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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

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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

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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

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