25 Things You Didn’t Know About The Mobile Phone

We use mobile phones everyday. Well, most people do. In fact, it’s probably hard to imagine a time before mobile phones. Why is that? It’s because they’ve become such an integral part of our daily life that the very ways in which we do business and carry out our activities has changed. Thanks to the mobile revolution there are now more phones in India than there are toilets. Is this a bad thing or a good thing? Well, both. But the fact remains that more and more people are getting connected to the internet and the mobile phone plays a huge role in that.

There is no end to the amount of digitization that our world can undergo. In fact, most of our jobs could probably be replaced by high functioning artificial intelligence at some point. Until that point though, we’re going to be stuck with our measly little smart phones. And yes, we are using the term “measly” very facetiously. That computer in your pocket is more powerful than the computer that took us to the moon. That is saying a lot. That means that using just your iphone, you could actually fly all the way to the moon and back (assuming you had rocket boosters, oxygen tanks, and radiation-resistant shielding). These are 25 things you didn’t know about the mobile phone in your hand.

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Your smart phone has more computing power than the computer that put astronauts on the moon

Your smart phone is more powerful than the computer that put astronauts on the moonSource: nasa.gov, Image: pixabay
24

On average, cell phones have 18 times more bacteria than toilet handles.

On average, cell phones have 18 times more bacteria than toilet handles.Source: nytimes, Image: wikipedia
23

Scientists have figured out how to charge phones using urine (Bristol Robotics Laboratory)

Scientists have figured out how to charge phones using urine (Bristol Robotics Laboratory)Source: bbc, Image: pixabay
22

Nomophobia is the fear of not having your cell phone

Nomophobia is the fear of not having your cell phoneSource: wikipedia, Image: pixabay
21

In 2012 iPhone sales (over $22 billion) were worth more than all Microsoft products combined (over $17 billion)

In 2012 iPhone sales (over $22 billion) were worth more than all Microsoft products combined (over $17 billion)Source: reddit, Image: pixabay
20

In Britain, nearly 100,000 cell phones are dropped down toilets every year

In Britain, nearly 100,000 cell phones are dropped down toilets every yearSource: 1,227 Quite Interesting Facts to Blow Your Socks Off by John Lloyd, Image: SuSanA Secretariat via Flickr
19

Most internet users in China access the internet via mobile phones. Not Pc's.

Most internet users in China don't have PCs. They have mobile phonesSource: thenextweb.com, Image: pixabay
18

If it is fully charged once per day, the iPhone consumes 25 cents of electricity annually

If it is fully charged once per day, the iPhone consumes 25 cents of electricity annuallySource: forbes.com, Image: pixabay
17

Smartphone technology is based on more than 250,000 individual patents

Smartphone technology is based on more than 250,000 individual patentsSource: nytimes, Image: thebluediamondgallery.com
16

An average person unlocks their smart phone 110 times every day

An average person unlocks their smart phone 110 times every daySource: time.com, Image: pixabay
15

In Finland, mobile phone throwing is an actual sport

In Finland, mobile phone throwing is an actual sportSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
14

The first cell phones sold in the US in 1983 cost $4,000

The first cell phones sold in the US in 1983 cost $4,000Source: wikipedia
13

In 2012, Apple sold 340,000 iPhones every single day

In 2012, Apple sold 340,000 iPhones every single daySource: forbes, Image: pixabay
12

In Japan, the vast majority of cell phones are waterproof because people are accustomed to using them even in the shower

In Japan, the vast majority of cell phones are waterproof because people are accustomed to using them even in the showerSource: wikipedia, Image: pixabay
11

Martin Cooper, a former inventor for Motorola, made the first cell phone call in 1973

Martin Cooper, a former inventor for Motorola, made the first cell phone call in 1973Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
10

More than 250,000 million Nokia 1100 phones were sold. That made the Nokia brick the best selling electrical device in history

More than 250,000 million Nokia 1100 phones were sold. That made the Nokia brick the best selling electrical device in historySource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
9

There is no evidence that radiation from cell phones is harmful

There is no evidence that radiation from cell phones is harmfulSource: wikipedia, Image: pixabay
8

There are more people on Earth with mobile phones than with toilets

There are more people on Earth with mobile phones than with toiletsSource: forbes, Image: pixabay
7

Facebook and Youtube account for over 30% of the data sent to and from mobile devices

Facebook and Youtube account for over 30% of the data sent to and from mobile devicesSource: mashable.com, Image: pixabay
6

65% of smart phone users don't download any apps

65% of smart phone users don't download any appsSource: qz.com, Image: pixabay
5

99% of mobile malware is targeted at Android phones

99% of mobile malware is targeted at Android phonesSource: dailydot.com, Image: pixabay
4

47% of smartphone users in the US say they couldn't live without their phone

47% of smartphone users in the US say they couldn't live without their phoneSource: pewresearch.org, Image: pixabay
3

The mobile phone industry is the fastest growing industry on Earth

The mobile phone industry is the fastest growing industry on EarthSource: ibtimes, Image: pixabay
2

Sonim XP3300 Force is the toughest phone in the world according to the Guinness Book of World Records. It fell from 84 feet and wasn't damaged

Sonim XP3300 Force is the toughest phone in the world according to the Guinness Book of World Records. It fell from 84 feet and wasn't damagedSource: Guinness Book of World Records, Image: pixabay
1

70% of mobile phones are manufactured in China

70% of mobile phones are manufactured in ChinaSource: wikipedia, Image: pixabay


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