Happy anniversary, Google!

Twenty years ago, a couple of students from Stanford University created a search system for the Internet in a garage in Menlo Park. Initially the search engine was named “BackRub”, but soon Larry page and Sergey Brin decided to change the project name to Google.

The word Google came from googol a distorted — the name of the number ten to the hundredth degree (10100). The company was founded September 4, 1998, and domain Google.com was was 15 September. Despite this, officially your birthday, the company celebrates September 27.

To celebrate its 20-year anniversary, Google has filled the results of search queries with some funny Easter eggs in addition to Doodle on the main page. Starting today, a number of queries in the style of 1998, the system will prompt the following: “Now 2018! Maybe you mean:…”.

In order to see the Easter eggs you need:

  • Go to “Settings” in the Google search engine
  • To change the language to English.

You can then enter the following queries:

Request 1998
We offer a modern version

mp3 file

stream music

watch a dvd

streaming subscription



gettin’ jiggy wit it

floss dance

page me

New phone, who dis?

butterfly clip styles

top knot

soccer world champions 1998

soccer world champions 2018

chat room

text the group

how to tell someone you like them

swipe right

low-rider pants

how to style high waisted pants

digital pet

fidget spinner





what is Y2K?

how does cryptocurrency work?

screen name

social handle

clip art


In addition, Google Street View added a virtual tour in the same garage. CEO of YouTube Susan Wojecki that 20 years ago, passed the garage to Sergey Brin and Larry Paige kindly offered to add to Street View the place where it all began. The garage was restored to the state with all details. You can also see the bedroom, which had the founders jokingly called the “world headquarters”.

Russian search engine “Yandex” one of the first to congratulate Google, and their logo painted in the colors of the American Corporation is good.

Clifton Nichols

Clifton Nichols

Hi! I’m Clifton and I am a full-stack engineer with a passion for building performant and scalable applications that are beautiful and easy to use.

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