Unbelievable 30 Facts about Google you didn't know - Google Facts

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Fact #1 : 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.

Fact #2 : Google was originally called "Backrub".

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

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

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

Fact #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.

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

Fact #8 : Every day, 16% of the searches that occur. Are ones that Google has never seen before.

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

Fact #10 : Microsoft pays you to use Bing instead of Google.

Fact #11 : The "I'm feeling lucky" button costs Google US$110 million per year, as it bypasses all ads.

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

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

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

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

Fact #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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fact #25 : Google has a version of their site translated into the language of the Klingons, from Star Trek.

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

Fact #27 : The domain GoogleSucks-com is owned by Google.

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

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

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

Fact #31 : If you search for "atari breakout" in Google Images, you can play the game.

Fact #32 : Google-com/Mars offers visible imagery view, infrared and elevation views of the planet Mars.

Fact #33 : Google-com/Weddings is a little known free service to plan your wedding.

Fact #34 : The total size of Google Earth's database is over 20 Petabytes.

Fact #35 : In 2013, Google founded Calico, an anti-aging company designed to ultimately "cure" death.

Fact #36 : When Gmail was introduced by Google with an unbelievable 1GB free storage in 2004, Hotmail only offered 2MB.

Fact #37 : Google Translate generates its answers by trawling through decades of comparative human translated works, such as UN documents and Harry Potter novels.

Fact #38 : The Versace dress Jennifer Lopez wore to the 2000 Grammy Awards sparked the creation of Google Images.

Fact #39 : In 2014, about 89% of Google's US$66 billion in revenue came from advertising.

Fact #40 : Google takes over 200 factors into account to deliver the best results for any query in a fraction of a second.

Fact #41 : Steve Jobs once called Google to tell them the yellow gradient in the second "O" of their logo wasn't quite right.

Fact #42 : Iran's largest airport had a Star of David embedded into its roof for 30 years until it was discovered through Google Earth.

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