10 Fun Facts About Computers

1. The first hard drive was created in 1979 and could only hold 5 MB of data. (source)

2. The first electronic computer ENIAC weighed more than 27 tons and took up 1800 square feet. (source)

3. More than 80 percent of emails sent daily are spam. (source)

4. The first computer mouse was made with wood by Doug Engelbart in 1964. (source)

5. The first webcam was invented by a team of computer scientists at Cambridge University in 1991, the webcams were invented to keep an eye on coffee levels from the scientists desks. (source)

6. The average computer user blinks 7 times per minute, which is less than half the normal rate of 20 times per minute. (source)

7. Only about 10 percent of the world's currency is physical money, the rest only exists on computers. (source)

8. There are more than 5,000 new computer viruses released every month. (source)

9. 30,000 websites are hacked everyday. (source)

10. The first 1 GB hard drive was announced by IBM in 1980 and had a price tag of $40,000! (source)