In a fun feature, Business Insider logs Google's 10 weirdest investments. These include wind farms for $40M, Shweeb, a $1M human-powered monorail and a prototype for a new solar panel technology.
With Larry Page back at the helm of the company, Google is likely to continue making these type of weird and wonderful investments.
"What does all this have to do with payments?", you may ask. Nothing, really. But, as we watch Google enabling NFC on Android and investing in payment pilots in New York and San Francisco, it is worth keeping in mind that the company has a history of making ambitious and visionary investments without executing.