Monday 11 January 2016

Some Amazing Facts about
googol is a large number equal to (i.e., a 1 with 100 zeros following it). Written out explicitly.
  1. Google's original name was BACKRUB. Then Google came as the spelling mistake of word "Googol". May be that's why googlers get free massages in office.
  2. Google's headquarter is called "Googleplex" which means the number equivalent to ten raised to the power of a googol.
  3. In Googleplex, TGIF (Thank God Its Friday) used to happen on each friday as weekly all-hands where Larry, Sergey and other googlers discuss about Google. As friday afternoon at Mountain view was too late for other offices of google worldwide, now it happens on each thursday and itscalled TGIAF. (Thank God Its Almost Friday)
  4. Google believes that employees should not have to go more than 150 feet to get food, so snacks are stationed within 150 feet of every employee.
  5. In YouTube, while watching a video, type 1980 (not in the search box). Mission command game will start and u have to play that to protect your video
  6. Google provides free patent search services: All 8 million patents have been put in the database. Optical character recognition (OCR) has been performed on the pages to make them searchable. This searchability includes all US patents and published patent applications.
  7. The “I’m Feeling Lucky” Button Costs Google $110 Million a Year! What this button effectively does, is that it takes the user directly to the top search result for that query thereby bypassing all the other top 9 results and also the ads that get displayed alongside them. Brin was recently quoted as saying that almost 1% of all Google searches go through the “I’m feeling lucky” button and that costs the company around $110 million in annual revenue.
  8. In 2013, about 91% of Google's $55.5 billion in revenue came from advertising alone.
  9. Google's search index is more than 100 million gigabytes in size. It would take 100,000 one-terabyte personal drives to contain the same amount of data.
  10. Google has photographed more than five million miles of road for its Street View maps.
  11. Over six billion hours of video are watched each month on YouTube — that's almost an hour for every person on Earth.
  12. Google has been acquiring, on average, more than one company per week since 2010. Source: List of mergers and acquisitions by Google
  13. Google HQ rents goats from California Grazing to mow their lawns and fields. The employees think that it’s a lot cuter to watch goats do the mowing than lawn mowers. (Mowing with goats)
  14. Google Sky Maps allows you to view stars, constellations, galaxies and planets. Check out at Google Sky
  15. Google's First Ever "Company Snack" Was Swedish Fish-Back in February, 1999, the chewy candy known as "Swedish Fish" became the first ever company snack (not counting beverages) that was ordered into the Google office.

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