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Google is founded by two students at Stanford University (September 4, 1998)

On this day, September 4, 1998, Google was founded. It is one of the largest companies in the world. Even though, the company was set up earlier, the official release date is September 27 by Larry Page and Sergei Brin.

Larry Page and Sergey Brin, founders of Google Inc., 2003
Larry Page and Sergey Brin, founders of Google Inc., 2003 © Ehud Kenan/ CC BY 2.0/Image Source: Wikipedia

It all started in 1995 as a research project by the two Ph.D. students at Stanford University. They wanted to explore the mathematical properties of the World Wide Web and understand its link structures.

In this article you’ll find out 5 things that you probably didn’t know about Google (even though is not related to history)

 Google logo 1998
Google logo 1998 © Image Source: cnn.com
  1. Google is saving the endangered languages

Google launched a website in 2012 for the conservation of endangered languages: endangeredlanguages.com

  1. Google mascot is a dinosaur

When the webpage you are trying to access it isn’t loading, a dinosaur appears in your Chrome browser. Also you can play with him, just type anywhere on the broswers. His name is Stan.

  1. Barrel roll

Just type in the search box: “do a barrel roll” and see what happens

  1. Gravity

Type in the search box: “Google gravity” and press the “I’m feeling lucky”

  1. Googol.com

The name designated to the project was googol, which is a number represented by 1 followed by one-hundreds of zeros.

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