10 weird but true facts About Technology

You can’t argue with the relentless march of technology but you can marvel at some of the absurdities from the past few decades. Here we round up a bunch of facts and anecdotes that sound so ridiculous, you’ll question their authenticity.

  1. Changing fonts can save printer ink
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Photo: http://inhabitat.com/

2. Email existed before the world wide web

Photo: HP India
Photo: HP India

3. The QWERTY layout keyboard was designed to slow you down

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4. 92% of The world’s currency is digital

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Photo: http://techknowzone.com/

5. Domain name registrations were free till 1995

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Photo: http://www.webnetkey.com/

6. In 1956, 5Megabytes (5MB) of data weighed a ton

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7. The X-Y position indicator for displays -­ a.k.a The Mouse

Photo: Microsoft.com
Photo: Microsoft.com

8. Russia built a computer that ran on water in 1936

9. Wikipedia needs an army of anti-vandal bots

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10. A 15-year old with a PC hacked NASA in 1999

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Photo: Spacenews.com