Some Surprising Facts About Google

Some Surprising Facts About Google
  • Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin originally called Google …BackRub.
  • The original Google computer server only stored 40 GB and was made of Legos.
  • Google Street View has photographed over 5 million miles of road.
  • Google first ever Tweet was “I’m 01100110 01100101 01100101 01101100 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01101100 01110101 01100011 01101011 01111001 00001010.” It translates to “I’m feeing lucky” in binary.
  • The “I’m feeling lucky” button has cost Google over $100 million dollars in lost ad revenue, because it bypasses ads and goes to the first search result. But Google still keeps it because users like it.
  • Google rents goats to help with landscaping at their headquarters and replace lawn mowers.
  • Google believes that employees should not have to go more than 150 feet for food, so snacks are stationed within 150 feet of every employee.
  • Nevada passed a law to allow driverless vehicles mostly because Google wanted to test their self-driving cars.
  • Yahoo! rejected an offer to buy Google for $1 million in 1997. Now Yahoo! is worth $20 billion and Google is worth $200 billion.
  • New employees are called Nooglers. They have to wear a hat with inscription “Noogler” on their first Friday.
  • Former CEO Eric E. Schmidt had a salary of $1 per year from 2004 through 2010. In 2011 his total compensation exceeded $100 million (it was well worth the wait).
  • Googling “zerg rush” destroys your search results.

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