14 Interesting facts – part III

1. Google uses an estimated 15 billion kWh of electricity per year, most than most countries.


2. Someone is a victim of cybercrime every 10 seconds.


3. In 2012, #Google indexed over 30 trillion web pages i.e., 100 billion queries per month


4. 220 million tons of old computer and other technological hardware are trashed in the United States each year.


5. The very first Apple logo featured Sir Isaac Newton sitting underneath a tree, with an apple about to hit his head


6. Google rents out goats from a company called California Grazing to help cut down the amount of weeds and brush at Google HQ!


7. CD’s, or Compact discs read from the inside to the outside edge, which is the reverse of how records work.


8. The first alarm clock could only ring at 4am.


9. The 30th of November is known as “Computer Security Day“. The first Computer Security Day was in 1988 started by the Association for Computer Security to raise awareness concerning computer security issues.

10. The creators of the PNG (Portable Network Graphics) file format wanted it to be pronounced as ‘ping’

11. Ubuntu is one of the more popular distributions of Linux. The word Ubuntu comes from an African word meaning “I am because of you”.


12. Christopher Sholes invented the QWERTY keyboard in 1868.


13. The Apple Lisa was the first commercial computer with a graphical user interface (GUI) and a mouse. The Apple Lisa was released in June 1983.


14. eBay has about $680 worth of transactions that take place per second.


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