48 Top Ranked Google Facts

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1. Google has to be a woman... It starts suggesting things before you can even finish your sentence
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2. 92% people type things into 'Google' to see if they spelled them correctly
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3. On average, Google has been acquiring 1 company a week since 2010.
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4. 92% people type things into 'Google' to see if they spelled them correctly.
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5. If you Google "zerg rush", Google will eat the search page.
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6. The Mexican Drug Cartels made a combined estimate of $29 billion dollars in 2010 about the same as Google.
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7. Google has acquired an average of one company every week since 2010.
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8. If a website is blocked on your work/school internet, you can use Google translate as a proxy. Just copy/paste the URL into it
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9. If you search for "askew" in Google, the window and search results will tilt slightly to the right.
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10. Google will now let you use a USB security key to verify yourself instead of having a code sent to your phone.
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11. Every day, 16% of the searches that occur are ones that Google has never seen before.
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12. In 1997, Yahoo turned down the offer to acquire Google for only $1 million. Today Google is worth $250 billion.
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13. According to its website, Google's mission is to organize the world's information and 'make it universally accessible and useful.'
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14. Google was fined £400,000 in France for making Google Maps free.
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15. Google employees are encouraged to use a fifth of their time at work on their own non-Google projects.
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16. According to the Economist, the top 2012 Google searches worldwide were Whitney Houston and Gangnam Style.
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17. Android users: after purchasing an app from Google Play, you can try it out for 15 minutes and "return" it for a refund.
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18. 92% people type things into ”Google” to see if they spelled them correctly.
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19. Google has found GPAs
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20. You can see underwater sea life and coral reefs using Google Maps.
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21. The 'Google Effect' is a cognitive bias - You are more likely to forget information that can easily be found using a search engine.
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22. 30% of Google's employees are women.
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23. At Googleplex, gay and lesbian employees are called "Gayglers."
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24. 1 in 6 Google searches have never been searched for before.
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25. You can use Google as a timer by typing "Set timer (x) minutes" into the search bar.
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26. Google tried to sell itself for $1 million in 1999
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27. If you search for "atari breakout" in Google Images, you can play the game.
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28. If you search for "elgooG" on Google, it will take you to a Google website that is completely backwards.
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29. When Google launched Android O.S, Steve Jobs thought Google was guilty of grand theft and said he would go thermonuclear war with them.
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30. When shopping online, Google the promo codes before making a purchase. You can get anything, from free shipping to 25% off.
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31. Google has plans to design an ingestible pill that detects the presence of malignant cells and other signs of disease.
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32. Google intends to scan all known existing 130 million unique books by the end of the decade.
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33. If you search for 241543903 in Google images, you will find a lot of pictures of people with their heads in the freezer.
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34. If you use Google Chat on Gmail, try this easter egg: type "hahahaha", "lmao" or "lolololol"
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35. Google and Yahoo both use goats to trim their lawns.
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36. When you're finished with an essay, copy and paste it into Google Translate and listen to it. It's the easiest way to find mistakes.
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37. Google takes over 200 factors into account before delivering you the best results to any query in a fraction of a second.
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38. If you Google the word "gay," a rainbow will appear around your ears.
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39. If you Google the words "zerg rush", Google will eat the search page.
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40. Google has altered its search engine to demote sites offering illegal media downloads.
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41. 15% of searches on Google each day have never been searched before.
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42. New Google employees are called 'nooglers' and are given a propeller beanie hat to wear on their first Friday.
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43. Google has found GPAs & test scores to be "worthless as criteria for hiring"
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44. Google has found that GPAs and test scores are 'worthless as a criteria for hiring.'
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45. If a website is blocked on your work/school internet, you can use Google translate as a proxy. Just copy/paste the URL into it.
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46. Google makes around $929 per second.
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47. A man from Google is working on technology that could let humans live to be 500 years old.
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48. Every minute, 2 million searches are performed on Google.

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