Google Facts are fascinating as they have unique and few impressive facts which will make us tell WTF!!! The Google events make us think how they are managing such a big organization. The below are the list of Google facts which we should know.

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Google Facts:

  • Every day, 16% of the searches that occur are ones that Google has never seen before.
  • Google was originally called “Backrub.”
  • In 1999, the founders of Google tried to sell it to Excite for just US$1 million. Excite turned them down.
  • 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.
  • If you search for “askew” in Google, the content will tilt slightly to the right.
  • The first Google Doodle is dedicated to the Burning Man festival attended by Google founders in 1998.
  • When a Google employee dies, their spouses receive half pay from the company for ten years and their children US$1,000 per month until they turn 19.
  • Google intends to scan all known existing 129 million unique books before 2020.
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  • Google hired a camel to create the Street View of a desert.
  • Microsoft pays you to use Bing instead of Google.
  • The “I’m feeling lucky” button costs Google US$110 million per year, as it bypasses all ads.
  • Google earns US$20 billion a year from advertising, more than the primetime revenues of CBS, NBC, ABC, and FOX combined.
  • Every minute, 2 million searches are being performed on Google.
  • Because Gmail first launched on April 1st of 2004, many people thought it was an April Fools’ Day prank.
  • Firefox web browser’s lead developer is now working on Google Chrome.
  • 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.
  • Google’s first tweet ever was “I’m feeling lucky” written in binary code.
  • Google’s First Computer Storage Was Made From LEGO.
  • Google is developing a computer so smart it can program itself.
  • Google beats Facebook: it’s the world’s most visited website.
  • For the 4th consecutive year, Google was named the best company to work for in the U.S. by Fortune Mag in 2014.
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  • Google got its name by accident. The founders misspelled “googol,” which refers to the number 1 followed by 100 zeroes.
  • Google prefers dogs to cats. Their official code of conduct specifically states they are a dog company.
  • On August 16, 2013, Google went down for 5 minutes, and in that time, the global Internet traffic dropped by 40%.
  • Google has a version of their site translated into the language of the Klingons, from Star Trek.
  • Google has been acquiring two companies per month since 2010.
  • The domain GoogleSucks.com is owned by Google.
  • A single Google search requires more computing power than it took to send Apollo 11 to the Moon.
  • Google is offering US$20 million to any private team that can land on the moon by New Year’s Eve of 2016.
  • Google Maps calculates traffic by tracking how fast Android devices are moving on the road.
  • If you search for “atari breakout” in Google Images, you can play the game.
  • Google.com/Mars offers visible imagery view, infrared and elevation views of the planet Mars.
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  • Google.com/Weddings is a little known free service to plan your wedding.
  • The total size of Google Earth’s database is over 20 Petabytes.
  • In 2013, Google founded Calico, an anti-aging company designed to ultimately “cure” death.
  • When Gmail was introduced by Google with an unbelievable 1GB free storage in 2004, Hotmail only offered 2MB.
  • Google Translate generates its answers by trawling through decades of similar human translated works, such as UN documents and Harry Potter novels.
  • Google takes over 200 factors into account to deliver the best results for any query in a fraction of a second.
  • The Versace dress Jennifer Lopez wore to the 2000 Grammy Awards sparked the creation of Google Images.
  • In 2014, about 89% of Google’s US$66 billion in revenue came from advertising.
  • Steve Jobs once called Google to tell them the yellow gradient in the second “O” of their logo wasn’t quite right.
  • Iran’s largest airport had a Star of David embedded in its roof for 30 years until it was discovered through Google Earth.
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  • In 2010, Nicaragua accidentally invaded Costa Rica because of a mistake in Google Maps.
  • A programmer won Facebook’s first annual Hacker Cup coding challenge at Google. He showed up at Facebook headquarters to collect his prize wearing his Google employee badge.
  • Google Maps’ Streetview includes 360-degree views of the Mount Everest base camp.
  • You can see underwater sea life, coral reefs and wrecks using Google Maps.
  • The woman who rented her garage to Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1998 when they were creating Google later became the CEO of YouTube
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  • In the U.S., Google searches for “why is my poop green” peak between 5 and 6 AM, while “how to roll a joint” peaks between 1 and 2 AM.
  • Google owns many domains to cover mistypes such as Gooogle, Gogle, Googel, and even 466453.
  • One gram of your DNA could store all of Facebook and Google’s data.
  • Google offers employees free condoms that come in blue, red, green, and yellow and have the phrase “I’m Feeling Lucky!” printed on them.
  • Google bought YouTube for US$1.65 billion in stocks just 18 months after YouTube’s creation.
  • YouTube is the second largest search engine, right after Google. It’s bigger than Bing, Yahoo!, and Ask combined.
  • Google handles over 2 trillion searches per year. That’s about 270 searches per person on Earth.
  • In 2015, Google dropped their old motto “Don’t Be Evil.”
  • Some interns at Google earn up to US$90,000.
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  • The dots in Gmail addresses don’t make any difference. An email sent to hom.er.j.sim.ps.on@gmail.com still goes to homerjsimpson@gmail.com.
  • You can visit the Grand Canyon using Google Street View.
  • Google’s Internet services run on 2 billion lines of code. That’s 5000 times as many lines as the original Space Shuttle.
  • Google’s Artificial-Intelligence Bot says the purpose of living is ‘to live forever.’
  • Google delisted 1.75 billion websites because of copyright takedown requests.
  • The CEO of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer, was the first female employee at Google, in 1999.
  • Google has a comprehensive timeline of everything you do with their products, called “My Activity,” including websites you visited with Chrome, YouTube Videos, Music and apps you use on your Android.
  • An artificial intelligence system developed by Google and the University of Oxford can lip read better than humans.
  • Donald Trump was the most Googled person of 2016 in 88 countries, including Mexico, Spain, South Africa and New Zealand.
  • Each year, Google receives more than two million job applications from around the world.
  • Netflix has been around longer than Google.

The above are the various Google facts. As mentioned earlier, Google facts are very weird and makeĀ us think WTF. Google is the top ranked website in the world.

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