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  1. Facebook pays at least $500 if you can find a way to hack the site.
  2. There are approximately 1,319,872,109 people on the Internet.
  3. Bill Gates' house was designed using a Macintosh computer.
  4. The first domain name ever registered was
  5. Another name for a Microsoft Windows tutorial is 'Crash Course'!
  6. TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.
  7. The first computer mouse was invented by Doug Engelbart in around 1964 and was made of wood.
  8. On an average work day, a typist's fingers travel 12.6 miles.
  9. The domain name was registered on February 14, 2005.
  10. Computer programming is currently one of the fastest growing occupations.
  11. On eBay, there are an average of $680 worth of transactions each second.
  12. Alaska is the only state that can be typed on one row of keys on a QWERTY keyboard.
  13. There are approximately 1.06 billion instant messaging accounts worldwide.
  14.  There are approximately 1,319,872,109 people on the Internet.
  15. Bill Gates earns US$250 every SECOND, that’s about US$20 Million a DAY and US$7.8 Billion a YEAR!
  16.  If he drops a thousand dollar, he won’t even bother to pick it up because the 4 seconds he picks it, he would’ve already earned it back.
  17. The US national debt is about 5.62 trillion, if Bill Gates were to pay the debt by himself; he will finish it in less then 10 years.
  18.  Michael Jordan is the highest paid athlete in US. If he doesn’t drink and eat, and keeps up his annual income i.e. US$30 Million, he’ll have to wait for 277 years to become as rich as Bill Gates is now.
  19. If Bill Gates was a country, he would be the 37th richest country on earth.
  20. If you change all of Bill Gate’s money to US$1 notes, you can make a road from earth to moon, 14 times back and forth. But you have to make that road non-stop for 1,400 years, and use a total of 713 BOEING 747 planes to transport all the money.
  21. If Microsoft Windows’ users can claim US$1 for every time their computers hang because of Microsoft Windows, Bill Gates will be bankrupt in 3 days!
  22. The first Operation System Microsoft coded was Xenix, which was a version of UNIX under a different name. But it was MS-DOS made for IBM PCs that gave it a foothold in the software market.
  23. Bill Gates wrote a class scheduling program for his school. He tweaked the program’s code so that he was placed in classes with mostly female students.
  24. The first Windows virus was called Winver 1.4
  25. The name of its search engine “˜Bing’ has its origins in Bingo. Just like the game, it was meant to suggest that something looked for has been found or realized. “˜Bang’ was also proposed because it was memorable, short, and easy to spell. Finally, Bing was chosen for the same reasons
  26. Google logs each search queries into its systems to enhance future search
  27. All the three founders of YouTube Steve Chen, Chad Hurley and Jawed Karim were working for Paypal when they started YouTube
  28. The domain name was registered on Valentines Day (February 14, 2005)
  29. In 2003, a 14-year old Romanian boy collapsed and was hospitalised because he had been playing Counter Strike for nine days in a row
  30. Although many teenagers were involved in hacking before 2000, it was the year the first underage hacker was actually sent to jail. Jonathan James spent time for Defense Threat Reduction Agency.
  31. The first ever camera took 8 hours to take a photograph. It consisted of bitumen(tar) over a metal plate. The exposed parts of the tar would harden and the soft part cleaned away. Got patience???
  32. One million domain names are registered every month!!!
  33. In a recent survey conducted by security specialist Symantec of the 100 most unsafe and malware infested web sites, 48 per cent of them feature adult content
  34. Naked women make up 80 per cent of all the pictures on the internet
  35. It is believed that Subash Ghai's film Taal was the first Bollywood movie to be widely promoted on the internet
  36. The first internet worm was created by Robert Morris, Jr, and attacked more than 6,000 internet hosts.
  37. WorldWideWeb was programmed with Objective C
  38. If you want to sell your book on, you can set the price, but then they will take a 55 per cent cut and leave you with only 45 per cent
  39. In 1971, Intel launched the world's first single-chip microprocessor, the Intel 4004. The Pioneer 10 spacecraft used the 4004 microprocessor
  40. David Bradley wrote the code for the [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Del] key sequence.
  41. The worlds most widely used operating system, Windows, was originally named interface manager
  42. Windows 95 can officially run on a 386DX at 20MHz with just 4MB of RAM
  43. The Windows 95/98 logos were created with Freehand on a Macintosh.
  44. Many Nokia phones come with a reserve battery. To activate the battery, key-in *3370# your cell will restart with this reserve and your instrument will show a 50% increase in battery. This reserve will get charged when you charge your mobile next time
  45. A CD-RW disk can, in general, be-written about a thousand times. In contrast, a hard disk can be written over virtually an unlimited number of times
  46. When Windows 3.1 was launched, 3 million copies were sold in the first two months
  47. The first 1 GB hard drive was sold in 1950s, weighed 250 kg and cost about $40,000. Imagined carry that bad boy in your back pack!
  48. The first Apple II computers that went on sale in 1977 had 1MHz processor speed and 4kB RAM.
  49.  The name 'worm' appeared in the 1970 movie 'Shockwave Rider' to describe a program that propagates itself through a computer network.
  50. All the three founders of Apple Inc - Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne - worked at Atari before creating Apple.
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