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Life at the Googleplex

"People are pretty creative and wild here," Google co-founder Larry Page once remarked of the company's offices (the so-called Googleplex, outfitted with some 100 lava lamps, foosball tables, pyramids of Trix and Power Bars, and a player piano upon which Eric Clapton's "After Midnight" was often heard during all-nighters). He wasn't kidding. Indeed, Page once made his staff attend a high-level board meeting -- wearing pink wigs.

[In a bid to boost productivity, Page once tried to ban telephones from a Google office building. He reportedly relented after learning that the law required a telephone in the elevator.]

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