Every day, we search something or the other on Google, but have you ever searched something about Google? If not, then here, we bring you 15 fantastic facts about the giant search engine that we bet after reading, you will be ‘googling’ some of these.

1. Let’s start with its wired name ‘Google’ which actually was an accident. A spelling mistake made by the original founders who thought they were going for ‘Googol’.

2. The homepage of Google is so bare because the founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin didn't know too much HTML and they just wanted a quick interface.

3. Since 2010, Google has been acquiring, on average, more than one company per week.

4. Have you ever checked Google sky maps? Well, it actually allows you to view stars, constellations, galaxies and planets.


5. The company owns a bunch of domains that are common misspellings of Google, like Gooogle.com, Gogle.com, Googlr.com and more.

6. On every occasion, Google comes up with a new ‘doodle’. It all started in 1998 when Larry Page and Sergey Brin were heading to Burning Man in the Nevada desert and wanted people to know that they are out of office, so they added the festival's logo.

7. In 1999, the founders of Google tried to sell it to Excite for just USD over million, but at that time Excite turned them down.

8. A single search on Google requires more computing power than it took to send Apollo 11 to the moon.

9. You may often have used the Google maps for a route. But, do you know that Google has photographed more than five million miles of road for its Street View maps.

10. Gmail, a part of Google, was used internally for nearly two years prior to launch to the public. They discovered there were approximately six types of email users, and Gmail has been designed to accommodate these.

11. Google hired a camel to create the street view of a desert.

12. Google headquarter rents goats to mow their lawns and fields. It is a part of their green initiative. The employees think that it’s a lot cuter to watch goats do the mowing than lawn mowers.

13. The ‘I am feeling lucky’ button costs Google USD 110 million per year, as it bypasses all ads.

14. In 2010, Nicaragua accidentally invaded Costa Rica because of a mistake in Google maps.

15. At last, if you have any feedback, you can just email it to Google because they listen and respond to the feedback instantly.