9 things you didn't know about Google

Sure, the talent is amazing, the pay is great and the cafeteria is legendary. But what about the pranks and Google air? Photographs by Darcy Padilla/Redux for Fortune.com.

Google's grand entrances
The entrance to Google's Mountain View, Calif. headquarters
Google's grand entrances
Orkut, Google's homegrown social network, is a big hit in Brazil. Coincidentally, Brazil is the source of the elegant hardwood used to build the Googleplex's enormous staircase. The entrance to the company's New York headquarters is no less impressive - it's got a huge all-Lego logo built by a certified Lego designer along with a 6-foot model of the Empire State Building built by Google engineers.
Last updated January 22 2008: 9:17 AM ET


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