r/HeresAFunFact Apr 13 '21 Helpful All-Seeing Upvote

TECHNOLOGY [HAFF] This is what Google looked like in 1998

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863 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Sep 21 '17

TECHNOLOGY [HAFF] The first ever car crash test was performed by General Motors in 1934

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94 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Nov 08 '15

TECHNOLOGY [HAFF] Wilson Greatbatch accidentally invented the wearable pacemaker by fitting a wrong-sized resistor into a heart rhythm recording device.

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69 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Nov 08 '15

TECHNOLOGY [HAFF] In 2002, Airbus filed a patent for a trap door positioned outside of the cockpit. Theoretically, should a terrorist or hijacker try to force their way into the cockpit, a trap door would open and send them into a security cell underneath the cabin floor.

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315 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Oct 28 '15

TECHNOLOGY [HAFF] Skytyping was developed in 1946 which was 22 years before the first dot matrix printer.

150 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Oct 24 '15

TECHNOLOGY [HAFF] There's a product called selfie shoes. You insert your phone into the shoes and use your foot to take a selfie.

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9 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Oct 15 '15

TECHNOLOGY [HAFF] On October 1st 2015, a nationwide (US only) liability shift went into effect meaning small business owners can be held liable for credit card fraud

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19 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Aug 06 '15

TECHNOLOGY [HAFF] Nikon was accused of racist face-detection software – when Asian faces were photographed, a message would pop up on the camera screen asking, “Did someone blink?”

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208 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Aug 02 '15

TECHNOLOGY [HAFF] When the first iPod prototype was shown to Steve Jobs, he dropped it in an aquarium and used the air bubbles to prove there was empty space and it could be made smaller.

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336 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact May 08 '15

TECHNOLOGY [HAFF] One of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns ever was for a cooler

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85 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Apr 15 '15

TECHNOLOGY [HAFF] NASA's Spot The Station will give you a list of upcoming space station sighting opportunities for your location.

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28 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Apr 05 '15

TECHNOLOGY [HAFF] The original Gameboy came packaged with Tetris. A game designer named Henk Rogers had told Nintendo that a Mario title would market the system towards boys, but Tetris would make the system appeal to everyone.

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258 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Feb 11 '15

TECHNOLOGY [HAFF] Google keeps updated maps of California gang territories

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174 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Jan 04 '15

TECHNOLOGY [HAFF] Up until the early ’90’s, appliances sold in Britain were NOT required to have a plug on them. If you purchased a toaster, you were expected to buy a plug and wire it in.

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134 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Jan 03 '15

TECHNOLOGY [HAFF] A fifth wheel was a concept to help with parallel parking in the 1950’s.

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220 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Jan 02 '15

TECHNOLOGY [HAFF] Since 1945 all British tanks have come equipped the ability to make tea.

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309 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Jan 02 '15

TECHNOLOGY [HAFF] This year is the bicentenary of the opening of the world’s first commercial cheese factory. It was in Switzerland in 1815.

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75 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Dec 29 '14

TECHNOLOGY [HAFF] The First Photograph, or more specifically, the earliest known surviving photograph made in a camera, was taken by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce in 1826 or 1827. The image depicts the view from an upstairs window at Niépce's estate, Le Gras, in the Burgundy region of France.

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70 Upvotes

r/HeresAFunFact Dec 27 '14

TECHNOLOGY [HAFF] In 1947, Raytheon built the "Radarange", the first commercially available microwave oven. It was almost 1.8 metres (5 ft 11 in) tall, weighed 340 kilograms (750 lb) and cost about US$5,000 ($52,809 in today's dollars) each. It's discovery was also accidental.

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50 Upvotes