some of mind-blowing facts related to technology

By | 14th February 2017
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  • Amazon.com was previously known as Cadabra.com, originally was a printed book seller company, now it sells more e-books than printed books.

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  • Doug Engelbart had made the first computer mouse in 1964, and it was made out of hard wooden shell and two clunky metal wheels.

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  • Someone on Twitter who has a million or more followers is known as a “Twillionaire”.

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  • The most expensive number ever sold was a mobile phone number, 666-6666, which was put up for auction and sold for $2.7 million.

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  • Google handles an estimated 1 billion search queries each and every day, releasing almost 200 tons of CO2 per day.

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  • Mosaic was the first popular web browser which was released in 1993.

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  • Symbolics.com is the first and oldest registered domain name, was originally registered on March 15, 1985, out of approximately 275,000,000 domain names in existence.

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  • The Apple Lisa ( Local Integrated System Architecture ) was the first commercial computer with a graphical user interface (GUI) and a mouse introduced on January 19, 1983 named after Steve Jobs first daughter Lisa Nicole Brennan.

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  • Google rents out goats from a company called California Grazing to help cut down the amount of weeds and brush at Google HQ.

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  • The first ever VCR, Ampex VRX-1000 which was made in 1956, was the size of a piano.

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  • On an average work day, a typist’s fingers travel about 12.6 miles.

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  • If you was to have your picture taken by the very first camera, you’d need to sit still for 8 hours.

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  • All the letter combinations from aaa.com to zzz.com have already been registered.

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  • For 20 years, the passwords for U.S. nuclear missiles was 00000000.

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  • The first ever Internet Service Provider (ISP) was a company named CompuServe.

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  • Russians made a computer that ran on water in the mid of 1936.

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  • CAPTCHA is used to distinguish computer from human. No computer has got success in solving captcha till date. It stands for “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart”.

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  • IBM Simon is the world’s first so called smartphone.
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  • Nokia was founded in 1865 and its primary business was manufacturing paper, and its first mobile phones were released in the 1980s.
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  • Google’s first ever Tweet on Twitter was in February 2009, and reads ”I’m 01100110 01100101 01100101 01101100 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01101100 01110101 01100011 01101011 01111001 00001010.” Translating from binary into English, this tweet says “I’m feeling lucky.”
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  • WhatsApp is worth more than NASA’s entire Annual budget of around 17 billion dollars.
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  • India has the highest percentage (35.6%) of people using Quora. Quora is top 13 ranked website in India. Source : quora.com Site Overview

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