7 Interesting Facts about Google that You Never Knew!
December 19, 2015 Leave a comment
1. The prime reason the Google home page is so bare is due to the fact that the founders didn’t know HTML and just wanted a quick interface. In fact it was noted that the submit button was a long time coming and hitting the RETURN or ENTER key was the only way to burst Google into life.
2. The name ‘Google’ was an accident. A spelling mistake made by the original founders who thought they were going for ‘Googol’.
3. 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.
6. Google’s first ever Twitter post was as satisfyingly geeky as you could hope for. The message, sent in February 2009, reads “I’m 01100110 01100101 01100101 01101100 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01101100 01110101 01100011 01101011 01111001 00001010.”
For anyone not fluent in binary, here’s a hint — it is a well-known phrase from the company’s homepage. Got it? Yes, it reads: “I’m feeling lucky.”
7. Google’s famously sparse homepage is considered a classic design in the online world. The Google logo, however, wasn’t actually centered on the page until March 31, 2001. As early users will remember, the homepage had a bias to the left-hand side, and even earlier — back in 1998 — Google sported a Yahoo-style exclamation mark.