Trivia Tuesday – Well, it’s still Tuesday here!

It is my turn at this Trivia Tuesday thing and I had completely forgotten about it! That was until I logged into Blogger’s World this afternoon and looked at the date and thought

“hmmm….I was supposed to do something here this week!”

and then it struck me like lightning…

“Damn it…I am late, it’s Trivia Tuesday and it is my turn!”

Well like they say “Better late than never!” right? So here’s my list of interesting facts for your consumption! Let me know which one you liked the best.

  1. Since I am known to be an IT geek, I thought let the first one be something from my chosen career path…that’s right, the IT field.

Did you know?

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It took 51 years before hard disk drives reached the size of 1 TB (Terabyte equivalent to 1,000 GB – Gigabytes). This happened in the year 2007. However, in the year 2009 we went from 1 TB to 2 TB hard disk storage drives. So while it took 51 years to reach the first terabyte, it took us only 2 years to reach the second!

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  1. The World’s Deepest Hotel Room is 65 Million Years Old?

Did you know?

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The World’s deepest hotel room is located 220 feet below the surface in a 65 million year old cave. The man who discovered the cave did so by accident when he fell into it in the year 1927. The cave had exceptionally well-preserved remains of humans and animals inside it; researchers uncovered the fact that the cave is bone dry, so anything that dies there becomes mummified.

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  1. You Can Thank The Actress Once Dubbed ‘The Most Beautiful Woman In The World’ For That WiFi You’re Using!

Did you know?

Actress Hedy Lamarr was once dubbed ‘the most beautiful woman in the world.’ She was also a mathematician and inventor of frequency hopping spread spectrum, a technology used for Bluetooth and WiFi.

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As WWII escalated, Lamarr was motivated to find a way to steer torpedoes by remote control using changing radio frequencies, which she called “frequency hopping,” so that the transmissions could not be jammed by enemies.

She donated her patent to the U.S. government, but the Navy rejected her designs, convinced the mechanisms would be too large to fit into a torpedo.

They responded with, “You should go raise money for the war. That’s what you should be doing instead of this silly inventing,” (which she did, raising war bonds by the millions). So she silently watched her invention become a reality under the credit of others and never made a dime from it.

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  1. The Most accurate Clock Ever Built!

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Scientists have created the most accurate clock ever built. The atomic clock is so precise that it will not lose or gain a single second in 15 billion years –  a time span greater than the estimated age of the universe itself.

It can also detect the change in gravity when raised just 2cm off the ground, and could help scientists harness the effects of the theory of relativity.

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  1. Slumber Party Barbie!

Did you know?

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In 1965, Mattel released a Slumber Party Barbie, which included hair and clothing accessories, a scale permanently set to 110 lbs, and a diet book that featured only one piece of advice: ‘DON’T EAT!’

WHAT!?! Seriously??

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