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Did you know that the average person unlocks his or her smartphone 110 times each day?
We bet you don’t even have a clue about the next 20 fun facts about mobile phones and their users!
Remember, you are one of them, enjoy!
- In Japan, 90% of mobile phones are waterproof because youngsters use them even in the shower;
- Mobile Phone Throwing is an official sport in Finland;
- In Malaysia, it’s legal to divorce your partner via text message ;
- More people have died by taking selfies in 2015 than by shark attacks;
- Have you ever used Nokia 1100? Be proud, it was the bestselling electrical gadget in history with more than 250 million pieces sold;
- Be careful while using your mobile phone, it has 18 times more bacteria than toilet handles;
- Insomnia, confusion and headaches are caused due to mobile phone radiation. Experts have identified Ringxiety, Nomophobia, Telephonophobia and Frigensophobia as conditions that can affect people;
- Do you know that the present mobile phones have more computing power than the computers used for the Apollo 11 to land on the moon?
- 70% of mobile phones are manufactured in China;
- More than 4 billion people own mobile phones. But only 3.5 billion use a toothbrush;
- Within 3 minutes of delivery, 90% of text messages are read;
- According to Guinness World Records, Sonim XP3300 Force is recognized as the toughest phone. It survived an 84ft drop without any operational damage;
- Mobile phone users mostly spend their time on games and social networking (49% and 30% respectively);
- Hacker Kevin Mitnick, dubbed the “most dangerous hacker in the world,” spent 8 months of his prison sentence in solitary confinement because law enforcement officials convinced a judge that he could start a nuclear war by whistling into a payphone. He listened in on FBI phone calls during the three years he evaded the FBI, left them doughnuts when he narrowly escaped raids and was chased down by a helicopter;
- Nokia is developing a method of harvesting radio-waves, which would recharge your phone while it’s on standby;
- Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak was the first owner of the phone number 888-888-8888, but it proved unusable as he was receiving over 100 wrong numbers a day, mostly from babies playing with the phone;
- If your phone’s GPS tracks itself going over 1,200 mph at an altitude higher than 60,000 feet, it legally is required to deactivate the tracking as it probably means it is being used to guide an intercontinental missile;
- The first message sent over the Washington-Moscow hotline (aka “Red phone”) was “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog 1234567890”. To make sure all keys on the teletypes were operational;
- In 1996, after a rash of unexplained pay phone thefts in Malaysia, authorities discovered that the fishermen were using them as bait. Fishermen would cut off the handsets, connected them to high-powered batteries and lowered them into the water. The electricity passing through the microphones produced a high-pitched sound that attracted fishes into their nets;
- You can use your cell phone’s camera to see if the battery in your television’s remote still has some juice in it. This only works on remotes which use infrared LEDs to communicate with devices. Phone’s camera can detect these infrared flashes when the remote is used.
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