Some funny facts..:)

  1. The "save" icon on Microsoft Word shows a floppy disk, with the shutter on backwards.
  2. A byte, in computer terms, means 8 bits. A nibble is half that: 4 bits. (Two nibbles make a byte!)
  3. Ethernet is a registered trademark of Xerox, Unix is a registered trademark of AT&T.
  4. The first hard drive available for the Apple had a capacity of 5 megabytes.
  5. Back in the mid to late 80's, an IBM compatible computer wasn't considered a hundred percent compatible unless it could run Microsoft's Flight Simulator.
  6. Turning off your monitor when you are not using the computer saves over 80% of the total power consumed.
  7. People who are computer science majors, or who really love to delve deep into computers, tend to usually play an instrument. It has something to do with the pattern recognition and processing area in the brain.
  8. Ever wonder why typewriter or computer keyboards are arranged in the so-called "QWERTY" pattern? It was because, in the early days of mechanical typewriters, proficient typists could type so fast that the keys frequently jammed against each other. In an effort to space often-used keys apart to prevent jamming, the familiar but illogical QWERTY pattern was developed.

And some facts about English Language;

  1. No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, and purple.
  2. Of all the words in the English language, the word "set" has the most definitions.
  3. "Ough" can be pronounced in eight different ways. The following sentence contains them all: "A rough-coated, dough-faced ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough, coughing and hiccoughing thoughtfully.
  4. "Rhythms" is the longest English word without the normal vowels, a, e, i, o, or u.
  5. The ZIP in Zip-code stands for "Zoning Improvement Plan."

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