14 most Interesting facts – Part I

1. Only about 10% of the world’s currency is physical money, the rest only exists on computers.

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2. TYPEWRITER is the longest word that you can write using the letters only on one row of the keyboard of your computer.

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3. Doug Engelbart invented the first computer mouse in around 1964 which was made of wood.

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4. There are more than 5000 new computer viruses are released every month.

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5. Around 50% of all Wikipedia vandalism is caught by a single computer program with more than 90% accuracy.

6. If there was a computer as powerful as the human brain, it would be able to do 38 thousand trillion operations per second and hold more than 3580 terabytes of memory.

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

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8. Approximately 70% of virus writers are said to work under contract for organized crime syndicates.

9. HP, Microsoft and Apple have one very interesting thing in common – they were all started in a garage.

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10. The house where Bill Gates lives, was designed using a Macintosh computer.

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11. The first ever hard disk drive was made in 1979, and could hold only 5MB of data.

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12. The first 1GB hard disk drive (the IBM 3380) was announced in 1980 which weighed about 550 pounds (about 250 kg), and had a price tag of $40,000.

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13. It has been 40 years since the world’s first mobile phone call successfully took place.

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

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