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Technology Facts

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Attics were invented in Attica.
E-mail has been around longer than the World Wide Web.
The average computer user blinks 7 times a minute, less than half the normal rate of 20.
The first domain name ever registered was Symbolics.com.
First four countries to have television: England, the U.S., the U.S.S.R., and Brazil.
The IRS processes more than 2 billion pieces of paper each year.
For every 'normal' webpage, there are five porn pages.
The life boat was patented in 1845!
A car operates at maximum economy, gas-wise, at speeds between 25 and 35 miles per hour.
Bill Gates' house was designed using a Macintosh computer.
Energy is being wasted if a toaster is left plugged in after use.
More steel in the United States is used to make bottle caps than to manufacture automobile bodies.
The ball on top of a flagpole is called a 'truck'.
The first hard drive available for the Apple II had a capacity of only 5 megabytes.
To have your picture taken by the very first camera you would have had to sit still for 8 hours!
Domain names are being registered at a rate of more than one million names every month.
The first computer mouse was invented by Doug Engelbart in around 1964 and was made of wood.
Henry Ford produced the model T only in black because the black paint available at the time was the fastest to dry.
The normal static electricty shock that zaps your finger when you touch a doorknob is usually between 10,000 and 30,000 volts!
Contrary to popular belief, putting sugar in a car's gas tank will NOT ruin its engine.
The first banner advertising was used in 1994.
A Citreon 2CV with an oil leak once travelled 500 miles through Italy after its gearbox was filled with bananas!
Any modern jet is capable of breaking the sound barrier.
If a car is travelling at 55 miles per hour it will travel 56 feet before the driver can shift his foot from the accelerator to the brake.
MySpace reports over 110 million registered users; Were it a country, it would be the tenth largest, just behind Mexico.
The average car produces a pound of pollution every 25 miles!
The oil used by jewelers to lubricate clocks and watches costs about $3,000 a gallon.
Whale oil was used in automobile transmissions as late as 1973.
In 1998, Sony accidently sold 700,000 camcorders that had the technology to see through people's clothes.
The Queen Mary - the grandest vessel of her day - had many of her vital components made by car manufacturer Skoda!
Castor oil is used as a lubricant in jet planes.
The first alarm clock could only ring at 4 a.m.
By the year 2012 there will be approximately 17 billion devices connected to the Internet.
In the 1980s, an IBM computer wasn't considered 100 percent compatible unless it could run Microsoft Flight Simulator*.
The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
The United States produces enough plastic film annually to cover the entire state of Texas.
It would take twenty new mid-size cars to generate the same amount of pollution that a mid-size 1960's car did.
There are approximately 1.06 billion instant messaging accounts worldwide.
80% of all pictures on the internet are of naked women
Kleenex tissues were originally used as filters in gas masks.
Thomas Alva Edison patented almost 1,300 inventions in his lifetime!
A fully loaded supertanker traveling at normal speed takes a least twenty minutes to stop.
One of every 8 married couples in the US last year met online.
While it took the radio 38 years, and the television a short 13 years, it took the World Wide Web only 4 years to reach 50 million users.
It takes six months to build a Rolls Royce...and 13 hours to build a Toyota.
There are approximately 1,319,872,109 people on the Internet.
Jumbo jets use 4,000 gallons of fuel to take off.
There are only 14 blimps in the world.
In the early 1960's, Porsche commercially manufactured farm tractors.
The world's first computer, called the Z1, was invented by Konrad Zuse in 1936; His next invention, the Z2 was finished in 1939 and was the first fully functioning electro-mechanical computer.
Another name for a Microsoft Windows tutorial is 'Crash Course'!
The average 21 year old has spent 5,000 hours playing video games, has exchanged 250,000 e-mails, instant and text messages and has spent 10,000 hours on the mobile phone.
About 39,000 gallons of water are used to produce the average car!
Technically speaking, crystal glass is actually a Liquid that flows very slowly.
A toaster uses almost half as much energy as a full-sized oven.
Originally, Nintendo was a playing card manufacturer.
An airplane mechanic invented Slinky while he was playing with engine parts and realized the possible secondary use for the springs.
The American Automobile Association was founded for the sole purpose of warning motorists of police speed traps!
Car airbags kill 1 person for every 22 lives that they save.
The electric chair was invented by a dentist!
A small airplane can fly backwards.
Originally, BMW was an airplane engine manufacturer.
Windmills always turn anti-clockwise; Except for the windmills in Ireland!

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