10 Surprising Facts About Google
Google has been a household name for years now, so it’s hard to believe that there are still things we don’t know about the company. The video below shows 10 interesting facts about the search engine giants. Some of them you’ll know, some you won’t.
For the benefit of people reading on newsreaders, I have listed the facts below.
1. Google has more than 1 million servers – 2% of the world’s total.
2. The ‘I’m Feeling Lucky’ button costs Google over $100 million a year in lost ad revenue.
3. Google’s first tweet was this. It means ‘I’m feeling lucky’ in binary.
4. Yahoo turned down the chance to buy Google for $1 million in 1997.
5. Google has a T-Rex skeleton named Stan.
6. The Google homepage is available in over 80 languages, including Klingon.
7. Google doesn’t use lawnmowers cut their grass. In 2009, they rented 200 goats to eat the grass of their Mountain View HQ.
8. Google’s doodles started in 1998 with a stick man placed behind the logo.
9. The name Google is actually a misspelling of the word ‘Googol’.
10. Google estimates that an advert on their homepage would cost $10 million.