Hey guys, trust you all are doing fine. It’s a new season and I thought I should wish you all a prosperous year ahead.
So some of you are probably thinking what the heck we meant by “facts about technology that’s gonna make your mouth wide open.”
Well, the thing is we at Techy Tyrants love technology and we want to make it fun and easy for everyone, especially the Tyrant Moguls(our unique & distinguished readers) and as technology geeks we collected some cool and interesting facts about technology we are sure will surprise and most definitely insight you. That’s why we’ve decided to share it with the world, and that includes you.
So to help us continue to deliver to you on almost a daily basis, we’ve sent out some couple of mails and have asked some of the top tech influencers in the industry, who have accepted to dish out those facts to us. (You might want to subscribe to our mailing list or RSS feed to keep yourself posted).
Also, you are more than welcome to share a fact of your own which will be included in the next episode of “facts about technology”. You can easily share it with us in the comment section of our blog.
Note that facts with high votes would win the commenter the chance to speak to our readers(Tyrant Moguls), that is, you will be given the chance to write a guest post here and also you will get two premium wordpress themes as a gift of participating.
“Facts are to the mind what food is to the body. On the due digestion of the former depend the strength and wisdom of the one, just as vigor and health depend on the other. The wisest in council, the ablest in debate, and the most agreeable companion in the commerce of human life, is that man who has assimilated to his understanding the greatest number of facts.”
– Edmund Burke
So let’s start the party or what do you think? Amazing Facts About Technology!
Fact #1. The average computer users blink 7 times a minute, less than half the normal rate of 20.
Fact #2. Email has been around way longer than the world wide web.
Fact #3. Bill Gates house was designed using Macintosh Computer.
Fact #4. The 1st patent on the automatic popup toaster was in 1919.
Fact #5. The coat hanger was invented by Thomas Jefferson.
Fact #6. If you’ve ever wondered how fast the earth orbits through space, we travel at an average of about 67,000 miles per hour every day and night on earth.
Fact #7. The international space station is traveling at an astonishing 17,500 miles per hour.
Fact #8. Contrary to popular belief, there are not fourteen blimps in the world. As at the time of writing this post on January 21 2014, the world has about forty three(43) operating blimps.
Fact #9. The well known credit card company Mastercard was at first called Master Charge.
Fact #10. The Apple II had a hard drive of only 5 megabytes when it was launched.
Fact #11. A dentist is the inventor of the electric chair.
Fact #12. 220 million tons of old computers and other technological hardware are trashed in the United States each year.
Fact #13. According to Moore’s Law, microchips double in power every 18 to 24 months.
Fact #14. One third of the world population has never made a telephone call.
Fact #15. The circumference of the earth is about 25,000 miles. Its surface area is about 200,000,000 square miles and it weighs 6,588,000,000,000,000,000,000 tons.
Fact #16. The Ericsson Company first produced cellular phones in 1979.
Fact #17. The first Computer mouse was introduced in 1964 by Douglas
Engelbart at the Fall Joint Computer
Expo in San Francisco. It was actually made of wood.
Fact #18. As far as I Know, 1, 093 inventions were patented by Thomas Edison during his entire lifetime. And it is said that no one has yet matched that record.
Fact #19. Have you ever wondered who Apple used to replace Steve Jobs? Well, After the death of Steve Jobs on October 5th 2011, Apple Inc. appointed Arther Levinson it’s non-executive chairman.
Fact #20. The match was invented after the cigarette lighter.
Bonus Facts About Technology
Fact #21. The top visited websites as of January 15 – 2014, including affiliated sites, were Google, Youtube, Facebook, Yahoo, Amazon, Wikipedia, MSN, Bing, EBay, Twitter, WordPress, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Ask, and Pintrest.com.
Fact #22. Did you know that the original URL of Yahoo! was http://akebono.stanford.edu/ ?
Fact #23. TechyTyrants.com was created on January 20th 2014.
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