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13 Weird Technology Facts

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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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  • shashank

    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 :)

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  • Amandeep Singh

    I just cant believe women invented the stuff :P

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  • Rahul @ MazaKaro

    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 :))))

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  • AJEET

    wow cool facts.. share more If i was online in 1995 i would have register sex.com..lols

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  • Shanker Bakshi

    The fact about Yahoo original domain is cool,

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  • Kunal

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

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  • Thewebtricks

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

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  • Junaid

    nice facts…
    technology is running in our every moment but we can’t realize it…

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  • Roy Scribner

    Good stuff, Peter. I like the history behind the term “bugs” too:
    http://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/comphist/objects/bug.htm The first computer bug was a moth! Go figure.

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    • Peter J

      Hahaha, yeah, can’t believe i forgot that one :P Major key in computing history!

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    • AJEET

      good share…really funny how it was started bug…

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  • Akshay

    nice facts :) learned new things today

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  • Athul @ Juniorhero

    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

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    • Peter J

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

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  • Nipon Bharali

    “laser printers were all invented by women.”This is very interresting

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  • Prabal

    Great Article. :)
    Specially 14th of September 1995, domain registration was free. Wish I was there. :P

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    • Peter J

      Who doesn’t – and all the top names would have been free at the time :D

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  • Sathish @ TechieMania

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

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    • Peter J

      It would save heaps of money, don’t know why we do pay for them anyway

      Reply

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