Chances are good you have visit Google or use one of its services or products everyday. It is the world’s most popular search engine. It is so popular that the very name has become a verb for searching — “Googled”.
However, there might be things you still don’t know about Google. I am personally love to read and subscribe the latest tech and update about Google, Twitter and Facebook. Hence I would like to conclude all the interesting information that I found and share it with you all.
Here we go:
- Google has estimated that an advertisement put on its homepage (google.com) would cost $10 million. But the space is not for sale.
- The name “Google” is actually a misspelling of the word “googol”. It’s a mathematical terms that meaning a 1 followed by 100 zeros.
- Google “doodles” started in 1998 with a stick man placed behind the logo. ( It let users know that the founder has gone to the Burning Man Festival) This is Cool!
- Google does not use lawnmowers to cut its grass. In 2009 they rented 200 goats to chow down the grass at their HQ. This brilliant move surprised and inspiring me about the thought of Google.
- The Google homepage is available in over 80 languages.
- Google has it own dinosaur called Stan. The T-Rex Skeleton lives in their California HQ
- Yahoo turned down the chance to buy Google for 1 million in 1997.Today it is worth 200 billion, Yahoo just 20 billion. ( Interesting huh …. ? )
- Guess what is the Google first tweet ? ………..”I’m 101001010 010101 010101010 10101010 1010101010 010101 01010 101010101″. It means “I’m feeling lucky” in the binary.
- The “I’m feeling lucky” button cost Google over100 million a year….in lost ad revenue. It remain as studies shows its comforts users
- Google has more than 1 million servers, 2% of the world’s total. It receives 1 billion search requests every day.
- Google has decline to add a link to his homepage footer link just because of a delay of (0.0001 second) in the query. (I can’t remember the source of this story, can’t even find it on google but I remember I’ve read this in a sort of entrepreneur related book. )