Google has said that they are not a conventional company and neither does it have any intentions to become one. It has an almost dominating effect on all of the lives of all of the people involved online. In this article, we will bring you ten of the most exciting and interesting facts about Google which you will probably find hard to believe.
The Blank Google Look
The main reason that the Google home page has a minimalistic style is because the founders did not know much of HTML and just wanted to create a quick interface. Yes it is true even if hard to believe!
The First Google Doodle
The very first things that you observe upon opening Google’s homepage are the Google’s “Doodles”. A doodle involves the changing of Google logo graphics to mark any event or anniversary. And what’s more interesting about this feature is that it was first designed as an out of office message.
Google Rents Goats
One of the most interesting fact about Google is that they have rented about 200 goats from a company called California Grazing. They did it to help cut down the amount of weeds and brush at Google HQ. They put it as “A lot cuter to watch than lawn mowers.” Uh.. a nice way to go green too.
Google Is Dog-Friendly
Google is a dog-friendly company and do not support cats as much. They said that Google’s affection for our canine friends is an integral facet of our corporate culture.
Google’s First Ever “Company Snack” Was Swedish Fish
The “Swedish Fish” back in the early days of the incorporation of the Google was the first ever company snack. The Googlers piled on so much weight soon after joining the company that they had to reduce it in the company gym and also had to go at least 100 feet to get the snacks.
Google’s First Ever Tweet
Google’s first ever Tweet on twitter was the message sent in February 2009, and it reads as “I’m 01100110 01100101 01100101 01101100 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01101100 01110101 01100011 01101011 01111001 00001010.” If you are not very fluent in binary, you may have difficult to understand. In other words it says “I’m feeling lucky.”
Another interesting fact about Gmail is that it was used internally for around two years and it was discovered that there were approximately 6 types of email users back then and they were to accommodate these 6 types.
Google did not have their logo centred until March 31, 2001. In the earlier days they had a Yahoo-style exclamation mark and had a bias to the left-hand side. Yea the old fashion and old days of the internet.
Another very interesting fact about Google’s IPO is that the opening price for Google’s stock was $85 per share and later last year it sky rocketed to the $600 making GOOG a rather nice investment for many.
The Name ‘Google’
The name ‘Google’ was coined by an accident because the founding members thought that they were going for ‘Googol’. A lucky and nice accident hmm!