Hidden facts about Google that May Not Know

These days Google has infiltrated most of our lives. Not only in the search realm, other than in terms of calendars, maps, images, and social connections and more, it is secure to say Google has poked its nose into most corners of our lives. However just how big is Google?


Question is that do they really rule the internet? How several people are using Google? The handy infographic below takes a look at these and many additional questions and aims to show you just how big a Google really is.

There are some facts about Google which you did not know. Here they are-

-Google is said to be a misspelling of "googol" or 1o to the 100th power, the number that Carl Sagan said was so large it might not be written down in the space of the recognized universe.

-Google once rented 200 goats for one week to remain the grass trimmed at the Googleplex.

-Google has incorporated on 4th September, 1998.

-At the start, Google tried to stop people from using their name as a verb. (That did not work, clearly. I'm sure you could Google it to find out more).

-97 percent of Google's revenue comes from advertising dollars.

-About 191 Million people visited Google's sites in November 2012 alone.

-Around 1.2 Trillion searches were performed in 2012 worldwide.

-Google usage represents about around 67 percent of the American search market.

-Using Google's is an approximation of 0.2 g/search, an amount of CO2 emitted by Google to achieve 2012′s appropriate 1.2 Trillion searches is equivalent to 19,555.5 clones of the largest African elephant ever record. That is 528 million pounds!

-In the year 2013, worldwide internet traffic dropped by 40 percent while Google's services went offline for five minutes.

-Google Street view covers over 5 million miles of exclusive roadway.


-four billion hours of YouTube video were viewed monthly in the year 2012.

-If you were to watch every video available non-stop it would take 285 years.

- Google was initially called BackRub. The homepage read: "BackRub is a 'web crawler' which is designed to traverse the web."


- Google has obtained an average of one company every week since 2010.

- The first Google doodle was the Burning Man symbol. Founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page went to the Burning Man festival in 1998 and added doodle to let users know they were away from office that weekend.

- Google hired its first in-house chef, Charlie Ayers, in 1999 November, whilst the company had just 40 employees.

- Ayers went on to become the firm's executive chef, overseeing the team of 150 employees across 10 cafes at its headquarters in Mountain View, California.

- You could use Gmail in more than 50 languages. These include: Welsh, Basque, Malayalam, Telugu, Tagalog, and Cherokee.

- About 1,000 of Google's employees became millionaires when the company went public in 2004.

- One of those millionaires was masseuse Bonnie Brown, who worked at company giving back, rubs for $450 a week back in 1999.

- The "I'm Feeling Lucky" button that bypasses the results page to take users straight to the first result of their search, has been estimated to cost Google around $100m in lost ad revenue every year

- Google hires goats. In the year 2009, the company rented around 200 goats for a week to eat the grass and fertilise the soil at its California headquarters.

- Google's first official tweet was the words "I'm feeling lucky" in binary.

- Approximately all of rival company Mozilla's money comes from Google. The firm pays $300 m a year to be a default search engine on Mozilla's web browser Firefox.

- Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin own just 16 percent of company.

- That 16 percent gives them a mutual net worth of around $46bn.

- A new Google employee is called as a "Noogler" and a former employee is referred to as a "Xoogler".

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