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.

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    To have your picture taken by the very first camera you would have had to sit still for 8 hours!
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    The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
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    Windmills always turn anti-clockwise. Except for the windmills in Ireland!
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    Thomas Alva Edison patented almost 1,300 inventions in his lifetime!
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    The electric chair was invented by a dentist!
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    It takes six months to build a Rolls Royce...and 13 hours to build a Toyota.
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    In 1998, Sony accidently sold 700,000 camcorders that had the technology to see through people's clothes.
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    Car airbags kill 1 person for every 22 lives that they save.
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    A small airplane can fly backwards.
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    Originally, Nintendo was a playing card manufacturer.
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    Originally, BMW was an airplane engine manufacturer.
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    There are only 14 blimps in the world.
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    The normal static electricty shock that zaps your finger when you touch a doorknob is usually between 10,000 and 30,000 volts!
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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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    Whale oil was used in automobile transmissions as late as 1973.
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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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