Google turns 22!


New Delhi: Google is celebrating its birthday with a doodle as the search engine giant turned 22 on Sunday. The doodle has an animated “G” wearing a birthday hat.

The official Google Doodle page shares the history of Google founders and how they trace their roots back to the sunny campus of Stanford University.

“As graduate students, the pair set out to improve the way people interacted with the wealth of information on the World Wide Web. In 1998, Google was born, and the rest is history,” the page says about Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

“The now world-famous moniker is a play on a mathematical term that arose out of an unassuming stroll around the year 1920. While walking in the woods of New Jersey, American mathematician Edward Kasner asked his young nephew Milton Sirotta to help him choose a name for a mind-boggling number: a 1 followed by 100 zeros. Milton’s reply? A googol! The term gained widespread visibility twenty years later with its inclusion in a 1940 book Kasner co-authored called “Mathematics and the Imagination,” it adds.

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