30 Killer Facts You Did Not Know About GOOGLE

Facts About Google

1. Google has found GPA's and test scores to be "worthless as a criteria for hiring"; they have teams where 14% of their employees haven't gone to college.

2. Google was originally called "Backrub".

3. In 1999, the founders of Google actually tried to sell it to Excite for just US$1 million. Excite turned them down.

4. The first Google Doodle was dedicated to the Burning Man festival attended by Google founders in 1998.

5. If you search for "askew" in Google, the content will tilt slightly to the right.

6. When a Google employee dies, their spouses receive half pay from the company for 10 years and their children US$1,000 per month until they turn 19.

7. Google intends to scan all known existing 129 million unique books before 2020.

8. Every day, 16% of the searches that occur are ones that Google has never seen before.

9. Google hired a camel to create the Street View of a desert.

10. Microsoft pays you to use Bing instead of Google.

11. The "Im feeling lucky" button costs Google US$110 millions per year, as it bypasses all ads.

12. Google earns US$20 billion a year from advertising, more than the primetime revenues of CBS, NBC, ABC, and FOX combined.

13. Every minute, 2 million searches are performed on Google.

14. Because Gmail first launched on April 1st of 2004, many people thought it was an April Fools' Day prank.

15. Firefox web browser's lead developer is now working for Google Chrome.

16. On April Fool's day of 2007, Google sent an e-mail out to its employees warning that a python was loose in the facilities. It wasn't a joke.

17. Google's first tweet ever was "I'm feeling lucky" written in binary code.

18. Google's First Computer Storage Was Made From LEGO.

19. Google is developing a computer so smart it can program itself.

20. Google beats Facebook: it's the world's most visited website.

21. For the 4th consecutive year, Google was named the best company to work for in the U.S. by Fortune Mag in 2014.

22. Google got its name by accident. The founders misspelled "googol", which refers to the number 1 followed by 100 zeroes.

23. Google prefers dogs to cats. Their official code of conduct specifically states they are a dog company.

24. On August 16, 2013, Google went down for 5 minutes and in that time, the global Internet traffic dropped by 40%.

25. Google has a version of their site translated to the language of the Klingons, from Star Trek.

26. Google has been acquiring 2 companies per month since 2010.

27. The domain GoogleSucks.com is owned by Google.

28. A single Google search requires more computing power than it took to send Apollo 11 to the Moon.

29. Google is offering US$20 million to any private team that can land on the moon by New Year's Eve of 2016.

30. Google Maps calculates traffic by tracking how fast Android devices are moving on the road.

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