15 Interesting Computer Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

Today, the computer has become a very important part of our daily life. The machine has changed our lives in many ways. Talking about computers, you would find that there are a lot of interesting facts that will blow your mind.

The 15 interesting facts about the computer

  1. ENIAC is the first electronic computer that weighed more than 27 tons and took up 1800 square feet.
  2. Do you know that it is just 10% of the world’s currency that is physical money and the rest exists on computers?
  3. The longest word that you can write using the letters on one row of the keyboard of your computer is TYPEWRITER.
  4. The first computer mouse was invented by Doug Engelbart in around 1964 and it was made of wood.
  5. Do you know that there are more than 5000 new computer viruses that are released every month?
  6. It is around 50% of all Wikipedia vandalism that is caught by a single computer program and that comes with more than 90% accuracy.
  7. For eight years the password for the computer controls of nuclear-tipped missiles of the U.S was 00000000.
  8. Around 70% of the virus writers assumed to work under the contract for organized crime syndicates.
  9. Do you know that an average person normally blinks 20 times a minute, but while using a computer he/she blinks only 7 times a minute?
  10. Bill Gates house was designed using a Macintosh computer.
  11. The first hard disk drive was made in 1979, and it could hold the only 5MB of data.
  12. The first 1GB hard disk drive was announced in the year 1980 and it weighed about 550 pounds and had a price tag of $40,000.
  13. The original name of windows was Interface Manager.
  14. The first microprocessor was created by Intel and it was 4004.
  15. IBM 5120 from 1980 was the heaviest desktop computer ever made. The weight of these desktops is about 105 pounds excluding the 130 pounds external floppy drive.

The Bottom Line: I hope you will enjoy reading all the above-mentioned computer facts.

 

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