8 Interesting Facts About Google

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Google tackles so many different things all at once that at times it's hard to keep track or even fully comprehend it. Here are 8 interesting facts about Google that you may not know.


1
Google has found GPA's and test scores to be "worthless as criteria for hiring." They have teams where 14% of their employees haven't gone to college.

2
If you search for "askew" in Google, the content will tilt slightly to the right.

3
When a Google employee dies, their spouses receive half pay from the company for 10 years and their children US$1,000 per month until they turn 19.

4
Because Gmail first launched on April 1st of 2004, many people thought it was an April Fools' Day prank.

5
Google is developing a computer so smart it can program itself.

6
If you search for "atari breakout" in Google Images, you can play the game.

7
In 2010, Nicaragua accidentally invaded Costa Rica because of a mistake in Google Maps.

8
On August 16, 2013, Google went down for 5 minutes and in that time, the global Internet traffic dropped by 40%.