Did you know…

  • The sentence: “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” uses every letter of the alphabet.
  • The first computer “bug” was a real bug.
  • In 1947, engineers found a moth in Panel F, Relay #70 of the Harvard Mark 1 system. The computer was running a test of its multiplier and adder when the engineers noticed something was wrong. The moth was trapped, removed and taped into the computer’s logbook with the words: “first actual case of a bug being found.”
  • One of every 8 married couples in the US last year met online.
  • For every ‘normal’ webpage, there are five porn pages. (no I don’t know this from personal experience, jokers..)
  • The first hard drive available for the Apple II had a capacity of only 5 megabytes.
  • Originally, Nintendo was a playing card manufacturer.
  • Another name for a Microsoft Windows tutorial is ‘Crash Course’! (hahahahahaha)
  • The day after Internet Explorer 4 was released, a few Microsoft employees left a 10 by 12-foot Internet Explorer logo on Netscape’s front lawn with a message that said “We love you” at the height of the browser wars in the late 90s.
  • The first ever video that was uploaded on Youtube is by Jawed Karim (one of youtube founders) titled “Me at zoo” on April 23rd, 2005. This video is all of 18 seconds long. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNQXAC9IVRw)
  • 1,693,000 terabytes of information are produced and stored per year.
  • It could take more than the age of universe to crack a 128 bit SSL encrypted message.
  • 80% of all pictures on the internet are of naked women (again… noooooo..!)
  • The average 21 year old has spent 5,000 hours playing video games, has exchanged 250,000 e-mails, instant and text messages and has spent 10,000 hours on the mobile phone.

Well… Did you? ;-)


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