Google’s founders were willing to sell to Excite for under $1 million in 1999

Google’s founders were willing to sell to Excite for under $1 million in 1999—but Excite turned them down.

Google is now so famous that it is synonymous with “search” today. As of today, Google’s market cap is more than $167 billion. But back in 90s Google was not that famous, it was still in its baby shoes. Excite ( now ask.com) was much bigger and famous than google. 90s were dominated by by Yahoo!, Lycos and…Excite.

This story has been circulated for a while, but not many people know about it. Khosla stated it simply: Google was willing to sell for under a million dollars, but Excite didn’t want to buy them. Read more

20 Celebrities Before And After Photoshop

Every time someone writes about celebrities and Photoshop, it’s the same dialogue. These images are distorting our perception of what is attainable and beautiful, and it’s disturbing. Yet, year after year, we’re still subjected to the same messages in the media and nothing is being done about it. You know what? You ARE beautiful. These celebrities ARE beautiful. And we don’t need Photoshop telling us otherwise. There’s nothing wrong with fine lines and wrinkles, it’s just shocking because it’s something we never see in magazines. Photoshop is Amazing ut should be used carefully.It’s about time we embrace who we really are.

Take a look at these 20 celebrities before and after Photoshop. It’s refreshing to see what these women actually look like.

1. Kim Cattrall

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These Strange Competitions From Around The World Seem Too Bizarre To Be Real

If you’re good at a seemingly useless talent, I’m sure your mom told you to stop doing it and learn how to do something useful. Unfortunately for your mom, there are a ton of competitions for seemingly useless talents. There is also big prize money involved in being the best at those useless talents. So they’re not so useless now, eh, mom?

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Baby Crawling

This is a baby crawling race. They happen all across the world, but the largest one happens in China.

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