40+ Amazing And Interesting Computer Facts

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

40+ Amazing And Interesting Computer Facts

Posted by Rahul Gupta
Computers have become an essential part of our lifestyle. We all are aware about this awesome machine. Most of the youth generation is interested in using personal computers or laptops. And you would be surely interested in knowing awesome amazing and interesting fun facts about computers. There are hundreds of facts which you might don't know. And some of the would amaze you completely.
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These facts will be useful for kids as they will produce more interest towards technology in them. We've collected over 40 interesting computer facts in this guide. Check them out below and mention any fact if you're having. If it'll be worth then we will make it live here.

40+ Interesting Fun Facts About Computers

  1. The first computer mouse was made out of wood. It was constructed by Doug Engelbart in 1964.
  2. The average human being blinks 20 times a minute but only 7 times a minute while using a computer.
  3. The engineers were called “The Dirty Dozen” who developed the IBM PC. It was a group of 12 engineers.
  4. The first electro-mechanical computer was developed in 1939.
  5. The first electronic-computer ENIAC weighed more than 27 tons and took up 1800 square feet.
  6. The first hard drive could hold only 5MB of data and it was developed in 1979.
  7. More than 6,000 new computer viruses are released every month.
  8. Interface manager was the original name of windows.
  9. Over 80% of the mails sent daily are Spam.
  10. The first 1GB hard disk drive was announced in 1980 which weighed about 550 pounds. It was rated a price tag of $40,000.
  11. Bill Gates house was designed using a Macintosh computer.
  12. This is really awesome, you might don't know but the password for the computer controls of nuclear tipped missiles of the U.S was 00000000 for eight years.
  13. Only 8% of the world’s currency is physical money, the rest only exists on computers.
  14. By the end of 2012 there were more than 17 billion devices connected to the Internet.
  15. There are 5 out of 6 pages related to porn.
  16. More than 1 million new domains are registered every month.
  17. NVidia GeForce 6800 Ultra video card contains 222 million transistors.
  18. Approximately 20% of whole online viruses is released by organized crime units.
  19. The heaviest desktop computer ever made was IBM 5120. It weighed about 105 pounds which doesn't include the 130 pounds external floppy drive.
  20. The first microprocessor created by Intel was the 4004. Actually it was designed for a calculator.
  21. One of the best fact that I loved the most is that HP, Microsoft and Apple all were started in a garage at first.
  22. Around 70% of virus writers are said to work under contract for organized crime syndicates.
  23. Computer containing power of human brain would be able to calculate 38 thousand trillion operations per second. It would hold more than 3580 terabytes of memory.
  24. TYPEWRITER is the known as the longest word that you can write using the letters only on one row of the keyboard of your computer.
  25. Around 55% of all Wikipedia vandalism is caught by a single computer program with 90% accuracy.
  26. CAPTCHA stands for “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart”.
  27. The first computer bug was a dead moth which was stuck in a Harvard Mark II computer in 1947.
  28. MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) has developed a computer software that can identify and distinguish a real smile from a smile of frustration.
  29. NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) computers were hacked by a 15 year old. It caused 21-day shutdown. Pentagon weapons computers were also hacked by him.
  30. Russians made a computer that ran on water in 1936.
  31. CEO of Pixar, John Lasseter was fired from Disney for promoting computer animation.
  32. Mosaic was the very first popular web browser released in 1993.
  33. Sweden is the top most country with highest percentage (75%) of Internet users.
  34. Around 80% of all the pictures over Internet are of naked woman.
  35. Crash course is an alternative name of Microsoft Windows tutorial.
  36. One out of every 8 married couples in the US last year met online.
  37. In 1994 the very first banner advertising was used.
  38. Symbolics.com was the first domain name ever registered.
  39. There are approximately 1,319,872,109 people on the Internet.
  40. There are approximately 1.06 billion instant messaging accounts worldwide.
  41. Rother J was the first computer virus to come into sight “in the wild” that is, outside the single computer or lab where it was created.
That's it. We hope you liked all of them, If you found any correction in any of the fact given above then feel free to let us know.

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