Technology

Can you fold a piece of paper more than 7 times?

Yes, absolutely. A piece of paper can, in fact,be folded more than 7 times.  It has been done many times in many places all around the world. It’s just that the people who accomplished the feat used a lot of paper! In other words, it was not a piece of paper that you could simply tear from some notebook. Also, there were numerous people involved in the process.

What is the only man-made structure visible from space.

Spanning 21,196 km in length, the Great Wall of China is the only man-made structure visible from space.

How many words can you write using one standard pencil?

The average lead pencil will draw a line 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words.  More than 2 billion pencils are manufactured each year in the United States. If these were laid end to end they would circle the world nine times.

How many watts do you consume while awake?

On average people’s brain consumed 25 watts while awake. That energy amount is enough to illuminate a lightbulb.

Who Invented the Passenger Elevator?

The man who solved the elevator safety problem, making skyscrapers possible, was Elisha Otis, who is generally known as the inventor of the modern elevator. In 1852, Otis came up with a design that had a safety “brake.”

What was the first commercial product to have a bar code?

40 years ago today: Wrigley gum the first product to have its bar code scanned. A 10-pack of Wrigley Juicy Fruit gum was the first item scanned for its UPC in a grocery store 40 years ago in 1974. A 10-pack of Wrigley Juicy Fruit gum was the first item scanned for its UPC in a grocery store 40 years ago in 1974.

When was the first website created?

The first website built was at CERN within the border of France, and was first put online on 6 August 1991: Info.cern.ch was the address of the world’s first-ever web site and web server, running on a NeXT computer at CERN.