Amazing Google Facts

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Amazing Google Facts

  • Google takes over 200 factors into account before delivering you the best results to any query in a fraction of a second.
  • Google has found GPA’s and tests scores to be “worthless as criteria for hiring”; they have teams where 14% of their employees haven’t gone to college.
  • The company owns a bunch of domains that are common misspellings of Google, like,,, and more. Google also owns
  • In 1999, the founders of Google actually tried to sell it to Excite for just US$1 million. Excite turned them down.
  • If you search for “askew” in Google, the content will tilt slightly to the right.
  • There are more than 2 million Google searches per second.
  • 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.
  • Larry Page and Sergey Brin made the first Google Doodle in August 1998. They were heading to Burning Man in the Nevada desert and wanted people to know where the Google crew would be for a few days, so they added the festival’s logo.
  • Google intends to scan all known existing 129 million unique books before 2020.
  • Google hired a camel to create the Street View of a desert.
  • In 2013, about 91% of Google’s $55.5 billion in revenue came from advertising alone.
  • Google’s search index is more than 100 million gigabytes in size. It would take 100,000 one-terabyte personal drives to contain the same amount of data.
  • Google might be the only company with the explicit goal to REDUCE the amount of time people spend on its site.
  • Google takes over 200 factors into account before delivering you the best results to any query in a fraction of a second.
  • 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.
  • Because Gmail first launched on April 1st of 2004, many people thought it was an April Fools’ Day prank.
  • 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 Computer Storage Was Made From LEGO.
  • Google is developing a computer so smart it can program itself.
  • 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%.
  • The domain is owned by Google.
  • A single Google search requires more computing power than it took to send Apollo 11 to the Moon.
  • Google Maps calculates traffic by tracking how fast Android devices are moving on the road.

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