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Random Fun Fact #1
You’ve heard the term ‘surfing’ on the internet, right? Well, it originated in 1992, courtesy of a New York librarian whose name was Jean Armour Polly. Even now, the term is used quite often, but other words such as ‘browsing’ have also become a popular addition.
Random Fun Fact #2
The internet requires 50 Million horsepower to keep running in the current state. In 2005, the broadband internet had a maximum speed of 2 Megabits per second. Today, 100Mbps download speeds are available in many parts of the country. But experts warn that science has reached its limit and fiber optics can take no more data.
Random Fun Fact #3
The Internet took just four years to reach its first 50 Million Users. Television took 13 years. While the radio took 38 years to reach the same number of users. That’s cool!
Random Fun Fact #4
First webcam was created at the University Of Cambridge to monitor the Trojan coffee pot. A live 128×128 grayscale picture of the state of the coffee pot was provided as the video feed.
Random Fun Fact #5
Back in 2010, it was estimated that around 247 billion emails are sent in a single day. Fast forward to 2017, statistics group called Radicati Group estimates that around 269 billion emails are sent per day. Unfortunately, the majority of all them fall under the spam category.
Random Fun Fact #6
China has treatment camps for internet addicts. 200 million Internet users in China are between the ages of 15 and 35. Hence, it is most like that they lose self-control. Tao Ran, director of the country’s first Internet addiction treatment clinic under a military hospital in Beijing said that 40% of those addicted to the Internet suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Random Fun Fact #7
5000 domain names are registered every hour. That translates the number to a whopping 120,000 Domains every single day and 43 million domain names a year. The irony? More than 75% of Domains are parked or not resolving, that’s the reason why you don’t get your desired .com domain name.
Random Fun Fact #8
The first ever email was sent in 1971. The email was sent by Ray Tomlinson (US programmer) who invented the email system. The “@” symbol was used to signify that the email was sent to a person and not a dumb machine (computer). Sad that he doesn’t remember the exact message he sent back then.