The Lighter Side: IT Fun Facts

Technology has forever changed our lives and our world more than you know. Here are some numbers to put that fact into perspective:

  1. About 4 billion people worldwide own a mobile phone, but only 3.5 billion people own a toothbrush.
  2. Computers and other electronics account for 220,000 tons of annual trash in the U.S. alone.
  3. About 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute.
  4. Around 100 billion e-mails traverse the Internet every day, and about 95% of those messages go straight to spam folders.
  5. The annual amount of electricity it takes for Google to handle a billion search queries every day is around 15 billion kWh, which is more than most countries consume.
  6. About 500 new mobile games appear on the Apple App Store each day.
  7. The “father of information theory,” Claude Shannon, invented the digital circuit at age 21 while he was in college.
  8. Regular computer users blink only half as often as non-users.
  9. Over 1 million children can say their parents met on
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