Users can restrict their searches for content in 35 non-English languages, including Klingon.
Google’s search technology PageRank has nothing to do with webpage ranking. It’s actually named after Google co-founder Larry Page.
Google’s Home Page Has 42 Validation Errors.
The ‘I’m feeling lucky’ button is almost never used. Google has kept it as some user experience trials have shown that for some people it is a comfort button. The button actually costs Google around $110 million a year.
Google’s revenue from advertising amounts to 97% of the total revenue. In 2009 advertising earned Google $22,888,804,000.
Google’s name is a play on the word googol, which refers to the number 1 followed by one hundred zeroes.
Google’s domain name was registered on 15th August1997 and the beta version of the site looked like that: Google in 1998
In 1997, Larry Page and Sergey Brin needed large amount of disk space to test their PageRank algorithm, but the largest hard disks available at the time were only 4 GB. They stacked up 10 of these together and solved the issue… not for long though.
Googleville data center is calculated to require about 103 megawatts of electricity – enough to power 82,000 homes. Google calculated that it uses as little as 1 kJ (0.0003 kWh) of energy to answer the average search query.
Google has 20k employees. They can spend 20% of their time working on ideas and projects that interest them. 50% of Google products originated from this 20%.