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16 Facts You Don't Know About GoogleBelow are 16 facts I bet you did not know about Google even as an internet surfer. 

1. Google was initially called “Backrub”


2. 2 million searches are performed on Google every 20 minutes.


3. In 1999, the founders of Google begged to sell Google to a company called Excite for just US$1 million. Excite turned them down.


4. Every day, 16% of the searches that occur are ones that Google has never seen before.


5. If you search for “askew” in Google, the content will tilt slightly to the right.


6. Google intends to scan all known existing 129 million unique books before 2020.


7. Microsoft pays for you to use Bing instead of Google.


8. Google hired a camel to create the Street View of a desert.


9. The “I’m feeling lucky” button costs Google US$110 million every year, becuase it bypasses all ads.


10. Google’s First Computer Storage Was Made From LEGO.


11. Because Gmail was first launched on April 1st of 2004, many people thought it was an April Fools’ Day prank. (Smiles)


12. Google earns US$20 billion a year from advertisement, more than the primetime revenues of CBS, NBC, ABC, and FOX combined.


13. Google owns a programming language called Go.


14. Firefox web browser’s lead developer is now working for Google Chrome.


15. Google’s first tweet ever was“I’m feeling lucky” written in binary code.


16. Google beats Facebook: it’s the world’s most visited website.

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