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    A bag of marijuana was the first thing ever bought and sold over the internet.
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    The longest-running legal battle for a domain name is believed to be the fight for PETA.org. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sued People Eating Tasty Animals to obtain the name – the case spanned from 1995 to 2001.
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    In 2013, AOL declared that they still made over $500 million a year through dial-up internet subscriptions.
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    MySpace reports over 110 million registered users. Were it a country, it would be the tenth largest, just behind Mexico.
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    28% of IT Professionals hide their career from family or friends out of fear of being asked to provide free tech support.
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    Alaska is the only state that can be typed on one row of keys on a QWERTY keyboard.
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    It’s not possible to create a folder named “con” on a Windows computer.
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    E-mail has been around longer than the World Wide Web.
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    Steve Jobs never wrote a single line of programming code.
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    If you opened up the case of the original Macintosh, you will find 47 signatures. One for each member of Apple's Macintosh divison as of 1982.
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    IBM's Watson computer has 90 processors, 2,880 cores, 11,200 threads, 16 terabytes of RAM, and 4TB worth of data on its hard drive.
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    As of 2011, gamers have collectively spent over 6 million years playing World of Warcraft. That's almost as long as the existence of the human species!
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    You can't block Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook.
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    The Pirate Bay tried buying their own island in hopes of making their own country with no copyright laws.
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    The Dvorak keyboard is more efficient than QWERTY. 20 times faster, in fact.

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