#8 Daily dose: Google’s pet – An T-Rex named Stan


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.

The lawn outside Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, is dominated by the imposing visage of “Stan”—tail thrashing, jaws agape, a full replica of the largest Tyrannosaurus rex fossil ever discovered. Stan mysteriously appeared on the lawn one morning several years ago, and is presumed by Google employees to have been a gift from the company’s quirky founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin. 

When asked about whether “Stan” was ever a predator, Google spokesperson, Brandi Sparkles, said there is no proof, none, that the T-rex was the most vicious predator and killing machine to ever walk the earth.


Google’s choice of “Stan” the Tyrannnosaurus rex as its corporate mascot tells us no one has anything to fear from Google.


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