The 20 most Interesting facts about Google

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The name 'Google' is actually derived from the mathematical term 'googol' which is basically 1 with a 100 zeros following it. Read more interesting facts about Google.

1. Go to Google homepage and type the words “I want to commit suicide”. Above all the search results, Google provides the Suicide Helpline number of your country.

2. Go to Google Maps. Click on the satellite view and zoom out as much as possible. You can see an amazing view of earth with real time shadows. You can see real time clouds if you zoom in twice.

3. Search “atari breakout” in Google Images and you can play the game. Try it now.

4. Go to Google Mars. You can see a map of Mars.

5. Google Sky Maps allows you to view stars, constellations, galaxies and planets.

6. One of the early versions of Google could process 30-50 pages per second. Now Google can process millions of pages per second.

7.  Google’s original name was Backrub, based on the system finding and ranking pages based on backlinks.

8. Since the founders weren’t looking to start their own business, they tried to sell their search engine system. Yahoo originally said no, but in 2002 offered to buy Google for $3 billion. Google said no, and it’s now valued at $400 billion.

9. The company’s unofficial motto is, “Don’t be evil.”

10. In 1998, the Google homepage included a Yahoo-like punctuation mark: the exclamation point!

11. The first April Fool’s joke was in 2000 when Google announced its mind-reading ability for searches called “MentalPlex.”

12. The company’s first tweet was “I’m feeling lucky” in binary code.

13. In 2006, the Merriam-Webster and Oxford English dictionaries included the verb “Google” in their listings.

14. Google rents 200 goats to “mow” the weeds and brush around headquarters.

15. In early 1999, Google founders decided to sell it for US$1 million to Excite CEO but they refused it.

16. 99% of Google profit comes from its advertising.

17. Google is used by 57% american kids as their first word.

18. Google pays Mozilla Millions of dollars a year as Firefox web browser uses Google as the default search provider.

19. Google purchased Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion in 2011, whereas it sold it for $2.91 billion in 2014.

20. Google made its first Google Doodle in the year 1999.The concept of the doodle was born even before the company was incorporated.