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Gary McKinnon performed the largest hack in US history in 2001.  He scanned 65,000 computers in less than 10 minutes, and says he saw proof that aliens and UFO exist.

Gary McKinnon

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The print screen command (or screenshot) was invented in 1960

Printscreen

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This magnified image of a motherboard looks like a modern city

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The Internet weighs the same as a strawberry!

The weight of all the electrons in motion that makes up the Internet at any given moment is around 50 grams.

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The character Mario is named after a real-life businessman; Mario Segale, who was renting a warehouse to Nintendo.  After Nintendo fell behind with the rent, Segale did not evict them but offered them a second chance to pay the outstanding rent.  In thanks, Nintendo named their character after him.

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Students at Dundee University have recreated the Isle of Cumbrae (in Ayrshire) on Minecraft as part of a project to engage children with the areas local history.

Isle of Cumbrie

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The first Gigabyte Hard Drive cost $40,000

GBHarddrive

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1,000,000,000 new web domains were registered in 2020

Web Domains

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The world's first YouTube video was uploaded by Jawed Karimm on 23 April 2005.  It was called Me at the Zoo.

Me at the zoo

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The computer that guided Apollo 11 to the moon used 4 kb of RAM

Apollo 11 Computer


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