Apparently, there are a few mind blowing internet facts that have eluded some of us until now, I just found out.
And since most millennials like myself only really began using the internet like 10 years ago, it means I get to have a perfectly wonderful excuse for not knowing a few of these key facts about the internet.
But that’s gone now.
However, you reading this on the other hand, for example, did you know that:
#1. Popular mechanics in year 1949 imagined that computers of the future would in fact, weigh 1.5 tons.
#2. Bill Gates began programming at the age if 13?
#3. Microsoft made $16,005 in it’s first year. Last year,more than 40 years after, according to public financial reports, they made over $90 billion!
#4. Approximately 1/3 searches on the internet are actually pornography related.
#5. The second most expensive domain name in the world is Business.com and it costed $7.5 million in 1999. The most expensive domain name in the world is Sex.com, sold in 2006 to Escom, LLC at a ridiculous $14 million!
#6. Everybody now wants to sell their goods on Amazon. But did you know that while you may be allowed to set the price at whatever you want, Amazon will be taking a 55% cut?
#7. Have you ever wondered why Google’s home screen is so bare and minimalistic in design? In truth, it’s because back then, the founders didn’t know the html code to make it look prettier.
#8. Yahoo! actually got it’s name, “Yahoo” from the Gullivers’ Travels book. (P.S – a Yahoo is a person who is repulsive in appearance, action and considered barely human.)
#9. In the course of our research for more amazing internet facts, we discovered that the original url of Yahoo! was as a matter of fact, akebono.stanford.edu.
#10. The domain name www.youtube.com was registered on Valentine’s Day, 2005.
#11. The record (as far as I know) for the most WordPress plugins used on just one website is more than 600 plugins! That’s a ridiculously outrageous amount of plugins!
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