From a modest search engine to cloud computing and even driver-less cars, GOOGLE is an organization which has given us an incredible peek into the future which we never thought existed. The company which was founded in 1998, by Sergey Brin and Larry Page, has completely revolutionized our internet experience over the years. As is often joked, the search engine is termed to be a know-it-all, but here are a few rare facts about Google which you never knew.
#1 Google was originally known as the “BACKRUB”.
#2 Every minute, about 2 million searches are carried out on Google.
#3 It is the MOST VISITED WEBSITE in the whole world. Yes. It beats Facebook!
#4 Google got its name by a mere accident. The founders misspelled “GOOGOL”, which refers to the number 1 followed by a 100 zeroes.
#5 A single search on Google requires more computing power than it took to send Apollo 11 to the Moon!
#6 In 1999, the founders of Google tried to sell the company to Excite for just US$1 million. Surprisingly, Excite turned them down! Lucky huh?
#7 Google.com/Mars offers an amazing visible imagery view including the elevation and infrared views of Mars.
#8 If you search for “askew” in Google, the content shown will slightly tilt to the right.
#9 The domain GoogleSucks.com is owned by Google. It also owns many other domains to cover mistypes such as: Gooogle, Gogle, Googel, and even 466453. Now that is called strategy!
#10 Google takes over 200 factors into account to deliver the best results for any query in a fraction of a second!