16 Weird Facts about Technology that might Surprise You


  1.      Nokia was founded in 1865 and its primary business was manufacturing paper.
  2.      The most expensive number ever sold was a mobile phone number, 666-6666, which was put up for auction and sold for $2.7 million!
  3.      Around 20% of all YouTube videos are music-related.
  4.      Spending 1 hour a day on Social Media reduces the probability of a child being completely happy with their life by 14%.
  5.      All the letter combinations from aaa.com to zzz.com have already been registered.
  6.      On eBay, there is an average of $680 worth of transactions every second.
  7.      Amazon now sells more eBooks than it does printed books!
  8.      There are over 35 billion Google searches every month.                                                                                                                                                                                   (Also read:   20 Interesting and Amazing Facts about Google)    
                                                                                                                                                    
  9.      In 1999, PayPal was voted as one of the top ten worst business ideas.
  10.      The first alarm clock could only ring at 4 a.m.
  11.      The average age of gamers in the United States is 35.
  12.      When signing up to iTunes, if you accept their Terms & Conditions, you agree to not use it to make nuclear weapons.
  13.      Bill Gates's house was designed using a Macintosh Computer.
  14.      The first-ever VCR (Video Camera Recorder), which was made in 1956, was the size of a piano!
  15.      In general, people tend to read as much as 10% slower from a screen than from paper.
  16.      Although GPS is free for the world to use, it costs $2 million per day to operate. The money comes from American tax revenue.


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