The Most Curious Facts About Technology!
In the past century, people have made incredible technological advancements. With the help of technology, we now have access to amazing resources and technologies that make life incredibly convenient. It has become difficult for many to keep up with the rate of inventions because new discoveries in the technical field occur so frequently.
Even while the tales behind these technological marvels are fascinating, they are even more so today. The following list of ten fascinating little-known facts about the technology that we all use practically daily will astound you.
Some Interesting and Unexpected Facts in Tech World
The ever-evolving and expanding technology give us the future we've always wanted.
But how did we arrive at this? Where will it go after that?
Did you know that you could use Facebook to get money by reporting bugs? Do you understand what "Firefox" really means? Or what proportion of global currency is digital? Find the answers below!
- The Firefox logo isn't a fox. It's actually a red panda.
- Motorola produced the first handheld mobile phone (on April 3, 1973) and their first phone call was to their rival (AT&T).
- Before Nokia sold mobile phones, they manufactured a range of other items, such as; toilet paper, tires, computers, and other electronics.
- More people have mobile phones than toilets. Out of the 7.7 billion people in the world, more than 6 billion people have access to a mobile phone compared to only 4.5 billion people who have access to a working toilet.
- Samsung is 38 years and 1 month older than Apple. Samsung was founded as a grocery store on March 1, 1938, by Lee Byung-Chull. Apple Founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak created Apple Computer Inc. on April 1, 1976.
- In every advertisement for an Apple iPhone, the time will be set as 9:41. This is the time that Steve Jobs announced the very first iPhone in 2007.
- “Android” is gender-specific. The word “Android” literally means a human with a male robot appearance. The female equivalent of this word is a “Gynoid.”
- There are approx. 3.5 billion Google searches per day. And 7.2% of this traffic comes from people searching the term "Google".
- 97% of what people type in words on Google is just to see if they spelled it right.
- 35% of the internet uses WordPress. As of 2020, over 455 million websites use WordPress as their CMS. Meaning that the WordPress market share is 35% of all websites in the world!
- Over 90% of the world's currency is digital. Between credit cards, debit cards, online purchases, and cryptocurrency, only 8% of global currency is physical money.
- Digital tech is good for the environment. It is estimated that digital technology could reduce global carbon emissions by 20% by 2030.
- Google uses the same amount of energy as 200,000 homes. That accounts for about 0.013% of the entire world’s energy use.
Social Media Interesting and Unexpected Facts
- YouTube.com was registered on February 14th, 2005 (Valentine’s day) with the purpose of being a video-dating site. It was designed as a way for people to upload videos of themselves talking about the partner of their dreams. But after some time when no one was uploading their videos, YouTube changed to allow uploading any kind of video.
- “Baby Shark Dance” by Pinkfong Baby Shark - Kids' Songs & Stories is the most-viewed video on YouTube, with 11 billion views.
- Even though 5% seems like a low number, it is the most engaged type of video on YouTube. They count for 20% of YouTube’s total views!
- 350,000 tweets are sent per minute. Every second, on average, around 6,000 tweets are tweeted on Twitter, which corresponds to over 350,000 tweets sent per minute, 500 million tweets per day, and around 200 billion tweets per year.
- Over 500 hours of YouTube are uploaded every minute. As of May 2019, more than 500 hours of video were uploaded to YouTube every minute. It equates to approximately 30,000 hours of newly uploaded content per hour.
- Mark Zuckerberg is red-green colorblind, which means the color he can see best is blue. It is why the color blue dominates the Facebook website and mobile app.
- If you find a security bug in Facebook’s code, they are willing to pay $500 for you to tell them about it! The largest bounty ever reported to Facebook received $50,000.
The First Appearance
- The first photo, simply titled, “View from the Window at Le Gras,” is said to be the world’s earliest surviving photograph, taken between 1826 and 1827 by Nicéphore Niépce. Due to technical limitations, it took 8 hours to expose.
- The first television broadcast was done in 1925 with a greyscale image in a 30-line vertically scanned format, at five pictures per second.
- Google’s first tweet was in 2009, and it was gibberish to most. Translated from binary to English, it reads, “I’m feeling lucky”.
- The first computer mouse was made from wood (1964, Doug Engelbart).
- The first webpage is still running. In 1991, Tim Berners-Lee was working on developing the World Wide Web. That page is still up and functioning at info.cern.ch.
As mentioned earlier, technology is evolving every year. Its appearance has made our life easier and simplified a job. We hope that the facts we have chosen are interesting and curious to you. If so, don't forget to subscribe to our Instagram and read our blog regularly. Thanks for your attention. Moldova ULS wishes you a nice day!
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