• On 1st April 2005, NASA pulled a prank telling the world that they had found water on Mars.
  • The radio took 38 years to reach a market audience of 50 million. The television took 13 years and the iPod only took 3 years to reach a market audience of 50 million.
  • Using a hands-free device to talk on the phone while driving is shown to be equally or more dangerous than driving drunk.
  • If you were to have your picture taken by the very first camera, you’d need to sit still for 8 hours.
  • A dentist named Alfred Southwick invented the electric chair.
  • The creators of the PNG file format wanted it to be pronounced as ‘ping’.
  • Credit card EMV chip technology has been around since 1986. It was first implemented in France, with Germany following shortly after.
  • Alaska is the only state in America that can be typed on one row of a traditional English QWERTY keyboard.
  • The Apple II had a hard drive of only 5 megabytes when it was launched in June 1977.
  • Q33 was the first plane to hit during 9/11 in 2001, when you type in Q33 in Microsoft’s Wingding’s font, a very sinister thing appears; Q33
  • In general, people tend to read as much as 10% slower from a screen than from paper.
  • 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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