Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Did you know these 10 fun facts about Google?

By all accounts, there are many wondrous sights to be seen at the Googleplex, but one of the most arresting is surely the gigantic T-Rex skeleton — nicknamed “Stan” after a “real” dino found nearby — that looms menacingly at Googlers in Mountain View.

SHOOT: Fascinating. I wonder, is Twitter the next google?
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1. The First Google Doodle

2. Interesting Figures from the Google IPO

3. The First Google Storage Was Made From LEGO

4. Google’s First Ever Tweet

5. Google Rents Goats

This one isn’t actually one of Google’s infamous April Fools’ Day jokes: Google rents out goats. Yes you read that right. It rents goats from a company called California Grazing to help cut down the amount of weeds and brush at Google HQ.

6. Google’s Impact on Language

7. Google Is Dog-Friendly

Google is a super dog-friendly company. It proudly names “company dogs,” like Yoshka (described as a “free-range Leonberger”) pictured above. Yoshka accompanies Urs Holzle, senior VP operations and Google Fellow to the Googleplex. Less senior staff are also allowed to bring their dogs to the office.

8. Google’s First Ever “Company Snack” Was Swedish Fish

9. The Google Logo Was Not Centered Until 2001

10. Google Has a Company Dinosaur

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