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25 Interesting Facts About Technology

25 Interesting Facts About Technology

Did you know that about 86% of people try to plug their USB devices upside down? Haha! or that in general, people tend to read as much as 10% slower from a screen than from paper? Go through our facts and learn something new today.

Here are 25 interesting facts about technology:

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  1. The word robot comes from the Czech “robota“. This translates into forced labor, or work.
  2. The average computer user blinks seven times a minute, the normal rate is twenty times per minute.
  3. On an average work day, a typist’s fingers travel about 12.6 miles.
  4. The radio took 38 years to reach a market audience of 50 million. The television took 13 years and the iPod only took 3 years to reach a market audience of 50 million.
  5. Using a hands-free device to talk on the phone while driving is shown to be equally or more dangerous than driving drunk.
  6. Spending 1 hour a day on Social Media reduces the probability of a child being completely happy with their life by 14%.
  7. Someone on Twitter who has a million or more followers is known as a “Twillionaire”.
  8. If you find a security bug in Facebook’s code, they are willing to pay from $500 for you to tell them about it!
  9. Facebook has a blue color scheme because the creator, Mark Zuckerberg cannot see the colors red & green.
  10. Originally, the design for the first iPhone was literally the shape of an apple.
  11. 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!
  12. Technophobia is the fear of technology.
  13. Nokia was founded in 1865 and its primary business was manufacturing paper. Nokia’s first mobile phones were released in the 1980’s.
  14. Using your phone while it is on charge can damage the battery; this is why the leads for the chargers are so short.
  15. The word “Android” means a human with a male robot appearance.
  16. There are over 35 billion Google searches every month.
  17. 97% of people type in random words on Google, just to see if they spelled it right.
  18. In 1984, the number of internet devices reached 1,000. By 1992, it reached 1 million, and in 2008, the number of internet devices reached 1 billion.
  19. Amazon now sells more eBooks than it does printed books.
  20. All the letter combinations from to have already been registered.
  21. Anthony Greco was the first man ever arrested for sending spam messages in 2005.
  22. The very first domain name registered was, on the 15th March, 1985.
  23. When Snapchat launched in 2011, it was named Picaboo, but in 2012, it was renamed to Snap chat.
  24. Surgeons who grew up playing video games make 37% fewer mistakes.
  25. The first alarm clock could only ring at 4 a.m.


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