This week Google bought a power plant and manufactured their first smartphone, the Nexus One. Granted, Google is ubiquitous, but who would of thought that Google would eventually find its way into our bathrooms.
Yes, the next time you need to attend to that necessary body function, you will be able to "Google it" there as well. Don't know if the Vietnamese people are still trying to get back at us for invading their country some forty years ago, but their recent launch of a toilet paper named Google is quickly becoming a global sensation.
If you were to search the keywords "Google Toilet Paper" you would find no less than 1.9 million SERPs appear in approximately 0.19 seconds. And that same search on their 'Images' page looks like this.
Why that bottom right image features a stripper sliding down a stripper pole might be intended to poke fun at the fact that Google Toilet paper is produced with 100% virgin pulp.
Mashable actually ran a 'Google Toilet' paper post as the top story on their social media page on January 8. Must have been a slow news day for social networkers.
So, if you want to optimize your wipe, I guess Google has it hands down over the competition. While Bing spent more than a $100 million on an advertising campaign this past year, in the search engine race for dominance would anyone have guessed that Google would eventually lead the pack by wiping up the rear?
Just to double check, I reviewed the 260+ products in Google's portfolio, but (no pun intended) it appears there were no surprise partnership deals with the Vietnamese.
It is a comforting thought however, that as much as we tell the world we can't live without the Big G, now we actually have the paper to prove it.