The Internet search engine giant Google devotes itself Tuesday as its known Doodle to celebrate its own 18th birthday. So, today is the birthday of Google! and they are celebrating it. Of course, Google helps you find out the best results on the web.
Google is now one of the most powerful and influential companies in the world and on the occasion of Google’s birthday. We are going to share 10 facts about Google that you probably don’t know. So let’s go ahead and discover the 10 facts about Google.
#1. The First Google Doodle
We all know about Google’s famous homepage “Doodles” which keeps changing from time to time. However, do you know the first Google Doodle was designed as a kind of “out of office” message? In the year 1998, Brin and Page took the weekend off for Burning Man festival in Nevada. Google Guys added the Burning Man Doodle in the homepage to let a user know that Brin and Page were out of office and couldn’t fix technical issues like a server crash.
#2 First Google Server was made from LEGO
If we look around today, we will find that Google is one of the world’s biggest data storage companies. They also provide us Google drive where people can store their photos, emails and everything else. However, do you know? Google’s first storage was just a load of hard drives housed in a container built of LEGO.
#3 Google Original Name Was Backrub
In the year 1995, Larry Page and Sergey Brin met at Stanford. The precursor to Google, the earliest collaboration between Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, was nicknamed–rather oddly–BackRub.
#4 Google’s First Tweet
Google’s First tweet is somehow geeky it reads like “I’m 01100110 01100101 01100101 01101100 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01101100 01110101 01100011 01101011 01111001 00001010.” If you are not good at binary then here is what it means “I’m feeling lucky.”
#5 Google Rents Goats
This was not a joke! Google actually rents out goats. Google rents goats from a company called California Grazing in order to cut down a number of weeds and brush at Google headquarters.
#6 Google gives the good amount of money to husbands and wives of people who die while working for them.
The husband and wives of people who die while working for Google receive 50 percent of their salary for the next decade. Moreover, their children also receive a payout until they’re grown up.
#7 Google Has a Dinosaur
We are not talking about the T-rex that appears in the Google chrome once the internet connection failed. Google’s campus has a huge model of a T-Rex skeleton which is nicknamed as STAN.
#8 Noogler and Xoogler
Do you know employees who recently joined Google are known as “Noogler” and the former or old employee is referred as a “Xoogler”? Xoogler combining the words “Ex” and “Googler,”
#9 The button “I’m Feeling Lucky” cost the company tens of millions of dollars per year
This button seems like a bit of fun. However, it was an expensive fun for Google. The purpose of this button is to take users straight through the first results that simply means skipping all the ads that show up on the search page. This is how Google misses out the huge amount of money on the advertising revenue.
#10 Girl wrote to Google to give her father a holiday because it was his birthday. This is what Google replied.
Above are the 10 Google facts which are very much unknown to many. There are many more facts related to Google that you will love to know which we will be sharing with you in coming days. Hope you like the post! Share this post with your friends too!