Fun Fact Friday: Technology that we use

  • The English word for red panda is ‘Firefox’ which is where the browser gets its name from – so the Firefox logo is actually a red panda, not a fox ! (A red panda is an animal native to the Himalayas and southwestern China)
  • The very first Apple logo featured Sir Isaac Newton sitting underneath a tree, with an apple about to hit his head.apple_1st_logo_by_ghigo1972
  • The word robot comes from the Czech “robota“. This translates into forced labour, or work.
  • The first alarm clock could only ring at 4am.
  • If you was to have your picture taken by the very first camera, you’d need to sit still for 8 hours.
  • Skype is banned from the public in China.
  • In general, people tend to read as much as 10% slower from a screen than from paper.
  • 86% of people try to plug their USB devices upside down.
  • The very first domain name registered was, on the 15th March, 1985.
  • It is estimated that spammers only receive 1 reply for every 12 million emails that they send out.
  • The domain name was registered 14th February 2005.
  • 97% of people type in random words on Google, just to see if they spelt it right.

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