Google Fun Facts

By: Asad Jamal

Google has been around for a while and everyone knows what it is…  but do you know these facts?!

Did you know? Google has lots of games, such as Pacman and Breakout, hidden and can only be played through certain searches? A list of some of the coolest of Google’s Hidden Features can be found here.   

Did you know? The first Google storage was made out of LEGOS and is still on a showcase in Stanford                           

Did you know? Google’s first tweet ever read as follows, “I’m 01100110 01100101 01100101 01101100 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01101100 01110101 01100011 01101011 01111001 00001010.”

Did you know? That seasoned workers at Google are called “googlers” and new employees are called “nooglers”. Nooglers also used to get colorful hats with spinners on top. However, nooglers get a yellow smiley balloon and a nametag now. 

Did you know? the Google logo was not centered on the homepage until 2001.

Did you know? Google has a company dinosaur onsite of the Googleplex Headquarters whose nickname is Stan. In fact, it was named after a real dinosaur found in the area. 

Did you know? For a few days in 2008 Google employees built and operated a zip line that would allow them to cross over a ravine while hanging on to a tiny trapeze bar connected by pulleys to a cable bridging the gap as a shortcut for getting from one Google building to a group of others. However, the city of Mountain View shut it down. 

Did you know?  Google spends over $80 million dollars a year in order to provide their employees with free food.             

Did you know? During the Google IPO’s early stages, the company was very sensitive about leaks. They sent 20 banks slightly differently worded letters so hey could identify which banks could be trusted to keep their mouths shut.

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Did you know? Google implements a “20%” rule. This rule states that all Google employees get 20% of their worktime to work on ANYTHING they want to, guaranteed!

 

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