Monday, January 24, 2011

Be & Me Googled

Back in August of 2010, our school was visited by a photographer from Google Places…
The Google photographer at work
Recently, those photos were posted on our Google Places site. She took some great photos! This one is my favorite…

The Inside of Be & Me 英会話Club

You can check out all her photos at Be & Me 英会話 Club on Google Places.

I just found out that according to Google, their name came from the word “Googol”, the mathematical term for a 1 followed by 100 zeroes – that’s a big number! If you write it out, it looks like this…

10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, 000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

I had always thought that Google got its name from “googly eyes,” which means big eyes that stick out. Google even uses that image in one of its logos...
Whenever I think of googly eyes, I always think of the British comedy actor Marty Feldman
This is not a trick photo! Those are his real eyes!
I think Marty Feldman’s funniest movie is Young Frankenstein
It’s not just Marty’s funniest movie – it’s “the funniest movie of all time!” (It says so on the DVD cover!)

If you want to find out more about this movie – or anything else, you should google it (look it up on Google)!

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