July 7, 2015

Shocking Facts About google itself !

Who don’t know Google ? Don’t kill me, ok, but do you think you know all of it ? lets see, if you have any idea of any of those data, amazing facts about google.


  1. Google was originally called “Backrub” !!!!
  2. When a google employee dies, their spouses receive half pay from the company for 10 years and their children us$1000 per month until they turn 19
  3. The “i,m feeling Lucky” button costs google us $110 million per year, as it bypasses all ads.
  4. Because Gmail first launched on April 1st of 2004, many people thought it was an april fools day prank.
  5. On April fools day of 2007 , google sent an email out to its employees warning that a python was loose in the facilities. It was,t a joke !!!!
  6. Google,s first computer Storage was made from Lego !!
  7. Google got its name by accident. The Founders misspelled “googol| whic refers to the number 1 followed by 100 zeros.
  8. On august 16. 2013, google went down for 5 minutes, and in that time, the global internet traffic dropped by 40%. !!!!!!!
  9. The total size of google earth database is over 20 Petabytes.
  10. In 2013, google founder calico , an anti-aging company designed to ultimately “cure” death.
  11. The versace dress Jennifer Lopez wore to the 200 grammy awards sparked the creation of google images.
  12. The first google doodle was dedicated to the Burning Man festuval attended by google founders in 1998.
  13. Everyday 16% of the searches that occur are ones that google has never seen before.
  14. Microsoft pays you to use Bing instead of google.
  15. 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.
  16. In 1999, the founders of Googleactually tried to sell it to Excite for just US$1 million. Excite turned them down.
  17. Google intends to scan all known existing129 million unique books before 2020.
  18. Google hired a camel to create the Street Viewof a desert.
  19. Google earns US$20 billion a year from advertising, more than the primetime revenues of CBS, NBC, ABC, and FOX combined.
  20. Every minute,
    2 million searches are performed on Google
  21. Firefox web browser’s lead developer is now working for Google Chrome.
  22. Google’s first tweet ever was “I’m feeling lucky”written in binary code.
  23. Google is developing a computer so smart it can program itself.
  24. Google beats Facebook: it’s the world’s most Visited Website.
  25. For the 4th consecutive year, Google was named the best company to work for in the U.S. by Fortune Mag in 2014.
  26. Google prefers dogs to cats. Their official code of conduct specifically states they are a dog company.
  27. Google has a version of their site translated into the language of theKlingons, from Star Trek.
  28. Google
    has been acquiring
    2 companies per month
    since 2010.
  29. The domain GoogleSucks.com is owned by Google.
  30. A single Google search requires more computing power than it took to sendApollo 11 to the Moon.
  31. Google is offering US$20 million to any private team that can land on the moon by New Year’s Eve of 2016.
  32. Google Maps calculates traffic by tracking how fast Android devices are moving on the road.
  33. If you search for “atari breakout” in Google Images, you can play the game.
  34. Google.com/Mars offers visible imagery view, infrared and elevation views of the planet Mars.
  35. Google.com/Weddings is a little known free service to plan your wedding.
  36. Google Translate generates its answers by trawling through decades of comparative human translated works, such as UN documents and Harry Potter novels.
  37. In 2014, about 89% of Google’s US$66 billion in revenue came from advertising.
  38. Google takes over 200 factors into account to deliver the best results for any query in a fraction of a second.
  39. Steve Jobs once called Google to tell them the yellow gradient in the second “O” of their logo wasn’t quite right
  40. Iran’s largest airport had aStar of David embedded into its roof for 30 years until it was discovered through Google Earth.
  41. In 2010, Nicaragua accidentally invaded Costa Rica because of a mistake inGoogle Maps
  42. The company’s unofficial motto is, “Don’t be evil.”
  43. Since the founders weren’t 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. Google said no, and it’s now valued at $400 billion.
  44. One of the early versions of Google could process 30-50 pages per second. Now Google can process millions of pages per second.
  45. Google was first stored on ten 4GB hard drives in a Lego casing, now showcased by Stanford University. The Lego design would let the founders expand storage capacity easily. The index now has over 100 million GB of data.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.”
  48. The Google Headquarters is full of odd decorations, such as a T-Rex named Stan, a space ship, pink flamingos, a Lego figure, adult-sized ball pits, Android statues, and phone boxes painted in Google colors.
  49. Google rents 200 goats to “mow” the weeds and brush around headquarters.
  50. Google’s reCAPTCHA helps their computers learn how to read text. The computers are able to identify words scanned from books, even if they are warped.