Your phone could fly you to the moon and other fun facts about mobiles

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Your phone could fly you to the moon and other fun facts about mobiles

  • 31st May 2017
  • Six Ticks Limited

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Here at Six Ticks we are not afraid to admit that when it comes to weird and wonderful facts and stats we are supergeeks – especially when they are about technology!

So today we thought we'd share some of our favourite facts about mobile phones, courtesy of www.factslides.com:

  • ✔ Your mobile phone has more computing power than the computers used for the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969!
  • ✔ In 1983 the first mobile phones went on sale in the US for almost $4,000 each!
  • ✔ Apple sold 340,000 iPhones per day in 2012
  • ✔ Mobile phones have 18 times more bacteria than toilet handles – ew!
  • ✔ In Japan 90% of mobile phones are waterproof because youngsters even use them in the shower
  • ✔ Scientists have developed a way of charging mobile phones through urine
  • ✔ The first mobile phone call was made in 1973 by Martin Cooper a former Motorola inventor
  • ✔ Nomophobia is the fear of losing your phone or being without a signal
  • ✔ Over 250 million of the classic Nokia 1100 phone were sold making it the most popular gadget in history – ah, how we miss a good game of 'Snake'
  • ✔ 100,000 mobile phones are dropped down the toilet in the UK every year – I have to admit I was one of those 100,000, my iPhone met a watery grave
  • ✔ The average person unlocks their mobile device 110 times per day
  • ✔ Mobile phone throwing is an official sport in Finland
  • ✔ In 2015 more people died taking selfies than by shark attacks

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