13 Weird Technology Facts

We’ve become so absorbed in some of the technology that we use; we often forget were some of the things we rely on originated some of the history behind it and the weird facts that make us so dependent on it. When it comes to our technology, here are some of the weird things we don’t always thing about when we use it.

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Weird facts about technology:

  • It’s impossible for your computer to be infected by a virus, just from opening an email message.
  • 70% of virus writers actually work under a contract for an organization.
  • Bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and
  • laser printers were all invented by women.
  • Leonardo DA Vinci invented the scissors.
  • Close to 60% of the radiation that comes from a mobile phone goes directly to the users head.
  • The web, not indexed by search engines is said to be 500 times bigger than the current size of the indexed web.
  • The original URL for Yahoo was was http://akebono.stanford.edu/
  • The name of the search engine Alta Vista came into existence when the word Vista was misinterpreted as “Alta Vista” on a white board.
  • Up until the 14th of September, 1995, domain registration was free.
  • The average person receives around 30 emails a day, 3 of these being spam.
  • Billions of hours are wasted online, spent, waiting for content to download.
  • The first “modern” computer was built in 1941 by Konrad Zuse in World War 2. He looked to funding from the Germans but was denied because they did not expect the war to last beyond Christmas.

Do you have more weird technology facts to share with us? Do share it via comments.

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COMMENTs ( 19 )

  1. shashank says

    First of all glad to see techie things coming on SML…!
    Second i didnt know abt yahoo original domain.. [ that akebono’s link didnt open sadly:( ]
    it was new for me!
    thanks Peter :)

  2. Rahul @ MazaKaro says

    haha i didnt know laser printer was invented by a women , weird isnt it ? hah
    and about the last one , it is really correct , you know germans these days have mad a special event , about computers, as a ” message ” for americans who said “we inveted computers” , which is obviously wrong !!!
    about the rest , that is great , we all know technology is getting weirder evry day loll just be carful from spamss :))))

  3. Kunal says

    I liked all the facts. Interesting one. Specially the most talked one “free domain until 1995”. We all bloggers would love that.

  4. Thewebtricks says

    free domain names,that cool and everyone should have clicked on the akebono’s link but it didn’t opens up.

  5. Athul @ Juniorhero says

    Hey Domain Registrations free, WOW cool! Lucky guys…. It would be better if I was born before 1995….. atleast I would have registered heaps of domains for 10 years

    • Peter J says

      Yeah, I’m amazed that at the time there weren’t a lot of people going around and doing bulk registrations on absolutely everything.

  6. Sathish @ TechieMania says

    Wat? Until 1995, Domain registration were free. Well, I would prefer to live in that age now. BTW thanks for this weird stuffs mate.