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13 Interesting Facts About Google That You May Not Know

13 Interesting Facts About Google That You May Not Know

There are few people who haven’t heard of Google. But here are some interesting facts about Google, the most popular search engine, that you may not know yet.

1. Go to Google homepage and type the words “I want to commit suicide”. Above all the search results, Google provides the Suicide Helpline number of your country.

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    2. A young girl wrote to Google to give her father a day off as it was his birthday. This is what Google sent back in reply. Now, that is something. (Source -Facebook)

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      3. Go to Google Maps. Click on the satellite view and zoom out as much as possible. You can see an amazing view of earth with real time shadows. You can see real time clouds if you zoom in twice. Pretty amazing, right?

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          4. Google has a pet T-rex, named Stan, which lives at their California headquarters. Founders bought it to remind the employees to not let Google go extinct.

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            5. Search “atari breakout” in Google Images and you can play the game. Try it now.

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              6. Google has been acquiring, on average, more than one company per week since 2010. SourceList of mergers and acquisitions by Google

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                7. Go to Google Mars. You can see a map of Mars. Cool !

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                  8. Type any number in the search bar and Google will spell it out for you.

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                    9. Google’s home page has 28 validation errors and five warnings. Check it out here: Google Validation

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                      10. Should a U.S. Google employee pass away while under the employ of the 14-year old search giant, their surviving spouse or domestic partner will receive a check for 50% of their salary every year for the next decade. Source- http://www.forbes.com/sites/meghanc…

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                        11. Google HQ rents goats from California Grazing to mow their lawns and fields. The employees think that it’s a lot cuter to watch goats do the mowing than lawn mowers. Mowing with Goats

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                          12. Google is a wedding planner. Yes, you heard it right. Plan your special day with Google Wedding.

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                            13. Google Sky Maps allows you to view stars, constellations, galaxies and planets. Check out www.google.com/sky.

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                              Published on January 18, 2019

                              Best 5 Language Learning Apps to Easily Master a New Language

                              Best 5 Language Learning Apps to Easily Master a New Language

                              Learning a new language is no easy feat. While a language instructor is irreplaceable, language learning apps have come to revolutionize a lot of things and it has made language learning much easier. Compared to language learning websites, apps offer a more interactive experience to learn a new language.

                              The following language learning apps are the top recommended apps for your language learning needs:

                              1. Duolingo

                                Duolingo is a very successful app that merged gamification and language learning. According to Expanded Ramblings, the app now counts with 300 million users.

                                Duolingo offers a unique concept, an easy-to-use app and is a great app to accompany your language acquisition journey. The courses are created by native speakers, so this is not data or algorithm-based.

                                The app is free and has the upgrade options with Duolingo Plus for $9.99, which are add free lessons. The mobile app offers 25 languages and is popular for English-speaking learners learning other languages.

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                                2. HelloTalk

                                  HelloTalk aims to facilitate speaking practice and eliminate the stresses of a real-time and life conversation. The app allows users to connect to native speakers and has a WhatsApp like chat that imitates its interface.

                                  There is a perk to this app. The same native speakers available also want to make an even exchange and learn your target language, so engagement is the name of the game.

                                  What’s more, the app has integrated translation function that bypasses the difficulties of sending a message with a missing word and instead fills in the gap.

                                  Download the app

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                                  3. Mindsnacks

                                    Remember that Duolingo has integrated gamification in language learning? Well, Mindsnacks takes the concept to another level. There is an extensive list of languages available within the app comes with eight to nine games designed to learn grammar, vocabulary listening.

                                    You will also be able to visualize your progress since the app integrates monitoring capabilities. The layout and interface is nothing short of enjoyable, cheerful and charming.

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                                    4. Busuu

                                      Bussu is a social language learning app. It is available on the web, Android, and iOS. It currently supports 12 languages and is free.

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                                      The functionality allows users to learn words, simple dialogues and questions related to the conversations. In addition, the dialogues are recorded by native speakers, which brings you close to the language learning experience.

                                      When you upgrade, you unlock important features including course materials. The subscription is $17 a month.

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                                      5. Babbel

                                        Babbel is a subscription-based service founded in 2008. According to LinguaLift, it is a paid cousing of Duolingo. The free version comes with 40 classes, and does not require you to invest any money.

                                        Each of the classes starts with with a sequential teaching of vocabulary with the help of pictures. The courses are tailor made and adapted to the students’ level, allowing the learning to be adjusted accordingly.

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                                        If you started learning a language and stopped, Babbel will help you pick up where you started.

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                                        Takeaways

                                        All the apps recommended are tailored for different needs, whether you’re beginning to learn a language or trying to pick back up one. All of them are designed by real-life native speakers and so provide you with a more concrete learning experience.

                                        Since these apps are designed to adapt to different kinds of learning styles, do check out which one is the most suitable for you.

                                        Featured photo credit: Yura Fresh via unsplash.com

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