Who doesn’t love some fun facts on a Friday? The existence of the internet has accelerated innovation, the sharing of ideas, and connectivity of people. New industries have developed allowing us to have food delivered on demand, a laugh at 3:00am when we can’t sleep, and find the niche DIY video on a Friday night explaining how to fix a broken washing machine thus avoiding an expensive visit from the repairman.
From a list of 100 interesting, fun and downright bizarre internet facts, here are a few favorites:
- If the Internet went down for a day, 196 billion emails and 3 billion Google searches would have to wait.
- There is high-speed Internet available on the way up to Mount Everest.
- The first webcam was created in Cambridge to check the status of a coffee pot.
- The first pizza ever ordered on the internet was to Pizza Hut in 1994.
- The most expensive keyword in Google AdWords is “insurance”.
- An estimated 65% of Americans watch TV and use the Internet simultaneously.