Google is now one of the most powerful, influential and far-reaching companies this country (maybe even this planet) has ever produced. We’ve already established that the multi-billion dollar company will be our supreme overlords, so we might as well learn something about them. Here are some crazy interesting facts about the company. Some of this is just ridiculous…
1.) They have a dinosaur! Yup! A dino’s skeleton was found near their building in Mountain View, so Google has erected a giant t-rex skeleton and named it “Stan” in its honor. A powerful name for a powerful hunter.
2.) Google has added the Cherokee language into +Gmail. Wado Google!
3.) The Google homepage loads the fastest out of any other site, which is why many people use it to test their connection.
4.) Speaking of fast, right now there are 2 million Google searches going on per second.
5.) Google is a dog company, or so says their official code of conduct. They say they like cats, but due to the amount of pooches roaming their offices, they warn that their kitty friends might feel uncomfortable.
6.) Six billion hours of video are viewed each month on YouTube, which is owned by Google. That’s about an hour for each person on earth.
7.) The “I’m feeling lucky” button costs the company $110 million a year.
8.) Google owns common misspellings of its own name as well, including gooogle.com, gogle.com, and googlr.com. They also own 466453.com which is google spelled out on the phone.
9.) Last year Google made $55.5 billion in advertising, which is about 90% of their profit.
10.) Sometimes Google uses the help of some hungry goats to keep their lawns in shape.
11.) One time, the daughter of an employee wrote to Google to ask if her father could have the day off for his birthday. They gave him the whole week!
12.) Google has photographed and posted 5 million miles of road for Google Street View.
13.) The first Google doodle was created when Larry Page and Sergey Brin went to Burning Man in 1998. (They drew the logo to let everyone know where they would be.) Groovy, man!
After knowing all that, I for one welcome our Google overlords. Dog people ain’t bad people. Give this a share on Facebook if you learned something interesting about them.