In 1938 a mathematician asked his 9 year old nephew to describe a really big number, and Googol was the answer. This is a 1 followed by 100 zeroes.
In 1997 Larry Page and Sergey Brin (founders of Google) were searching for Googol to see if it was taken. They were looking for a name for their new search engine. However they misspelled it as Google. The name was registered immediately and is now worth multi-billions of dollars.
Why Google? Check out “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” with the powerful computer called the Googleplex Star Thinker (1979).
Googleplex is the name of the corporate HQ complex for Google.
So how often is google googled?
Using this nifty page Google AdWords keywords search, you can see that it currently runs a billion searches globally each month.
Have you ever googled the word google?