Google is the face of internet, it is the website all of us use on a daily website. Think you know everything about Google? Think again! There are a lot of fun things you can do with Google, you might know some of it, but there is no chance you knew all of it. Check out the full list of crazy facts and fun things you can do with Google, including awesome doodles, games and much more.
Games on Google
Go to Google Images and search “Atari Breakout”. You can play the Atari Breakout game right on the Image Search.
In my opinion, this is the best Google Doodle ever! It was published on the 30th anniversary of PAC-MAN game. You can play PAC-MAN game within the Google Logo! Jump back to the days when you played the awesome PAC-MAN game on your TV video game set. The doodle has been moved here.
Android Police called this “The best Google Easter egg ever”, and they are damn right. Just type in “Zerg rush” in Google search and experience it.
Build With Chrome
LEGO fan? Why not build something awesome in Chrome? Start building or check out the already built items. Check out Build with Chrome. I must say, this thing kept me busy for some time!
Type these on Google Search and check out for yourselves :
- Do a Barrel Roll
- Define Anagram
Other Fun things
Google Maps are Awesome!
Go to Google Maps and zoom out, you’ll see an option saying ‘Earth’, click that, you’ll see the Earth. Saw the shadows in the earth? They are real-time and the time in the places in the dark are night! (Check it out for yourselves). There are the city lights in the night too!
You can also see the Milky Way galaxy in the background that our solar system is in. And the clouds you see is real-time too!
Do a Sphere Search
How about a rotating sphere Google image search? Go here to access Google Sphere
YouTube has got its own tricks
Search on YouTube for “Beam me up, Scotty”, the results will beam like it’s a Sci-fi movie.
Does anyone remember Harlem Shake? Search for “Do the Harlem Shake” and YouTube will do the Harlem Shake!
Secret Time Machine in Google Maps Street View
Searching for “Public Telephone Booth” will return the result of Earl’s Court Station. You’ll find a man with a side bag on the left. Click on the wall next to him. You’ll be taken to a secret time machine, which is the one from Doctor Who! You can have a full look at the machine and TARDIS!
Google Sky, Moon & Mars
Google Play Unicorns
Go to Google Play and click the search button without entering any words. Unicorns will magically appear!
Google in 1998
Google was founded in 1998. Have you ever wondered how Google looked back in the days when it was founded? Just search “Google in 1998“.
Turn Google into a timer
Just type in “any time timer”, Google will start the count down and ring the bell when it stops.
Google has got a calculator too. Just search “Calculator”. You can just type in the search bar to find the sum or product or anything.
Find Direct download links to any file type
Download any file type directly from Google with this awesome code :
“YOUR SEARCH TERM HERE” -inurl:(htm|html|php|pls|txt) intitle:index.of “last modified” (filetype1|filetype2|filetype3)
for example, you want to search for pdfs/ppts/docs of ‘How to blog’, make the code like this :
“How to blog” -inurl:(htm|html|php|pls|txt) intitle:index.of “last modified” (pdf|ppt|docx)
Google wishes you with a Doodle on your B’day!
On your next Birthday, go to Google homepage. You’ll see a special Google Doodle with cakes, when you hover over it, Google will wish you Happy Birthday with your name! If you use Google Now, Google will wish on the notification panel and also by a birthday card!
Some Facts and great things about Google
Don’t worry if you misspell Google.com
Don’t worry if you misspell google.com, you’ll be redirected to google only! Google owns pretty much every misspelled domain names such as gogle.com, googlr.com, froogle.com, googl.com, and many many more. Even the old mobile keypad style works too, try 466453.com
This was a letter sent by a little girl to Google, read it.
The reply from Google was :
“Your father has been hard at work designing many beautiful and delightful things for Google and millions of people across the globe. On the occasion of his Birthday, and recognizing the importance of taking some Wednesdays off during the summer, we are giving him the whole first week of July as vacation time. Enjoy!” How awesome is this?
Google likes Shopping
Not the shopping we do, Google likes buying start-ups and firms that too on a weekly basis. Lately, Google has been on a shopping spree and has been acquiring more than a company a week, since 2010. Take a look at this: List of mergers and acquisitions by Google.
Google’s First Tweet
Google’s first tweet read : “I’m 01100110 01100101 01100101 01101100 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01101100 01110101 01100011 01101011 01111001 00001010.”
That’s binary for “I’m feeling lucky!”.
Google founders didn’t know HTML!
Yes, you read it right! Larry Page and Sergey Brin didn’t know HTML. That’s the reason why Google looks so simple, as they didn’t know how to code a complex website/search engine with HTML. We all know how well that decision went!
Google also hires ‘Goats’
Google hires a flock of 200 goats to clean up the grass on their company lawns, instead of using lawn movers!
Yahoo was about to buy Google for $1 m
In 1997, Yahoo has given the chance to buy Google for $1 million, but Yahoo turned down the offer. Now Google is worth $250 billion or higher! Also, if that happened Yahoo would have been the largest search engine.
Ad on Google homepage?
According to estimates by Google, an ad on the home page will cost $10 million!
Google Chrome can open a variety of file formats. It can open videos, images, docs, pdf, xls, and many more! So don’t worry if you haven’t installed software for these file formats, just drag and drop them into URL of Chrome!
Died when working in Google?
If you work in Google and die while working there, your family will receive 50% of the current salary for the next decade! In addition to that, your spouse will receive some Google stocks and if you have children, they will also receive $1,000 monthly until they reach age 19.
End-Note: This list is not complete, there are much much more to be found out and updated. I’ll try my best to continue updating this list with even much more Crazy things and fun facts about Google. Do you think I missed some of it? Got an awesome Google fact/doodle/game that is not found on this post, just comment below and let me know!
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