Today September 27, Is Google's 17th Birthday. See Google Facts

Hurray!!! The world number one search engine and website is 17years today September 27th, 2015. Google is the number one website out of about one billion sites in the whole world according to Alexa site ranking. Google founders Sergei Brin and Larry Page have really done a great work and today, Google is not just about a search engine that we use to know but have extended its business to other interesting online and internet features like the Gmail, Google map, Google translate, Android, Nexus, Google doc, Google voice and many other things now carried out by Google.

Recently, a company by name Alphabet acquired some of Google's products as Sundar Pichai now take over as Google's new CEO while Larry Page oversees Alphabet.

You and I know that Google have created a massive impact on the world internet and technology today as it now makes learning, researching and practicing new things much easier unlike before when one has to travel from one state or country to another in search of materials or information. Today, an average person thinks that the internet is all about Google not knowing that it is under the internet. In fact, there are also other search engines but few people know about them unlike Google.

Anyway, let's use this opportunity to let you know some interesting facts about Google that you may not have heard or known before now.

Some Interesting Google Facts That You May Not Know
* Do you know that Google founders wanted to sell Google to Excite in 1999 for just $1Million but were turned down by Excite. Now, google makes about $1,704,592.56 on daily bases and its estimated site value is $89,870,725,376.90 according to hypestats on google

* Google receives about 2,147,483,647 visitors and average of 19.89 page views by visitors

* Do you know that 46.296% of global internet users visits Google daily? Including me and you. Lol

* Google Makes about $51,137,776.80 on monthly basis

* Do you know that Google was originally called and known as Backrub?

* Do you know that Searching for "askew" in Google, will make the content of your search results to tilt slightly to the right. Try it out later.

* Do you know that when a Google employee dies, their spouses receive half pay from the company for 10 years and their children US$1,000 per month until they turn 19.

* Do you know that Google employed the services of a Camel to draw the first street view of a desert?

* Have you seen "I am feeling lucky" button on Google search before? Okay. It might interest you to know that it costs Google US$110 million per year, as it bypasses all ads.

* Do you know that 2 million searches are carried out on Google every one minute? Then calculate how many million searches that will be recorded in 24 hours

* When Google launched Gmail in April 1st, 2004, many people all over the globe thought it was an April fool prank by Google

* Do you know that 
Google's first tweet ever was "I'm feeling lucky" written in binary code.
* Google is the world's most visited website beating Facebook to the first position

* Fortune magazine rated Google as the best company to work for

* Do you know that the word "Google" was gotten by accident? The founders misspelled "googol", which refers to the number 1 followed by 100 zeroes.

* On August 16, 2013, Google went down for 5 minutes and in that time, the global Internet traffic dropped by 40%.

* Now the funny one, The domain is owned by Google.

*  Google is offering US$20 million to any private team that can land on the moon by New Year's Eve of 2016.

* Do you know that the total size of Google Earth's database is over 20 Petabytes.

* Do you know that the Versace dress Jennifer Lopez wore to the 2000 Grammy Awards sparked the creation of Google Images

* Google takes over 200 factors into account to deliver the best results for any query in a fraction of a second.

* The woman who rented her garage to Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1998 when they were creating Google later became the CEO of YouTube

Now you have seen how far this great website has gone and all credit goes to the founders and all the people that contributed to this immense success.

Happy Birthday Google.Inc!!!

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  1. Cool. I learned something new

  2. This is awesome and i have just bookmarked this page.

  3. Upon getting to the askew part, i tried it before continuing with the rest of the article.