Read Some Old Google Interesting Facts, Once Must Read.

Today Google is the most valuable brand after or before Apple Computers. Google was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two Ph.D. students at Stanford at that time. Google, undoubtedly is today's ruler of the Internet. Google has also been incorporated into the dictionary to mean search. Like all business giants, Google too does have an interesting history out which we present to you some of the most interesting facts.

Read Some Old Google Interesting Facts, Once Must Read.

Google in 1998

In 1998, the Google homepage included a punctuation mark: the exclamation point! just like Yahoo does.

Google in 2000

Until March 2001 the google webpage was aligned to the right side of the page.

Google 40gb server

To test the Page rank system that would become the future backbone of Google Search, they needed a large Storage server. The largest hard drives that were commercially available at the time were 4GB, so to get a mere 40GB of disk space to work with they needed to assemble them into an array. The cost of the disks was hefty enough there wasn't much money left over for a suitable server case so they cobbled one together out of LEGO blocks, plastic sheeting, and some case fans.

Google was Backrub

It was initially decided that the search engine now called Google would be called BackRub because the technology would be based on analyzing backlinks. Page later decided that the name sounded hilarious. They then went on to the name WhatBox but decided it against it because it sounded inappropriate. Must read Google Interesting Facts and give a compliment if you think so.

Sean Anderson

In fact, Googol was accidentally misspelled to Google by Sean Anderson, a Stanford Graduate who had coined the term Googol and Googolplex when he was buying the domain for the search engine. Ironically Sean Anderson now works with Microsoft.


Google's headquarter is called "Googleplex" which means the number equivalent to ten raised to the power of a googol( 10100 ). Google has rented on several occasions goats to mow their Mountain View HQ as part of their green initiative instead of using diesel-powered lawnmowers.

Google mows grass with goats

Google's data centers use around 260 million watts of power which accounts for 0.01% of global energy. This power is enough to consistently power 200,000 average homes. Google tries to rely on renewable energy sources to power a number of its global data centers, and in the US the company has even begun generating renewable energy by selling excess supply back into the grid.

Google DatacenterHow much energy does google use?

Project Loon: Since 2/3rds of the world still has no access to the internet, Google planned to launch a fleet of hot air balloons that would travel 20Km above the earth's surface, in the stratosphere provides internet for free to anyone in range. Theses balloons are run by algorithms that shift the balloon to different directions of winds to Navigate.

Google Internet Balloon

A Google-powered balloon providing internet connectivity. Google maps helped to discover a mountain called mt. Mabu in Mozambique. It was discovered by Scientists from the Key Royal Botanic Gardens when they were randomly browsing random satellite Images. The Discovery of this isolated region further leads to the discovery of many plant and animal species. 

Google Maps

Honorable mention: Since the founders weren't looking to start their own business, they tried to sell their search engine system in 1998. Yahoo originally said no and so did their competitor Exite at that time only for a mere 750,000 USD. In 2002 Yahoo offered to buy Google for $3 billion saw their incredible success, but this time Google said no, and Google is now valued over 400 billion USD.

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