Google celebrates its quinceñeara today!
The Internet company -- most recognized for its search engine -- is well into its teens and to celebrate this milestone it is hosting a virtual party with a piñata, and you are invited.
Log onto its homepage and the "Google" letters are ready to play with a piñata. You man the stick with space bar and hit the star piñata to collect candy.
Fun right? We think so.
So who do we have to thank for this piñata fun? That would be Google's founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, who came up with the idea while they were Ph.D. students at Stanford University.
Fun Google Facts:
New employees are called "Nooglers," and are given a propeller beanie cap to wear on their first Friday.
Google's Mountain View campus has a dinosaur skeleton named "Stan."
The Google name originating from a misspelling of the word "googol," which is the number one followed by one hundred zeros. It was chosen to signify that the search engine was intended to provide large quantities of information.
Google originally ran under Stanford University's website, with the domains google.stanford.edu and z.stanford.edu.
Founder Larry Page once dated Google's former head of location products Marissa Mayer, who is now Yahoo!'s CEO.
Founder Sergey Brin was born in Moscow.
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