10 Google Interesting Facts

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.

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)


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?

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.


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

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

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

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


9. 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…


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



How to Install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Step 1: Install Ubuntu 14.04LTS

Server Edition amd64 Preferred


  • Ubuntu Server 14.04LTS amd64 has all the required packages.
  • Ubuntu Server 14.04LTS has some minor differences from 12.04LTS, mainly to the Apache Sites Configuration, now resides at /etc/apache2/sites-available/000-default.conf and the Default Webroot now at /var/www/html/. This document has been updated to reflect those changes.
  • You can use either VI (lightweight editor) or VIM (heavyweight editor), however, if you wish to use VIM you will need to install it
sudo apt-get install vim
  • VI or VIM Commands

To edit a file press “Insert” Key
To finish editing press “Esc” Key
To write the file press “:w”
To Exit the editor press “:q”
You can also write and quit “:wq”

  • In Ubuntu, the standard user, the account you created during the install, does not have rights to install/write to many of the directories. In the below tutorial we will be using the term “sudo” which stands for “super user do” before most of the commands.

Step 2: Install Apache/MySQL/PHP

Open up Terminal and install the following;

  •  :22 in the Video
sudo apt-get update


sudo apt-get install apache2 mysql-client mysql-server php5

It will prompt you to set the root password for mysql – please, please my dear friends, WRITE IT DOWN and spare yourself some grief, you will need it in step 6.

Step 3: Install Additional Software

  • 1:10 in the video
sudo apt-get install graphviz aspell php5-pspell php5-curl php5-gd php5-intl php5-mysql php5-xmlrpc php5-ldap clamav

Restart Apache so that the modules are loaded correctly

sudo service apache2 restart

We will be using Git to install/update the Moodle Core Application

sudo apt-get install git-core

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