1. Every day, 16% of the searches that occur
    are ones that Google has never seen before.
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  2. Google was originally called "Backrub".
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  3. In 1999, the founders of Google actually tried to sell it to Excite for just US$1 million. Excite turned them down.
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  4. Every minute,
    2 million searches are performed on Google.
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  5. The first Google Doodle was dedicated to the Burning Man festival attended by Google founders in 1998.
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  6. Google headquarters is called "The Googleplex", which comes from the word "googolplex", meaning a 1 followed by one hundred 0s.
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  7. When a Google employee dies, their spouses receive half pay from the company for 10 years and their children US$1,000 per month until they turn 19.
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  8. Google intends to scan all known existing 129 million unique books before 2020.
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  9. The "I'm feeling lucky" button costs Google US$110 million per year, as it bypasses all ads.
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  10. Google earns US$20 billion a year from advertising, more than the primetime revenues of CBS, NBC, ABC, and FOX combined.
    ♦ SOURCE
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  11. If you search for "askew" in Google, the content will tilt slightly to the right.
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  12. 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.
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  13. Because Gmail first launched on April 1st of 2004, many people thought it was an April Fools' Day prank.
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  14. Google.org is the charitable arm of Google, committing about US$100 million in investments and grants to nonprofits annually.
    ♦ SOURCE
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  15. Firefox web browser's lead developer is now working for Google Chrome.
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  16. 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.
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  17. Google's first tweet ever was "I'm feeling lucky" written in binary code.
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  18. Google's First Computer Storage Was Made From LEGO.
    ♦ SOURCE
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  19. Google is developing a computer so smart it can program itself.
    ♦ SOURCE
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  20. #1
    Google beats Facebook: it's the world's most visited website.
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  21. For the 4th consecutive year, Google was named the best company to work for in the U.S. by Fortune Mag in 2014.
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  22. Google got its name by accident. The founders misspelled "googol", which refers to the number 1 followed by 100 zeroes.
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  23. Google prefers dogs to cats. Their official code of conduct specifically states they are a dog company.
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  24. On August 16, 2013, Google went down for 5 minutes and in that time, the global Internet traffic dropped by 40%.
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  25. Google has a version of their site translated into the language of the Klingons, from Star Trek.
    ♦ SOURCE
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  26. Google
    has been acquiring
    2 companies per month
    since 2010.
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  27. The domain GoogleSucks.com is owned by Google.
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  28. A single Google search requires more computing power than it took to send Apollo 11 to the Moon.
    ♦ SOURCE
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  29. Google Maps calculates traffic by tracking how fast Android devices are moving on the road.
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  30. If you search for "atari breakout" in Google Images, you can play the game.
    ♦ SOURCE
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  31. Google.com/Mars offers visible imagery view, infrared and elevation views of the planet Mars.
    ♦ SOURCE
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  32. The total size of Google Earth's database is over 20 Petabytes.
    ♦ SOURCE
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  33. In 2013, Google founded Calico, an anti-aging company designed to ultimately "cure" death.
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  34. When Gmail was introduced by Google with an unbelievable 1GB free storage in 2004, Hotmail only offered 2MB.
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  35. Google Translate generates its answers by trawling through decades of comparative human translated works, such as UN documents and Harry Potter novels.
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  36. Google takes over 200 factors into account to deliver the best results for any query in a fraction of a second.
    ♦ SOURCE
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  37. The Versace dress Jennifer Lopez wore to the 2000 Grammy Awards sparked the creation of Google Images.
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  38. In 2014, about 89% of Google's US$66 billion in revenue came from advertising.
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  39. Steve Jobs once called Google to tell them the yellow gradient in the second "O" of their logo wasn't quite right.
    ♦ SOURCE
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  40. 65% of all Google searches in 2019 were mobile.
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  41. In 2010, Nicaragua accidentally invaded Costa Rica because of a mistake in Google Maps.
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  42. Facebook's first annual Hacker Cup coding challenge was won by a programmer at Google. He showed up at Facebook headquarters to collect his prize wearing his Google employee badge.
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  43. Google Maps' Streetview includes 360-degree views of the Mount Everest base camp.
    ♦ SOURCE
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  44. You can see underwater sea life, coral reefs and wrecks using Google Maps.
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  45. The woman who rented her garage to Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1998 when they were creating Google later became the CEO of YouTube.
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  46. In the U.S., Google searches for "why is my poop green" peak between 5 and 6 AM , while "how to roll a joint" peaks between 1 and 2 AM.
    ♦ SOURCE
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  47. Google owns many domains
    to cover mistypes
    such as: Gooogle, Gogle,
    Googel, and even 466453.
    ♦ SOURCE
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  48. One gram of your DNA could store all of Facebook and Google's data.
    ♦ SOURCE
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  49. Google offers employees free condoms that come in blue, red, green, and yellow and have the phrase "I'm Feeling Lucky!" printed on them.
    ♦ SOURCE
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  50. Google bought YouTube for US$1.65 billion in stocks just 18 months after YouTube's creation.
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  51. YouTube is the second largest search engine, right after Google. It's bigger than Bing, Yahoo!, and Ask combined.
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  52. Google handles over 2 trillion searches per year. That's about 270 searches per person on Earth.
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  53. In 2015, Google dropped their old motto "Don't Be Evil."
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  54. Some interns at Google earn up to US$90,000.
    ♦ SOURCE
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  55. The dots in Gmail addresses don't make any difference. An email sent to hom.er.j.sim.ps.on@gmail.com still goes to homerjsimpson@gmail.com.
    ♦ SOURCE
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  56. You can visit the Grand Canyon using Google Street View.
    ♦ SOURCE
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  57. Google's internet services run on 2 billion lines of code. That's 5000 times as many lines as the original Space Shuttle.
    ♦ SOURCE
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  58. Google's Artificial-Intelligence Bot says the purpose of living is 'to live forever'
    ♦ SOURCE
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  59. Google delisted 1.75 billion websites until 2016 because of copyright takedown requests.
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  60. The CEO of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer, was the first female employee at Google, in 1999.
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  61. Google has a comprehensive timeline of everything you do with their products, called "My Activity", including websites you visited with Chrome, YouTube Videos, Music and apps you use on your Android.
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  62. An artificial intelligence system developed by Google and the University of Oxford can lip read better than humans.
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  63. Donald Trump was the most Googled person of 2016 in 88 countries, including Mexico, Spain, South Africa and New Zealand.
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  64. Each year, Google receives more than two million job applications from around the world.
    ♦ SOURCE
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  65. Netflix has been around longer than Google.
    ♦ SOURCE
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  66. When a border is disputed by two or more territories, Google Maps changes its borders in each country to reflect that country's beliefs.
    ♦ SOURCE
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  67. In 1998, Amazon's CEO Jeff Bezos became an early investor in Google. He invested US$250,000, which was worth about US$2.2 billion today.
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  68. Microsoft pays you to use Bing instead of Google.
    ♦ SOURCE
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  69. In 2012, Google acquired Motorola for around $12.5 billion, only to sell it to Lenovo two years later for just $2.9 billion.
    ♦ SOURCE
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  70. Google has a database of 25 million books that nobody is allowed to read.
    ♦ SOURCE
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  71. Google hired a camel to create the Street View of a desert.
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  72. Iran's largest airport had a Star of David embedded into its roof for 30 years until it was discovered through Google Earth.
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