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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    Kleenex tissues were originally used as filters in gas masks.
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    The first hard drive available for the Apple II had a capacity of only 5 megabytes.
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    Attics were invented in Attica.
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    Technically speaking, crystal glass is actually a Liquid that flows very slowly.
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    The oil used by jewelers to lubricate clocks and watches costs about $3,000 a gallon.
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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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    Any modern jet is capable of breaking the sound barrier.
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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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    A toaster uses almost half as much energy as a full-sized oven.
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    The life boat was patented in 1845!
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    The IRS processes more than 2 billion pieces of paper each year.
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    A fully loaded supertanker traveling at normal speed takes a least twenty minutes to stop.
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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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    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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    The ball on top of a flagpole is called a 'truck'.
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    In the early 1960's, Porsche commercially manufactured farm tractors.
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    The Queen Mary - the grandest vessel of her day - had many of her vital components made by car manufacturer Skoda!
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    Energy is being wasted if a toaster is left plugged in after use.
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