These are just some funny and interesting facts about computing and its origin.
Funny Computer Facts:
1.Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft was a college drop out.
2.On one of the world's most popular shopping website eBay, there are transactions of approx. $680 per second.
3.There are approx. 6,000 new computer viruses released every month.
4.Of all the pictures available over the internet, 80 percent of these pictures are of naked women.
5.'Crash Course' is another name for Microsoft Windows tutorials.
6.The E-mail is older than the World Wide Web.
7.There are about five porn pages for every 'normal' web-page.
8.Doug Engelbart, invented the first computer mouse in the year 1964 and was made up of wood!
9.One of the world's leading computer and computer peripheral manufacturer Hewlett Packard was first started in a garage at Palo Alto in the year 1939.
10.If you open up the case of the original Macintosh, you will find 47 signatures, which is of each member of Apple's Macintosh division of 1982.
11.Amongst the most interesting computer facts is, when the first Apple computer which was built by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, it was made by using parts they got for free from their employers. They were made to scrounge spare parts from work.
12.If you want to get a computer aquarium, then you must get the Macquariums which are aquariums made from old Macintosh computers.
13.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.
14.The group of 12 engineers who designed IBM PC were called "The Dirty Dozen".
The quintessential command 'Ctrl+Alt+Delete' was written by David Bradley.
Computer Facts For Kids:
15.A normal human being blinks 20 times in a minute, whereas a computer user blinks only 7 times a minute! One of the best interesting computer facts.
16.The house of Bill Gates was designed using a Macintosh computer.
17.Sweden is a country with the highest percentage of Internet users (75%).
18.'Mosaic' was the first popular web browser released in the year 1993.
19.I am sure most of us must have played the game Tetris. Since the time it was created in early eighties, it has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide, which made its creator richer by $8m.
20.Almost all computer users must know how destructive a virus can be. But then, it would be interesting to know that a virus cannot corrupt your PC on its own. It corrupts your system only when you activate it by either downloading infected files from the Internet or by sharing these infected files.
21.Computer circuitry can be destroyed by static electricity, it is so mild for humans that they don't even feel it.
22.The Nvidia GeForce 6800 Ultra chip has maximum numbers of transistors on it, approx. 222 million of them.
23.Konrad Zuse, has the credit of creating world's first computer known as the Z1 in 1936. Three years later in the year 1939, was when the first fully functioning electro-mechanical computer, known as Z2 was developed.
24.'Stewardesses' is the longest word which can be typed with only the left hand.
the Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters
the most commonly used letter in the alphabet is E
the least used letter in the alphabet is Q
if you try to say the alphabet without moving your lips or tongue every letter will sound the same
the sentence "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter in the English alphabet
the word 'rhythm' is the longest word without a vowel
the letter W is the only letter in the alphabet that has 3 syllables (all others have 1)
1 out of every 8 letters written is an e
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