If you type "do a barrel roll" into your GOOGLE search, the hole page will Spin!
In 1999, the founders of Google wanted to sell their company to Excite for one million dollars. However, Excite rejected the offer.
In order to mow the lawn around the Google Plex site in an almost CO2-neutral manner, Google has launched a CO2 initiative. Around 200 sheep are to take care of the lawn. Interestingly, the cost of lawn care using sheep is the same as using lawn mowers.
A Google search statistically consumes 1.8 watt-hours of power.
The Google servers installed worldwide consume as much electricity as some large nuclear power plants produce.
Googles first office was a rented garage.
Google's first Twitter post was written in binary code:
I`M FEELING LUCKY:
I'm 01100110 01100101 01100101 01101100 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01101100 01110101 01100011 01101011 01111001 00001010
Google has more than 70 offices spanning across 50 countries.
There Is A Rotated Version Of Google Too, Which Is Known As "Google Mirror" That Shows Everything In A Mirrored Form.
Google Book Scanner
Google's goal is to scan all known books. They started doing this in 2004. In total, there are about 130 million books to scan and store.
The Google homepage is available in 80 languages.
Google Was Inspired by the Number Googol
The first version of Google was named "Backrub" and was released on Stanford’s website in August 1996.
The search engine has a very simple design. Google is written in large letters at the beginning and the search field is displayed below it. When Google was still in its infancy, they tested people using the search engine to search for something. It was noticed that the users sat in front of the computer, and did not make any input into the search field. When the users were asked why they did not make any input, they answered that they were waiting for the page to load completely.
As a result, Google expanded its home page with the footer that contained the copyright notice.
What is a GOOGOL?
GOOGOL is a very large number. Its a 1 with 100 zero’s.
The number of atoms in the universe is estimated to be 10 to the 84th power and 10 to the 89th power. A GOOGOL is therefore more than a billion times more than there are atoms in the universe.
The Original Google Storage. The first storage of Google, was built of 10 4GB hard drives cased using clamping bricks, totaling to 40GB. It was used to store the search engine’s indexed data during the early days of Google.
On August 16, 2013, Google was not reachable for 5 minutes, in that time the global Internet usage was decreased by 40%.