Technology Facts

Technology Facts

There are 56 Technology Facts!

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    First four countries to have television: England, the U.S., the U.S.S.R., and Brazil.
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    Energy is being wasted if a toaster is left plugged in after use.
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    Contrary to popular belief, putting sugar in a car's gas tank will NOT ruin its engine.
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    Castor oil is used as a lubricant in jet planes.
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  • 45
    Car airbags kill 1 person for every 22 lives that they save.
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  • 46
    Attics were invented in Attica.
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  • 47
    Any modern jet is capable of breaking the sound barrier.
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  • 48
    About 39,000 gallons of water are used to produce the average car!
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  • 49
    A small airplane can fly backwards.
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  • 50
    A fully loaded supertanker traveling at normal speed takes a least twenty minutes to stop.
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  • 51
    A Citreon 2CV with an oil leak once travelled 500 miles through Italy after its gearbox was filled with bananas!
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  • 52
    A car operates at maximum economy, gas-wise, at speeds between 25 and 35 miles per hour.
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  • 53
    The United States produces enough plastic film annually to cover the entire state of Texas.
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  • 54
    In 1998, Sony accidently sold 700,000 camcorders that had the technology to see through people's clothes.
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  • 55
    An airplane mechanic invented Slinky while he was playing with engine parts and realized the possible secondary use for the springs.
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    A toaster uses almost half as much energy as a full-sized oven.
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