Technology Facts

    Technology Facts

    Fun facts about all things to do with technology, such as technological advancements and humanity's application of science in the field of technology.

    Castor oil is used as a lubricant in jet planes.
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    Contrary to popular belief, putting sugar in a car's gas tank will NOT ruin its engine.
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    Energy is being wasted if a toaster is left plugged in after use.
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    First four countries to have television: England, the U.S., the U.S.S.R., and Brazil.
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    Henry Ford produced the model T only in black because the black paint available at the time was the fastest to dry.
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    If a car is travelling at 55 miles per hour it will travel 56 feet before the driver can shift his foot from the accelerator to the brake.
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    In the early 1960's, Porsche commercially manufactured farm tractors.
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    It takes six months to build a Rolls Royce...and 13 hours to build a Toyota.
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    It would take twenty new mid-size cars to generate the same amount of pollution that a mid-size 1960's car did.
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    Jumbo jets use 4,000 gallons of fuel to take off.
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    Kleenex tissues were originally used as filters in gas masks.
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    More steel in the United States is used to make bottle caps than to manufacture automobile bodies.
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    Originally, BMW was an airplane engine manufacturer.
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    Originally, Nintendo was a playing card manufacturer.
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    Technically speaking, crystal glass is actually a Liquid that flows very slowly.
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    The American Automobile Association was founded for the sole purpose of warning motorists of police speed traps!
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    The average car produces a pound of pollution every 25 miles!
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    The ball on top of a flagpole is called a 'truck'.
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    The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
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    The electric chair was invented by a dentist!
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