10 Interesting Facts About Google

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NEW YORK – Google tackles so many different things all at once that at times it’s hard to keep track, or even fully comprehend it. A Quora user posed a straightforward question: What are some mind-blowing facts about Google?

We’ve plucked out our favourite facts from that list and other sources to bring you this selection of surprising tidbits.

1. Google takes over 200 factors into account before delivering you the best results to any query in a fraction of a second.

 

 2. The company owns a bunch of domains that are common misspellings of Google, like Gooogle.com, Gogle.com, Googlr.com and more. Google also owns 466453.com too…
3. There are more than 2 million Google searches per second.
4. Google takes on moonshots projects that could change the world for millions of people. However, it also takes on important projects that only matter to a small number of people: In 2012, Google introduced the Cherokee language in Gmail.
5. Larry Page and Sergey Brin made the first Google Doodle in August 1998. They were heading to Burning Man in the Nevada desert, and wanted people to know where the Google crew would be for a few days, so they added the festival’s logo.
6. Google’s search index is more than 100 million gigabytes in size. It would take 100,000 one-terabyte personal drives to contain the same amount of data.
7. Google might be the only company with the explicit goal to reduce the amount of time people spend on its site.
8. Google has photographed more than 5 million miles of road for its Street View maps.
9. Google has acquired 24 companies this year alone — that’s about three companies a month.
10. Over 6 billion hours of video are watched each month on YouTube — that’s almost an hour for every person on Earth.

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