Tech Trivia

Computers are a part of our lives everywhere we go from internet access on our laptops, mobiles and tablets to medical equipment and daily use. Apart from its utility there is a Fun side of computers, here are some fun Trivia nuggets and Fun facts for the same.

  1. 64 billion messages are sent through WhatsApp every day.
  2. One can control the volume of a YouTube video by using the up and down arrows on the keyboard.
  3. Every citizen of Finland has the right to an internet connection.
  4. The origin of the term ‘Wiki‘ comes from the Hawaiian word wikiwiki which means quick or informal.
  5. The United Nations declared the Internet a basic human right in 2011.
  6. Using your phone while it’s charging can damage the battery – This is why the cords for chargers are so short.
  7. Bill Gates and other investors have secured a “doomsday seed vault” that contains Earth’s life in case of apocalypse.
  8. According to IBM, computers will be able to touch, see, hear, taste and smell by the year 2018.
  9. The “@” sign was almost eliminated from the keyboard until it was used to send the first email in 1971.
  10. It would take 1,000,000 human brains to store all of the information that can be found on the internet.
  11. LOL used to mean “Lots of Love” before meaning “Laugh Out Loud” when used on the internet.
  12. Facebook Addiction Disorder” is a new mental disorder identified by Psychologists.
  13. If you search for ‘Google Gravity‘ and press ‘I’m Feeling Lucky’ the page will fall apart.
  14. Laptop computers are 30% more likely to fail than desktop computers simply because they get bumped around a lot more.
  15. The symbol on the “pound” key (#) is called an octothorpe.
  16. The forward slash character on your keyboard is also known as a slant, virgule or solidus
  17. Moore`s Law states that computer performance doubles every 18 to 24 months, and ever since Intel’s 4004 chip in 1971, this has been true.
  18. The term `Hypertext` was coined in 1965 by Ted Nelson who used it to describe the multimedia system he proposed called `Xanadu`.
  19. In 1998, 9.4 billion E-mail messages were sent per day.
  20. An Athlon 600 mhz CPU has 22 million transistors.

 

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