Google Facts

Do you know these about Google?
Began in January 1996
Google SE was orginally called BackRub (not Google)
Unofficial company slogan Don't be evil

  • Google started as a research project at Stanford University, created by Ph.D. candidates Larry Page and Sergey

  • Google's name is a play on the word googol, which refers to the number 1 followed by one hundred zeroes.

  • Google Earth was originally called "Earth Viewer" a product acquired from Keyhole Inc.

  • You tube was also not a product of Google. It was bought in 2006

  • Googlers are multifaceted.

  • One operations manager, who keeps the Google network in good health is a former neurosurgeon.

  • One software engineer is a former rocket scientist.

  • And the company's chef formerly prepared meals for members of The Grateful Dead and funkmeister George Clinton.

More facts:

1. Google's first data center was Larry Page's
dorm room.

2. The infamous
“I’m feeling lucky” button is nearly never used.

3. Google receives daily search requests from all over the world, including

4. At first, there was not even a "submit" button. Users had to hit the "return" key to generate a Google search.

5. Google’s Home Page Has
45 Validation Errors. Don’t believe me?: Check Google Validation

6. The first major investor, Andy Bechtolsheim, one of the
founders of Sun Microsystems, wrote a check for $100,000

7. July 2006, the verb,
"to google", was officially added to both the Merriam Webster Collegiate Dictionary as well as the Oxford English Dictionary

8. The youngest Google employee was
7 years old. (Not sure about this, the only thing searchable from the web was a 15 years old.

9. There are no restrictions on Googlers dress code in the office, in which pajama, ugly sweater and even super hero costume were on the records.

10. The first real person that named after “Google” is a Lebanese with full name of
Oliver Google Kai. He is now three years old and owns a website

11. Thinking of working in Google? Well, think again if you can’t answer their mysterious and challenging puzzles. Google setup a billboard in Silicon Valley by 2004, stating “First 10 digit prime in consecutive digits of e”. Geeks who got the hint would have visited (which is not available now) with further puzzles to be solved before they were recruited.