Random facts about technology (Part-1)

Every time we know the technology facts related to certain categories. So I thought let’s try something random today. In this blog post, we will read about some random technology facts which are going to be quite funny. Social media, emojis, space, tesla related facts are here.

Read also: 13 Facts about technology that everybody should know.

1. Al Pacino’s Face Was on the Original Facebook Homepage.

Al Pacino's Face Was on the Original Facebook Homepage

Andrew McCollum designed the logo for the largest social media platform. He was a friend and classmate of Mark Zuckerberg. Andrew McCollum created a logo using an image from the Internet. This image was of Al Pacino.

2. The idea for Twitter was actually sketched on a paper.

The idea for Twitter was actually sketched on a paper

The idea for Twitter was actually sketched on paper and was called ‘my.status’. Twitter is a huge platform today. But its design was made on paper not by a computer but by a sketch. This is the same picture made by its founder. Twitter itself has told this by tweeting on September 18, 2018.

3. The IBM company is a merger of three 19th century companies.

The IBM company is a merger of three 19th century companies

IBM is a merger of three 19th century companies—the International Time Recording Company, Tabulating Machine Company and the Computing Scale Company of America.

4. Nintendo used to own “Love Hotels”.

Nintendo used to own Love Hotels

Nintendo, which makes video games, ran the Love Hotel in the 1960s. This hotel used to be for couples. In these hotels, any person could stay overnight but this facility was not available after 10 pm. These love hotels of Nintendo are no more. However, it is still run by many companies.

5. Google street view also has “Sea View”.

Google street view also has Sea View

There is a version of Google Street View that lets you explore the underwater world. Through this, you can roam in the ocean sitting at home and dive also. Another thing is that it requires no diving skills.

6. Blackberry was named so because the keys resembled the fruit.

Blackberry was named so because the keys resembled the fruit

Pager has launched a smartphone called BlackBerry. It is named so because its physical keyboard resembles the small druplets of the BlackBerry fruit.

7. Samsung designed a gold plated TV.

Samsung designed a gold plated TV
Image Source: Engadget.com

Samsung has made a 78-inch TV. It is curved. There is gold on the back of it. As shown in the picture above.

8. An early Apple computer (Mac G4) was based on the design of a sunflower.

An early Apple computer (Mac G4) was based on the design of a sunflower

The iMac G4 was sold from January 2002 to August 2004 by Apple Computer, Inc. It is an all-in-one personal computer. This computer was advertised as having the adjusting capacity of a desk lamp and was also nicknamed “iLamp”.

9. The first electronic calculator had more than 100 buttons.

The first electronic calculator had more than 100 buttons

The first program was a pocket calculator named HP-65 in 1974. It had a capacity of 100 instructions and had a built-in magnetic card reader so that programs could be stored and retrieved later if needed.

10. Abraham Lincoln is the only President to hold a patent.

Abraham Lincoln is the only President to hold a patent

As you may also know, Abraham Lincoln is the 16th President of the United States. Lincoln loved culture very much. Because of this love, he was fascinated to contribute something towards culture. He invented a flotation system to lift riverboats strapped to sandbars. Abraham Lincoln’s patent is a patented invention for lifting boats in a boat and a barrier in a river.

11. A New York teen was arrested just for using two threatening Emojis.

A New York teen was arrested just for using two threatening Emojis

The teenager who was arrested was named Aristy. In a Facebook post, Aristy shared a gun emoji with a police emoji, which is why the police filed a criminal complaint against him. As shown in this image, the gun emoji is pointed at the head of the police emoji. So you should also be alert that you do not make such mistakes.

12. Stanford professor Ron Fedkiw won an Oscar for the science of destroying things.

Stanford professor Ron Fedkiw won an Oscar for the science of destroying things

Ron Fedkiw, a Stanford professor, won an Oscar for the science of destroying things. He developed software that makes the art of destroying things realistic in visual effects. Of course, this software would know the laws of physics and also how to bend anything.

13. Buzz Aldrin Took the First Space Selfie in 1966.

random facts about technology

Taking selfies has become a common practice nowadays, but very few people have luck in taking selfies in space. Even the lucky man is the one who took the selfie in space first. On November 12, 1966, Buzz Aldrin took the first selfie in space. This selfie was taken during the Gemini 12 mission. The funniest fact is that the word selfie was not popular at that time. This fact was told by the 88-year-old Aldrin himself.

14. NASA uses silver to make water reusable in space.

NASA uses silver to make water reusable in space

Water is also necessary to live in space. So there is a need to carry a lot of water before going to space which is not possible. This means that scientists have to recycle and disinfect water to be reused. Therefore NASA uses silver to reuse water. Now the question arises that why can silver be used for anything else. For example, iodine can also be used to keep the water disinfected. The answer is that the silver method is more effective than anything else because if iodine is used more then it can cause the thyroid gland to enlarge. That’s why NASA uses silver to make water reusable in space.

15. “Lights-Out” factories: where robots build robots 24 hours a day. No lights and no humans.

Image Source: enterpriseiotinsights.com

There are factories in Japan where robots are manufactured without any light and human assistance. It is often called a dark factory due to the lack of lights. Robots here are made by robots. These robots work 24 hours a day and can manufacture for 30 days without any break.

16. Tesla has open patents so that other companies copy and make more electric cars.

random facts about technology

Tesla company is the only company that has proved to the world that electronic cars can be beautiful as well as durable. In a blog post, the company’s CEO Elon Musk says that Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone using its technology in good faith. You read this post on Tesla’s website. They believe that electric cars should be used on more scale. Many companies have taken their patents, including Twitter and Google.

Read more: Top 10 weird but true facts about the technology.

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