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30 Interesting Facts About Google That You May Not Know

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Google is undoubtedly an invincible part of our life. That being said, we still are not totally familiar with this giant search engine. Making you all acquainted with it deeply, here are a few facts about Google that you might not know!

  1. If you type, ‘I want to commit suicide’ on the Google search. The first search result will display the Suicide Helpline number available in your country.
  2. Google was named accidently after being misspelled by its founders as ‘Googol”. The word means 1 followed by 100 zeros.
  3. Microsoft helps Bing by paying back to users to use it instead of Google.
  4. Google was once used to be called as ‘backrub’.
  5. According to Google, about 16% of the searches everyday is new.
  6. 2 million searches are made within a minute on Google.
  7. It was on August 16, 2013 when Google went down for 5 minutes. It was observed that the global internet traffic was dropped by 40%.
  8. Google is known for acquiring two companies each month since 2010.
  9. Google earth’s database is of a total size of 20 Petabytes or approximately 20 million gigabytes or 20500 terabytes.
  10. Gmail was introduced with a free storage of 1GB in 2004 as opposed to hotmail with only 2MB.
  11. Google is estimated to have around 9, 00,000 servers.
  12. On an average, about 270,000 words are written in a minute in Blogger.
  13. George Bell, the CEO of ‘Excite’, was given the opportunity to buy Google in 1999 for $1 million.
  14. Street view of a desert is created by hiring a camel by Google.
  15. Google earns more than CBs, ABC, FOX, and NBC combined together in advertising per year.
  16. Gmail was coincidently launched on April Fools’ Day on 1 April, 2004. It was mistaken as a prank by many people.
  17. The lead developer of Firefox web browser now works for Google Chrome.
  18. Google’s first tweet was written in binary code which meant ‘I am feeling lucky’.
  19. Go to Google images and type ‘atari breakout’ and you can play a game.
  20. com/Mars enables imaginary views, infrared and elevation views of the planet Mars.
  21. Google Maps’ Street view provides 360 degree view of Mount Everest base camp.
  22. Google Maps also enables to see life underwater like corals, reefs etc.
  23. A Woman rented her garage to the Larry Page and Sergey Brin when they were creating Google in 1998. This woman is the CEO of YouTube now.
  24. Google owns the world’s largest network of translators.
  25. Google has a pet named Stan in its headquarters of California. It is aimed at reminding the employees no to go extinct like dinosaurs.
  26. Google Sky Maps is an amazing place to view stars, galaxies, constellations through google.com/sky.
  27. Google’s search index is about 100 million gigabytes in size. To produce the same amount of data, it would take about 1, 00,000 one-terabyte of personal drives.
  28. Each month, over 6 billion hours of videos are watched on YouTube. This is equal to about an hour for every person living on this planet.
  29. The name of new parent company for Google is alphabet.
  30. The new logo of Google is a simple blue colored G.

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