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24 Interesting Facts You Need to Know about Internet

1.The majority of Internet traffic is generated by bots like Google and Malware, not humans.

2.The first webcam was created in Cambridge to check the status of a coffee pot.

3.Over 100,000 .com domains are registered every day.

4.Over 37% of the internet is porn.

5.The first physical item ever bought and sold on the Internet was a bag of marijuana around 1971.

6.If the Internet went down for a day, 196 billion emails and 3 billion Google searches would have to wait.

7.The first illegal online transaction ever was Stanford students buying marijuana from MIT students.

8.A single Google query uses 1,000 computers in 0.2 seconds to retrieve an answer.

9.The most commonly searched question beginning with “What is” in 2013 was “What is twerking?”.

10.The first email was sent in 1971 by Ray Tomlinson to himself. He doesn’t remember what it said!

11.The world record for the fastest time to log into a Gmail account stands at 1.16 seconds.

12.YouTube’s copyright-checking software scans over 100 years of video every day.

13.The internet speed on the International Space Station is faster than the average internet speed in Australia.

14.In 2011, a 75 year-old woman in Georgia accidentally cut the fiber optic cable that provided internet to 90% of Armenia.

15.An Institute in Colorado created the world’s most accurate clock, so accurate that it would not lose or gain a second in 20 million years. This is the same clock that is used for internet time.

16.Robert Metcalfe predicted in 1995 that the internet would collapse a year later in 1996, and that would “eat his words” if it did not. In 1997, he blended a printed copy of that speech with liquid and drank the mixture.

17.The Nigerian email scam is the modern version of another con called the Spanish Prisoner, which dates back to long before the Internet was invented.

18.The internet took a total of 4 years to reach an audience of 50 million; it took radio 38 years, and television 13 years.

19.There is 22,343GB of Internet traffic every second.

20.Every Google query travels about 1,500 miles to a data center and back to return the answer to the user.

21.One THIRD of all Internet searches are specifically for pornography.

22.Internet sends approximately 204 million emails per minute and 70% of all the emails sent are spam. 2 billion electrons are required to produce a single email.

23.Approximately £1.7 trillion worth of funds is spent online. If you ever counted the hours you were online, you would definitely freak out.

24. South Korea and Japan have the fastest internet speed in the world. According to Akamai, the average bandwidth speed in these locations is 22Mbps.

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