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11 Fun Facts About Machines and Technology

  1. The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and the chocolate bar in his pocket melted.
  2. 23% of all photocopier faults world-wide are caused by people sitting on them and photocopying their butts.
  3. “Stewardesses” is the longest word that is typed using only the left hand.
  4. 71% of office workers stopped on the street for a survey agreed to give up their computer passwords in exchange for a chocolate bar.
  5. The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
  6. A Boeing 767 airliner is made of 3,100,000 separate parts.
  7. The first FAX machine was patented in 1843, 33 years before Alexander Graham Bell demonstrated the telephone.
  8. Hershey’s Kisses are called that because the machine that makes them looks like it’s kissing the conveyor belt.
  9. “Typewriter” is the longest word that can be made using the keys on only one row of the keyboard.
  10. In 1980, there was only one country in the world with no telephones: Bhutan.
  11. More than 50% of the people in the world have never made or received a telephone call.
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