30 Incredible Facts About Google That You Probably Didn’t Know



11 – In 2010 Nicaragua accidentally invaded Costa Rica because Google Maps had mistakenly said the territory belonged to Nicaragua.

12 – The first Google Doodle honored the 1998 Burning Man Festival.

13 – Google hired a camel to create a “Street View” of the Liwa Oasis in Abu Dhabi.

14 – The site founders wanted to register the domain “googol” which is the number ten raised to the power of a hundred. They accidentally misspelled it and ended up with Google instead.

15 – GoogleMaps tracks traffic conditions by monitoring how fast Android phones with GPS are travelling.