparse because the founders didn’t know HTML to make it fancy and they wanted a simple user interface. At first, you had to press the return key on the keyboard, as they didn’t know how to design a submit button.
- Until March 2001, the Google homepage was aligned on the right side of the page instead of centred.
- The first April Fools joke was in 2000 when Google announced it’s mind reading ability for searched called “MentalPlex”.
- Google added Klingon as a language interface option in 2002.
Google Communication and Apps
- The company’s first tweet was “I’m feeling lucky” in binary code.
–“I’m 01100110 01100101 01100101 01101100 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01101100 01110101 01100011 01101011 01111001 00001010.”
- In 2006, the Merriam-webster and Oxford English dictionaries included the verb “google” in their listings.
–It is a verb. meaning to “Search for information about (someone or something) on the internet using the search engine Google”.
- Google’s reCAPTCHA helps their computers learn how to read the text.
–The computers are able to identify words scanned from books, even f they are warped.
- The Google Street View has about 28 million miles of photographed roads.
- They rent 200 goats to “mow” the weeds and brush around headquarters.
- Dogs with strong bladders and friendly dispositions are welcomed in the office, but cats are discouraged due to the number of dogs present.
- Known for providing gourmet food and snacks to employees, the first Google snack in 1999 was Swedish Fish, a chewy candy.
- Headquarters are full of odd decorations, such as a T-Rex nicknamed Stan, a space ship, pink flamingos, a Lego figure, adult-sized ball pits, Android statues, and phone boxes painted in Google colours.
- While Employees are called Googlers, new employees are called Nooglers.
The Founders and Their Company
- Larry Page’s brother was a co-founder of eGroup, a dot-com company that Yahoo bought for about $500 million in 2000.
- Larry Page and Sergey Brin met at Standford when Brin was asked to show page, who was a new student around the school.
- Google has averaged a new company acquisition each week since 2010.
- Google acquired YouTube via meeting at Denny’s.
From the outset, Google has worked hard to be unconventional and innovative. As an archetype of the modern tech company, Google continues to set the bar for the interesting, offbeat and creative.
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