Google was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were Ph.D. students at Stanford University, and was formally incorporated as a privately held company on September 4, 1998. Today it is practically difficult to talk about the internet without considering Google. You might think you know everything about it as Google is one of the most influential and powerful companies of the world. Google, keeps many secrets, curious data, interesting stories in its few years of a foundation that very few people know, so here we will tell you of some of the most curious and interesting facts about google, which you certainly did not know and might make you stunned.
Interesting Facts about Google you might not know about
- The original name of the search giant Google was “BackRub”.
- The name ‘Google’ is actually derived from the mathematical term ‘googol’ which is basically 1 with a 100 zeros following it.
- In the year 1999, the founders of Google have tried to sell it for the price of a million dollars, but it never happened.
- Whenever an employee of the search giant Google dies, the spouse of the employee receives half of the income for 10 years. Not only that, their children also get $1000 a month until they turn 19 years old.
- The “I’m Feeling Lucky” button that appears just behind the Google search box costs $ 110 million a year because it ignores all ads.
- Do you know, every minute 2 million searches are done on the search giant Google?
- On August 16, 2013, Google collapsed for 5 minutes, and during that time the Internet traffic was reduced by 40%.
- Google Maps calculates traffic by tracking how Android devices are moving through the streets.
- In the year 2013, the search giant Google found Calico which is an anti-aging company specially designed to seek immortality.
- Google has over 200 factors under consideration to deliver the best results for any query in a fraction of a second.
- Steve Jobs once contacted Google to tell them that the yellow tone on the second “O” of his logo was not very good.
- Google helps pronounce massive numbers if you type ‘=english’ after searching for a number.
- Larry and Sergey’s private planes have runways in NASA, where no other planes are allowed to land.
- Google Sky Maps allows you to view stars, constellations, galaxies and planets. Check out www.google.com/sky.