There are some fun facts about technology in our collection of technology facts. Headphones invented in the kitchen, iPhone more expensive in Brazil, Nasa prank, ink is more expensive, Nokia’s first products, many such fun facts we will know today.
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So let’s begin the fun facts about technology…
1. The first pair of headphones was invented in the kitchen.
What do you think, where were the first headphones invented? In 1910, Nathaniel Baldwin invented the first pair of headphones in the kitchen. The headphones originated from the telephone receiver earpiece. Headphones were the only way to listen to electrical audio signals when amplifiers did not exist.
2. I Love You is a virus which is one of the most virus computer viruses.
I love you is a word used in love. But there is also a virus with this name that has attacked more than ten million windows of computers after 5 May 2000. ILOVEYOU virus is among the top 5 most destructive viruses in the world.
3. Initially, youtube was a video-dating site.
YouTube is the world’s second large search engine. But initially, it was a video dating site. There was also a slogan for this website: Tune In, Hook Up, “. Women were also offered to pay $ 20 to upload their own videos to YouTube. But nobody came forward.
4. In Brazil, the iPhone is almost twice as expensive.
iPhones are already expensive and people in Brazil buy it at almost twice the price. When iPhones arrive in Brazil from the United States, the price increases slightly. There are also taxes on the Brazilian government.
5. Android is the creator of Android.
The person who created Android is Andy Rubin. He loved robots more. When he worked at Apple, his colleagues kept his nickname Android after seeing his attachment to this robot. When he created this operating system, he named it “Android” on his own nickname.
6. Android users tap their smartphone 2,617 times a day.
According to a study by Dscout’s research, the typical cellphone user touches 2,617 times every day. But these are just average touches. The study found that 10% of cellphone users touch their phones more than 5,400 times a day.
7. The Pac-man character is the image of a pizza.
If you look at Pacman carefully then you will know that Pac-man character is the image of a pizza with a slice removed. In other words, Pacman is inspired by Pizza. Pac-Man is a maze arcade game. It was developed by Namco in 1980.
8. In 1936 Russia built a computer that ran on water.
In 1936 Russia built a computer that ran on water. Its called Water integrator. The water integrator was an early analog computer built by Vladimir Lukyanov in 1936 in the Soviet Union. It used to solve partial differential equations. It is now found in the Polytechnic Museum of Moscow.
9. NASA pulled a prank telling to world that they had found water on Mars.
On 1st April 2005, NASA pulled a prank telling to world that they had found water on Mars. This shows that jokes can happen in every field, even if it is in the field of science.
10. Every Apple iPhone ad displays the same time as 9:41 AM.
This is the same morning time when Steve Jobs announced the first iPhone in 2007. About 42 minutes into his announcement, he said, “Today Apple is going to reinvent the phone.” And a picture of the iPhone, displaying a time of 9:42, popped up on the screen behind it.
11. Nokia’s primary business was manufacturing paper.
Nokia was founded in 1865 and its primary business was manufacturing pulp and paper. When the Nokia Company started, it was not a very large manufacturing company. It used to produce using natural resources.
12. The first computer mouse was made of wood.
Douglas Engelbart invented the first-ever mouse in 1964. This mouse has consisted of a wooden shell, a circuit board, and two metal wheels. This was the first mouse that could fit in a user’s hand.
13. There is a refrigerator that opens when you give a smile.
There is a refrigerator that opens when you give a smile, developed by Sony. The system, called “The Happiness Counter”, naturally aims to encourage smiling in our everyday lives. Researchers at Toyko University have developed a smile-activated refrigerator, which requires users to smile before opening.
14. Printer ink is now more costly than human blood.
Printer ink is now more costly than human blood. A lot of time is required to develop ink technology. The cost of this extensive research and development is then added to the consumer for payment.
15. Once PayPal accidentally credited a man USD 92 quadrillion.
Paypal, an online money transfer company, mistakenly credited a man with $ 92,233,720,368,547,800. This mistake made him the richest man in the world.
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