40+ Interesting Computer Facts That Would Amuse You: Hello Friends!! It has been a long time since I have written my last blog. So, here I am with another interesting article. But, this time.. the topic is quite unusual from my previous genres. Frankly speaking!! I was feeling monotonous of writing on topics like Android, Windows, Software, Tips & Tricks, games and How to Guides. Therefore, I thought of drawing my fingers into typing on a varied topic i.e. Some interesting facts about computers. Here are 40+ interesting Computer Facts that would amuse you. 😉
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#1 – #10 Interesting Computer Facts:
#1. The word “Computer” was first recorded as being used in 1613 to describe a human who performed fast calculations or computations.
#2. Some people believe that “Computer” is an acronym for “Common Operating Machine Particularly Used for Technical, Entertainment and Research”. While it is a false myth as the word “Computer” stems from the verb “to compute” which means to calculate.
#3. The first personal computer is considered by many to be the KENBAK-1, which was first introduced for $750 in 1971.
#4. The IBM 5100 is the first portable computer (Laptop), which was released on September 1975.
#5. Doug Engelbart, invented the first computer mouse in the year 1964, which was made of wood!!
#6. E-mail was developed much before internet was developed.
#7. It is believed that the first computer virus, released in the world, was a boot sector virus, which was created in the year 1986 by Farooq Alvi brothers. It was designed by them to protect their research work.
#8. A commercial version of ARPANET known as Telenet was introduced in 1974 and considered to be the first Internet Service Provider (ISP).
#9. In 1990, Tim Berners-Lee develops HTML, which made a huge contribution to how we navigate and view the Internet today.
#10. Amongst the most interesting computer facts, the first Apple computer which was built by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, was made by using parts they got for free from their employers. They were made to scrounge spare parts from work.
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#11 – #20 Interesting facts about Computer:
#11. TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard of a Computer.
#12. The group of 12 engineers who designed the IBM PC were called ‘The Dirty Dozen’.
#13. A normal human being blinks 20 times a minute, whereas, a computer user blinks only 7 times a minute!
#14. Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft was a college drop out. Bill Gates is also one of the richest person of the world.
#15. ‘ShenMue’ is the most expensive game ever to be made. It was developed for Sega Dreamcast, and was priced at $20 million.
#16. In 1988, when the American Internet was paralyzed by a computer virus, quick thinker Pål Spiller saved the Norwegian Internet by literally pulling the plug
#17. U.S. chose 00000000 as the password for its computer controls of nuclear tipped missiles for eight years.
#18. A computer as powerful as the human brain would be able to perform about 38 thousand trillion operations per second and hold about 3,584 terabytes of memory.
#19. MIT has developed a computer software that can identify and distinguish a real smile from a smile of frustration.
#20. On a Qwerty keypad, Alaska is the only state that can be typed using one row of keys.
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#21 – #30 Interesting Computer Facts:
#21. On one of the world’s most popular shopping websites, eBay, there are transactions of approx. $680 per second.
#22. Amazon is a printed book seller company, that now sells more eBooks than printed books.
#23. Over 110 million users are registered on MySpace. If MySpace was a country, it would be tenth largest in the world, while Facebook would be third largest with over a billion users.
#24. Out of the 1.8 billion Internet users, only 450 million can speak English.
#25. In 2011, one out of every eight married couples had met online.
#26. HP, Google, Microsoft, and Apple have one thing in common. All of them were started in garages.
#27. Symbolics.com was the first ever domain name to be registered.
#28. 40-55% of all Wikipedia vandalism is caught by a single computer program with 90% accuracy.
#29. Sweden is a country with the highest percentage of internet users (75 per cent).
#30. The most famous social-networking website, Facebook, is primarily blue because Mark Zuckerberg suffers red-green color blindness.
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#31 – #40 Interesting Computer Facts That Would Amuse You:
#31. CAPTCHA is an acronym for “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart”.
#32. Only 8% of the world’s currency is physical money, the rest only exists on computers.
#33. Domain names are being registered at a rate of more than one million names every month.
#34. About 70% virus writers are actually employed by various organizations under a contract.
#35. Interface Manager! That’s what Windows was originally named.
#36. Of all the pictures available over the Internet, 80 percent of these pictures are of naked women.
#37. A computer is an electronic device used to carry arithmetic and logical operations.
#38. There are about five porn pages for every ‘normal’ webpage which means 5 out of every 6 internet pages are porn related.
#39. Google is the largest search engine.
#40. A man reading these facts would still be wondering about Fact #36. and Fact #38. and consider them as the best facts in this list. 😛 Also, the man with good realization would find that facts #37. and #38. are useless facts. 😉
#41. A normal person with no depression would be smiling after reading the Fact #40. 😛 If not, then you are not at your normal behavior and need to consult a psychiatrist. 😛
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