Google celebrates it's 20th anniversary via video doodle
California: Search engine giant Google celebrates its 20th anniversary with a adorable video doodle in many languages, featuring all the popular searches throughout two decades of its existence.
In its anniversary doodle Google celebrated this day with letter-shaped balloons attached to a gift box. When you tap on the button it plays a YouTube video that animates popular searches from all around the world.
The video showed how it has been used by all for their day to day life questions to complicated technical questions. The video features popular search queries like Y2K, Pluto losing its status as a planet, the Royal Wedding, 2012 on the Mayan calendar, how to pronounce ‘gif’ and how to make avocado toast.
Some interesting Facts about Google:
- Google was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin in September 1998, as part of a PhD project.
- Initially it was named 'Backrub'.
- The name 'Google' is actually derived from the mathematical term 'googol' which is basically 1 with a 100 zeros following it.
- Google Search is now available in more than 150 languages and over 190 countries.
- Google is banned in China.
- The first ever Google Doodle was a Burning Man stick figure that came out on August 30, 1998.
- There's a rotated version of Google known as 'Google Mirror', which shows everything in a mirrored avatar.
- Google wanted to sell itself to online company Excite in 1999 for $1 million, but the Excite CEO rejected the offer.
- Google is now worth more than $300 billion.