Technology Facts

Technology Facts

There are 64 Technology Facts!

  • 41
    More steel in the United States is used to make bottle caps than to manufacture automobile bodies.
  • 42
    Kleenex tissues were originally used as filters in gas masks.
  • 43
    Jumbo jets use 4,000 gallons of fuel to take off.
  • 44
    It would take twenty new mid-size cars to generate the same amount of pollution that a mid-size 1960's car did.
  • 45
    It takes six months to build a Rolls Royce...and 13 hours to build a Toyota.
  • 46
    In the early 1960's, Porsche commercially manufactured farm tractors.
  • 47
    If a car is travelling at 55 miles per hour it will travel 56 feet before the driver can shift his foot from the accelerator to the brake.
  • 48
    Henry Ford produced the model T only in black because the black paint available at the time was the fastest to dry.
  • 49
    First four countries to have television: England, the U.S., the U.S.S.R., and Brazil.
  • 50
    Energy is being wasted if a toaster is left plugged in after use.
  • 51
    Contrary to popular belief, putting sugar in a car's gas tank will NOT ruin its engine.
  • 52
    Castor oil is used as a lubricant in jet planes.
  • 53
    Car airbags kill 1 person for every 22 lives that they save.
  • 54
    Attics were invented in Attica.
  • 55
    Any modern jet is capable of breaking the sound barrier.
  • 56
    About 39,000 gallons of water are used to produce the average car!
  • 57
    A small airplane can fly backwards.
  • 58
    A fully loaded supertanker traveling at normal speed takes a least twenty minutes to stop.
  • 59
    A Citreon 2CV with an oil leak once travelled 500 miles through Italy after its gearbox was filled with bananas!
  • 60
    A car operates at maximum economy, gas-wise, at speeds between 25 and 35 miles per hour.
  • 61
    The United States produces enough plastic film annually to cover the entire state of Texas.
  • 62
    In 1998, Sony accidently sold 700,000 camcorders that had the technology to see through people's clothes.
  • 63
    An airplane mechanic invented Slinky while he was playing with engine parts and realized the possible secondary use for the springs.
  • 64
    A toaster uses almost half as much energy as a full-sized oven.

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