Only a few people would not have heard about the world’s most popular search engine, GOOGLE. As a result of constant efforts for two years of two Stanford students, Larry page and Sergy Brin, Google came into existence. And since its inception, Google has earned the worth of over company is already $ 400 billion!
An unconventional company, Google has a good stake in our online routine. It can help you with countless number of your jobs done online – navigate, mail, download and/or upload, watch videos, news reading, translate other languages and much more.
So, here are some interesting factoids about Google. Have a look.
- Google’s First Doodle
You might have seen the changing Google logo graphics on its homepage often marking any International/national event or anniversary. You might find it interesting to know that the very first Google Doodle was designed as a kind of “out of office” message. This was actually a way to inform people that Brin and Page are on their vacations to the Burning Man festival in Nevada and won’t be able to fix technical issues. The Burning man Doodle was designed by the Google guys.
- Google Rents Goats
Yes, you read that right. Google rents goats from an Organization named ‘California Grazing’ in order to cut down the amount of weeds at Google HQ. Isn’t that funny?
- Google Has a Company Dinosaur
The Googleplex is very popular for many wondrous sights. However, one of the most eye-catching pieces is surely the gigantic T-Rex skeleton, named “Stan” after a “real” dinosaur was found nearby looming threateningly at Googlers in Mountain View.
- Google’s first Tweet
Google’s first ever Twitter post was very geeky. Google sent its first tweet in February 2009 was given in the form of Binary digits as: 01100110 01100101 01100101 01101100 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01101100 01110101 01100011 01101011 01111001 00001010.” which can be decodes as “I’m feeling lucky.”
- Google’s Exciting perks
Google is also very famous for its employee perks. For instance, once they offered a $5,000 hybrid car subsidy to their employees to encourage cleaner technologies. Eventually, it was killed to decrease company costs during the economic downturn.
- Google is Kind Enough
According to Google’s Employee policy, if a U.S. Google employee passes away while under the employment, their surviving spouse or domestic partner will receive a check for 50% of their salary every year for the next 10 years. Truly Kind!!
7. Google Logo was not centered until 2001
Google’s homepage is considered a classic design in the digital world. However, the Google logo wasn’t actually centered until March 31, 2001. The early homepage had a bias to the left-hand side, and even earlier, in 1998, Google had a Yahoo-style exclamation mark.
- Google’s Help for the Suicides
If you type “I want to commit suicide” on the Google Homepage, Google provides the Suicide Helpline number of your country above all the search results.
- Google’s Page processing
In the early years of Google, it could process only 30-50 pages per second. However, now Google has the ability to process millions of pages per second.
- GOOGLE was a misspelling
The name Google was a misspelling. According to one of the story, investors misspelled the mathematical term “googol” as “Google” on a check. Yet other story says that a fellow student misspelled “googol” when searching for an available name for the company.