Fact or Fiction: Google

By: Staff

4 Min Quiz

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Sometimes it feels like Google is taking over the world. And rumors are always swirling about the next new Google development. Do you know which ones are true?

Google was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

True. The two met as PhD students at Stanford.


Google's first official investor was Andy Bechtolsheim, who contributed $1 million.

Bechtolsheim, one of the founders of Sun Microsystems, gave Page and Brin $100,000 in 1998.


Google stock was offered for $400 a share at the company's IPO in 2004.

The stock price was $85 at the IPO in April 2004.


In 2006, the verb "google" was added to the Merriam Webster Collegiate Dictionary.



Google's Dow Jones ticker symbol is GOOG.

Google is traded on the NASDAQ.


In 2006, Google acquired YouTube for $1.65 billion, cash.

That would have been pretty mind-blowing if it had been cash, right?


Google will be unveiling a cell phone service in 2010.

Nope, not true.


In an attempt to lower energy use, Google bought herds of goats to graze on the grass at company headquarters.

True. In addition to saving on lawnmowing, the goats' munching also lowers the danger of brush fires.


One of Google's famous April Fool's Day product launches was the fake energy drink "Google Juice."

It was Google Gulp. Other fakeout products were "Google Lunar" and "Google Romance."


Larry Page and Sergey Brin are in negotiations to have the Google office complex annexed from the city of Mountain View, Calif., and renamed "Googleville."

Not true, but it wouldn't be totally shocking, would it?


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