Fun Fact Friday: Some facts you must know about computers

  • The first computer weighed more than 27 tons and took up 1800 square feet.
  • Only about 10% of the world’s currency is physical money, the rest only exists on computers. (now this one was shocking for me)
  • the first computer mouse was invented in around 1964 which was made of wood.
  • TYPEWRITER is the longest word that you can type using the letters only on one row of the keyboard of your computer.
  • There are more than 5000 new computer viruses released every month.
  • If there was a computer as powerful as the human brain, it would be able to do 38 thousand trillion operations per second and hold more than 3580 terabytes of memory.
  • HP, Microsoft and Apple have one very interesting thing in common – they were all started in a garage.
  • An average person normally blinks 20 times a minute, but when using a computer he/she blinks only 7 times a minute.
  • More than 80% of the emails sent daily are spams.
  • The first ever hard disk drive was made in 1979, and could hold only 5MB of data.
  • The original name of windows was Interface Manager.
  • IBM 5120 from 1980 was the heaviest desktop computer ever made. It weighed about 105 pounds, not including the 130 pounds external floppy drive.

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