Amazing Facts related to world of Technology

Technology has made our lives easy. Without technology, we can't even imagine our present. It is helping us a lot. But there are some very amazing facts related to the world of technology that I would like to share with you guys. I hope you will love them. Let us begin.

  1. The concept of WiFi was created by Hollywood film star Hedy Lamarr. Her mathematical background and friendship with Composer George Antheil created the very foundation of the WiFi connectivity we use today.
  2. One Bitcoin transaction consumes 3,994 times more energy than a credit card transaction.
  3. Google hired a camel to create a street view in a desert.
  4. Candy Crush has more active monthly users than the entire population of Canada.
  5. Malbolge is the world's toughest programming language invented by Ben Olmstead, the language is named after the eighth circle of hell in Dante’s Inferno. The aim was to create a language that is almost impossible to use.
  6. eBay started as a website providing information about Ebola. The site did not start as an online auction website.
  7. When the keyboard was invented, it had buttons in alphabetical order as a result the typing speed was too fast and the computer used to hang. So, to reduce the speed of a person, qwerty keyboards were invented.
  8. Computation can not be done without generating heat. Rolf Landauer discovered in 1961 that every bit destroyed generates at least ktln2 joules of heat, where k is Boltzmann Constant and T is the absolute temperature.
  9. The original name of Windows was Interface Manager.
  10. Time Magazine named the computer the “Man of the Year” in 1982.
  11. The first computer mouse was invented by Doug Engelbart and it was carved from wood.
  12. Computer programming is currently one of the fastest-growing occupations related to technology.
  13. The Intel i7 processor contains more than 2 billion transistors on a single PCB.
  14. One Google search produces around 0.2 grams of Co2 and hence 200 tons of Co2.
  15. The first search engine was Archie, created by Alan Emtage in 1990.
  16. Google, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and many other popular websites are banned in China.
  17. The internet requires around 50 million Horsepower in electricity to run the whole system.
  18. The first mechanical alarm clock could only ring at 4 a.m. invented by Levi Hutchins in 1787.
  19. Amazon started as a printed bookseller, but now it sells more e-books than printed books.
  20. An average person blinks eyes 20 times a minute but while using computers this number comes down to 7 times a minute.'

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