34 Facts about the Computer that everybody should know

Do you know who is called the “mother of the computer”? Today we are going to talk about such types of computer facts. You will enjoy it after reading these facts about the computer.

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So let’s begin…

1. Everybody knows that Charles Babes is called “Father of Computer” but do you know who is the mother of the computer? Ada Lovelace is called the “Mother of Computer.”

2. The total weight of the world’s first electronic computer ENIAC was 30 tons. And to keep it, the 1800 Square Feet area was needed.

3. The first personal computer “Simon” was created by Berkeley Enterprises. It was sold for a price of $300 in 1950.

4. In Chinese, the word for computer literally translates to an ‘electric brain’.

5. IBM 5120, the heaviest and largest computer ever made which was weighed around 105 pounds without the floppy drive of 130 pounds.

6. The world’s most powerful supercomputer (Summit) is in America.

7. The first computer mouse was made of wood (invented by Doug Engelbart).

8. Bill Gates’ house was designed using a Macintosh computer.

9. Your smartphone is more powerful than the computer used by NASA during the Apollo mission.

10. The first computer bug was caused by an actual bug inside a computer.

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11. Computers were called as nothing else, but “Electronic Brains” in the 1950s.

12. The first Google computer storage was built with legos (the toy building bricks).

13. The first Apple Computer logo depicts Isaac Newton under an apple tree.

14. Only 8% of the world’s currency is physical money. 92% of the currency exists on computers.

15. The average Computer User blinks 7 times a minute, which is less than half the normal rate of blinks 20.

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16. Apple’s first computer sold by Apple was the price of 666.66 USD. Which is said to be the number of devils.

17. A group of 12 engineers designed IBM PC and they were called “The Dirty Dozen”.

18. In 1936 Russia built a computer that ran on water.

19. The world’s first 1 GB disk was invented in 1980. It was weighed 550 pounds(about 250 kg) and had a price of $40,000.

20. The first 8-inch floppy disk had a storage capacity of about 80 kilobytes.

21. The QWERTY layout was designed to slow your typing speed so that the old typewriter would not get stuck.

22. The password for the computer controls of nuclear-tipped missiles of the U.S was 00000000 for eight years.

23. The US Federal Register (for a secure e-mail) is still using floppy disks sent by courier.

24. No human has won a tournament standard chess game against a high spec computer since 2005.

25. The original name of Windows was Interface Manager.

26. Computer Keyboards can carry more than 200 times as many bacteria as a toilet seat.

27. In the tech world, November 30th is known as “Computer Security Day.”

28. If the human brain were a computer, it could perform 38 thousand trillion operations per second.

29. The name of the first microprocessor was “4004”, it was developed by Intel.

30. No human has won a tournament standard chess game against a high spec computer since 2005.

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31. “Mouse potato” is someone who spends a lot of time on a computer.

32. There are more than 6000 new computer viruses are released every month.

33. The SIM card in your cell phone is basically like a tiny computer. it has a built-in CPU, ROM, and RAM.

34. The first-ever hard disk drive was made in 1979. It had the capacity of only 5MB of data.

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