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Sunday, December 2, 2007

Funny Facts about IT and Internet

1. The Afghan capital Kabul has a cyber cafe?
2. Accordingly to Google Zeitgeist the top search in India June 2007 is the phrase reliance data card?
3. Google offers its employees free lunch?
4. BBC has 43 different translations of its website?
5. Google's employees get free haircuts?
6. Google receives more than 1000 resumes a day?
7. About 47 million laptops where shipped worldwide 2006?
8. Over 2.7 billion searches are made on Google search engine each month?
9. 1 of every 8 married couples in the US last year met online?
10. If myspace was a country it would be the 11th largest?
11. Google can be queried in 36 languages (2007)?
12. Google uses over 10,000 networked computers to crawl the web?
13. Google has 2007 surpassed Microsoft as the world's most-visited site?
14. Google have won 2007 most powerful brand by a British research company?
15. The average computer user blinks 7 times a minute?
16. The number of text messages sent and received every day exceeds the worlds population?
17. Google staff are known as Googlers?
18. The founders of Google didn't know HTML and just wanted a quick interface, thats one of the main reason why the home page is so bare?
19. The name "Google" comes from a spelling mistake, the founders intendent to write "Googol"?
20. Google launched their search site in 1998?
21. The Google function "I feel lucky" is nearly never used, well compared to the high number of users?
22. Google comes from the word googol, which is 1 followed by a hundred zeros?
23. Wikipedia has a page devoted to toilet roll holders? Read more
24. Atari sold 400000 VCS consoles in 1979?
25. The Atari 2600 only has 128 bytes of RAM?
26. In Sweden the @ is called "snabel-a" wich means a "trunk with an a"?
27. The floppy disk was patents in 1946 by Alan Shugart?
28. If you type in failure in google, and select "I'm feeling lucky", you will be redirected to the White House web page?
29. Yahoo stands for Yet Another 'Hierarchical Organizational Oracle'?
30. PHP originally stood for Personal Home Page?
31. The oldest surviving computer in the world is called CSIRAC and is located in Melbourne?
32. The word maps is often in the top 10 search words submitted to search engines?
33. The first domain name ever registered was
34. Bill Gates began programming computers at age 13?
35. Google receives about 200 million search queries each day. More than half of which come from outside the United States. During the heviest traffic more than 2,000 search queries are answered each second?
36. More than 80% of home pages on the Web are in English. German has only 4.5% and Japanese 3.1%?
37. The percentage of email messages in English is estimates to vary between 60% and 85%?
38. The words "electronic mail" was introduced 30 years ago. Queen Elizabeth of Britain sent her first email in 1976?
39. Sweden has the most affordable broadband internet access in Europe?
40. The highest amount of money paid for a domain name is for, $7.5 million?
41. The save icon on Microsoft Word shows a floppy disk with the shutters on backwards?
42. Internet was designed to survive thermonuclear assault"?
43. Every single possible 3 domain has been registered?
44. Internet advertising is the fastest growing advertising medium?
45. Bill Gates house was partially designed using a Macintosh computer?
46. All domain names in Slovakia are free?
47. 88% of websites have no discernible traffic?
48. Domain names are being registered at a rate of more than one million names every month?
49. 28% of IBM employees are Indians?
50. Each day an average American depends on about 250 computers?
51. Microsoft is the biggest developer of Mac software outside Apple?
52. The first hard drive available for the Apple II had a capacity of 5 Megabytes?
53. Maps are often among the top words submitted to Internet search engines?
54. The most popular non-HTML format files return from Google is PDF-format?
55. Dr. Lieven P. Van Neste is the owner of over 200,000 domain names?
56. The top searchwords in Google where September 19, 2005 "hurricane rita"?
57. Only 10% of all the pages on the Internet make it to the search engines?
58. In 1982 Time magazine named the computer its "Man of the Year"?
59. Microsoft writes the code for autopilot systems in all major airplanes?
60. Internet is one of the fastest growing forms of advertising?
61. In computer language, wysiwyg is an acronym for "what you see is what you get"?
62. About one-third of recorded CDs are pirated?
63. In the early days of computers, black and white monitors were thought sufficient to satisfy all future data processing needs?

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

About bermuda triangle

The Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil's Triangle, is a region of the Atlantic Ocean in which a number of aircraft and surface vessels have disappeared in what are said to be circumstances that fall beyond the boundaries of human error or acts of nature. Some of these disappearances have been attributed to the paranormal, a suspension of the laws of physics, or activity by extraterrestrial beings by popular culture. [1] Although a substantial documentation exists showing numerous incidents to have been inaccurately reported or embellished by later authors, several others remain unexplained.

The triangle area

The boundaries of the Triangle vary with the author; some stating its shape is akin to a trapezium covering the Straits of Florida, the Bahamas, and the entire Caribbean island area east to the Azores; others add to it the Gulf of Mexico. The more familiar, triangular boundary in most written works has as its points Miami, Florida; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and the mid-Atlantic island of Bermuda, with most of the accidents concentrated along the southern boundary around the Bahamas and the Florida Straits.

The area is one of the most heavily-sailed shipping lanes in the world, with ships crossing through it daily for ports in the Americas and Europe, as well as the Caribbean Islands. Cruise ships are also plentiful, and pleasure craft regularly go back and forth between Florida and the islands. It is also a heavily flown route for commercial and private aircraft heading towards Florida, the Carribean, and South America from points north.

The Gulf Stream ocean current flows through the Triangle after leaving the Gulf of Mexico; its current of five to six knots may have played a part in a number of disappearances. Sudden storms can and do appear, and in the summer to late fall the occasional hurricane strikes the area. The combination of heavy maritime traffic and tempestuous weather makes it inevitable that vessels could founder in storms and be lost without a trace — especially before improved telecommunications, radar, and satellite technology arrived late in the 20th century.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

amazing Facts - June 2007

1. The total temperature of world has reduced by 0.5 degree celcius when The volcano "Pinatubo" in philippines was active in 1991 and because of the smoke generated by that.

2. The total number of teeth that grow in a Shark Fish is 20,000 in its life time. What ever may be its age, when a tooth falls, a new tooth comes in its mouth.

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Amazing Facts -- April 2007

1. A new policy has been introduced in Washington to reduce the crime rate. As per that policy, the person who wants to do robbery or a crime has to inform the police in advance about the crime. Otherwise if he is caught after the crime, the police will treat it as additinal crime.

2. In Alabama state in America, if someone knowingly or unknowingly throw salt on rail tracks, he will be hanged.

3. The traffic police in South Korea should compulsory inform his higher official about the bribe that he has taken.

4. If you wear undergarments (especially underwears) while going out of your house in thailand, then you have to pay fine.

5. Unmarried girls should not fly by parachute on sundays in Florida.

6. The punishment for drunken drivers in San Salvedor is --- Shoot and kill him.

7. But in Urugway it is different, the drunken driver will be given one chance. if he drinks again, then he will be put in jail.

8. In Malaysia the situation for drunken drivers is different. The driver will be put in jail alongwith his wife also.

9. If any woman in Michigan wants to cut her hair, then she has to compulsory take her husband's permission.

10. Encyclopaedia Britannica -- has been banned in Texas. The reason is that it explains how to make beer in the house.

11. In most of the countries Helmet is compulsory while driving Bikes. But in Texas it is compulsory for the cyclists to wear the helmet.

12. Do u know that in Los angels, 2 children should not be put in bath tub at the same time for bathing.

13. Do u know that in Los Angels, the husbands can beat their wives with leather belts, but the belt width should not be more than 2 inches.

14. Do u know that in Chicago, nobody should eat anything at a place where fire accident occurs.

15. In virgenia, if smell of onions comes from the mouth of the school children, the parents have to pay the fine to school.