Google the leading search engine of the entire world has turned 20 on September 27, Thursday. I am marking the successful journey of two decades Google has added some of the exciting features on it. On 1998 two youngsters Larry Page and Sergey Brin founded Google while they were Ph.D. students at Stanford University in California.

On the occasion of Google’s 20th birthday we have prepared 20th exciting facts about it:

  • Every day Sixteen percent of the searches that occur are ones that Google has never seen before.
  • Google was initially called “Backrub.”
  • In 1999, the founder of Google tried to sell it to Excite for just US$ 1 Million, Excite turned them down.
  • When a Google employee dies, their spouses receive half pay from the company for ten years and their children US$ 1000 per month until they turn 19.
  • The “I am feeling lucky” button costs Google US$ 110 Million per year, as it bypasses all ads.
  • Google has found GPA’s and test scores to be “worthless as criteria for hiring” they have teams where 14% of their employees haven’t gone to college.
  • If you search for “Askew” in Google, the content will tilt slightly to the right.
  • The first Google doodle was dedicated to the burning man festival attended by Google founders in 1998.
  • Google intends to scan all known existing one twenty-nine Million unique books before 2020.
  • Google hired a camel to create a street view of the desert.
  • Every minute, 2 million searches are performed on Google.
  • Microsoft pays you to use Bing instead of Google.
  • Google earns more than US$ 20 billion a year from advertising, more than prime time revenue of CBS, NBC, ABC, and Fox Combined.
  • Because Gmail first launched on April 1st of 2004, many people thought it was an April fool’s day prank.
  • Firefox web browser’s lead developer is now working for Google Chrome.
  • Google’s first computer storage was made from Lego.
  • On April fool’s day of 2007, Google sent an e-mail out to its employees warning that a python was loose in the facilities. It wasn’t a joke.
  • Google first tweet ever was “I am feeling lucky” written in binary code.
  • Google is developing a computer so smart it can program itself.
  • Google beats Facebook: it is the world’s most visited site.


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