How two students made Google a global sensation 20 years ago

How two students made Google a global sensation 20 years ago

Published at 12:30pm 27th September 2018.

2 minute read

As the world's biggest search engine marks it's 20th birthday, see the office where it all started!

20 years ago, two American students made it a mission to organise all the existing information known to the world and make it universally accessible and useful.

With the opportunity to search in more than 150 languages and over 190 countries - Google is still going strong today and continues to make our lives just a little bit easier.

Today’s video doodle takes a walk down the memory lane by exploring popular searches all over the world since September 27, 1998:

 Here are some more search engine highlights:

'The Simpsons' was the most searched TV show from 1999 to 2004

We searched for 'Saturday Night Live' in 1999 more than any other year

Bulldog has been the most searched dog breed since 2005

Thor was the most searched film of 2017

Take a look at the first Google office set up by Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

Google Maps, September 2018

Take a virtual tour of the Susan Wojcicki’s Menlo Park garage where it all began. Don't forget to click behind the closed doors to find out more hidden details.

So whether you've searched how long to boil an egg, the latest updates on important global events or for the meaning behind physical symptoms you've been having, Google will always have your back and Happy Birthday!

Here are some more searches for 'I hate it when' to remind us why we all love Google so much:

I hate it when Jesus rides dinosaurs in my house

I hate it when Voldemort uses my shower gel without asking

I hate it when there is a tiger in the bathroom

I hate it when I'm making a milkshake and boys just show up in my yard

I hate it when I flex and my shirt rips

And the list is endless...

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