16 Weird Facts about Technology that Might Surprise You

1. Nokia was founded in 1865 and its primary business was manufacturing paper.
2. The most expensive number ever sold was a mobile phone number, 666-6666, which was put up for auction and sold for $2.7 million!
3. Around 20% of all YouTube videos are music related.
4. Spending 1 hour a day on Social Media reduces the probability of a child being completely happy with their life by 14%.
5. All the letter combinations from aaa.com to zzz.com have already been registered.
6. On eBay, there is an average of $680 worth of transactions every second.
7. Amazon now sells more eBooks than it does printed books!
8. There are over 35 billion Google searches every month.

9. In 1999, PayPal was voted as one of the top ten worst business ideas.
10. The first alarm clock could only ring at 4 a.m.
11. The average age of gamers in the United States is 35.
12. When signing up to iTunes, if you accept their Terms & Conditions, you agree to not use it to make nuclear weapons.
13. Bill Gates house was designed using a Macintosh Computer.
14. The first ever VCR (Video Camera Recorder), which was made in 1956, was the size of a piano!
15. In general, people tend to read as much as 10% slower from a screen than from paper.
16. Although GPS is free for the world to use, it costs $2 million per day to operate. The money comes from American tax revenue.

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