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25 Crazy Things You May Not Realize About Telephones

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It was 1876 when Alexander Graham Bell, a Scottish immigrant to the United States, was granted a patent for a device that intelligibly managed to replicate and relay the human voice via electronic signals. Overtime, phones evolved and today they have come to be among the most used small appliances in the world. In fact, most countries have more phones than people (yes, even India). Although phones were initially connected directly to each other, this system was eventually replaced by having central switching centers. And as you already known, today cell phones have become the norm. In fact, most cell phones are just mini computers. But those computers are a lot more powerful than you probably even realized. For example, your phone's computational power is greater than that of the entire Apollo Space Program. That's right, NASA could have easily used your phone to land on the moon. But enough of the fun facts, there will be a lot more of those to come. And once you get done with this list you're going to have a much bigger appreciation of that little device in your pocket. These are 25 Crazy Things You May Not Realize About Telephones! Follow us on: Twitter: https://twitter.com/list25 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/list25 Website: http://list25.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/list25/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/list25/ Check out the pic via twitter here: https://twitter.com/list25/status/727120523973390337 Check out the physical list here: http://list25.com/25-crazy-things-you-may-not-realize-about-telephones/ Mexican drug cartels are capturing engineers and forcing them to build a private phone network Nokia has been developing a way to harness radio waves that would re-charge your phone while it is on standby Although Mother's Day is the overall busiest day for phone calls, Father's Day is the busiest day for collect calls. Nomophobia is the fear of not having a phone In spite of the fact that iPhones get a lot of media attention, Android has more than 80% market share The term "cell phone" (cellular phone) is derived from the fact that the areas served by towers are divided into cells. It was first used in 1977. In 2011, a boy in Norway escaped a wolf attack by playing a heavy metal song on his phone In 2012, the FBI had to ask Google for help in unlocking a pimp's cell phone because his pattern lock was so sophisticated. Cellphones don't actually affect the operation of airplanes. The main reason the FCC doesn't want phones being used in flight is because the signal bounces off numerous towers and can potentially clog up the network In 1971, hacker John Draper used a whistle he got from a Cap'n Crunch box to hack AT&T (phone phreaking). He then placed a bunch of long distance phone calls for free. Outro Links: 25 Of The Best One Liners You Have Ever Heard: http://bit.ly/1N8gnXk 25 Strange Facts About Planes And Flying You Might Not Be Aware Of: http://bit.ly/22neRXV