We all know that Google is indispensable when we need to quickly find the most relevant information. People used it more than two trillion times last year to find something they needed. And it provided every single time, without exception.
Since it was created in 1998, it has come a long way from a simple search tool to the ultimate helper for absolutely everything you need. But Google's research and development department never rest, and people there are always coming up with new ways to make our lives easier.
But they also like to have fun from time to time, inventing stuff that not many people know about. So besides "serious" jobs that Google can do for us, it can also do some tricks. And they are not all related to providing good information.
Some of them are just for fun and kill some time, while others can be extremely useful when you need to calculate a tip in the restaurant or compare food nutritional facts. Best of all is that it's all quite easy to do, and you get instant results.
We have compiled a list of 20 interesting Google tricks that you will find useful and fun.
Google was founded in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were Ph.D. students at Stanford University in California. In May 2011, the number of monthly unique visitors to Google surpassed one billion for the first time.
It is now the most visited website worldwide, and the company owns several of the most popular websites, like YouTube and Blogger. Forbes ranked Google second on its Most Valuable Brands list.
Google's name originated from a misspelling of "googol," a number represented by a 1 followed by one-hundred zeros. Page and Brin said:" We chose our systems name, Google, because it is a common spelling of googol, and fits well with our goal of building very large-scale search engines."
It is clear that Google is really amazing. It affected our lives so much that it even got its own verb. According to the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, "Googling" is "to use the Google search engine to obtain information on the Internet."
The way the company progresses and expands its services, we can assume that "googling" will soon take a much broader meaning.