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The first thing ever sold over the internet was marijuana. In the 1970s, students from Stanford sold weed to students at MIT using ARPANET to arrange the transaction.

What Was The First Thing Ever Bought On The Internet? Weed, Of Course (Computer History Museum) The Internet has been a boon for commerce, but back when it was more tape and spinning reel-to-reel machines than a mysterious set of digital tubes, online shopping was a thing of the future. So what was the first …

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When David Attenborough’s series “Blue Planet II” aired in 2017, so many Chinese fans downloaded the programme on the country’s online Tencent Video channel that the internet in China temporarily slowed down

Blue Planet II is so popular in China that it ’caused the internet to temporarily slow down’ B lue Planet II is so popular that it reportedly caused internet problems in China when millions of viewers tried to stream it at the same time. According to The Sunday Times, David Attenborough could be the most-watched …

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Comcast changed their brand from “Comcast Internet” to “Xfinity” because the comcast name had become associated with poor quality and service. The name change decision was made after a Comcast technician was recorded while sleeping on a customer’s couch.

Sleepy Comcast technician gets filmed, then fired Comcast might need to reassess its employment techniques. Not only did a technician in the Washington, D.C., area find it necessary to call Comcast’s help line in order to fix a straightforward Internet connection issue, but he also fell asleep on customer Brian Finkelstein’s couch. The humorous video …

Comcast changed their brand from “Comcast Internet” to “Xfinity” because the comcast name had become associated with poor quality and service. The name change decision was made after a Comcast technician was recorded while sleeping on a customer’s couch. Read More »

The Trollface meme creator registered the said meme in 2010. As of 2015, he has already earned a little over $100,000 in licensing fees, settlements, and other payouts.

The Maker Of The Trollface Meme Is Counting His Money You’re probably familiar with this image, the infamous “trollface” that’s circulated the Internet for years. Someone drew the original trollface, and it’s 24-year-old Carlos Ramirez. Back in 2008, Ramirez should have been working on a college paper, but as was the case on most nights, …

The Trollface meme creator registered the said meme in 2010. As of 2015, he has already earned a little over $100,000 in licensing fees, settlements, and other payouts. Read More »

In 1997 Pope John Paul II had nominated St. Isidore of Seville to be the patron saint of the Internet, a seventh-century theologian and encyclopedist who tried to record everything ever known.

The patron saint of the internet is St Isidore of Seville, who tried to record everything ever known The patron saint of the internet is widely considered to be Saint Isidore of Seville, a Bishop and scholar, who was nominated for the role by the late Pope John Paul II, although the Vatican has yet …

In 1997 Pope John Paul II had nominated St. Isidore of Seville to be the patron saint of the Internet, a seventh-century theologian and encyclopedist who tried to record everything ever known. Read More »

In Finland citizens legally have the right to an internet connection, similar to education and heath care.

Finland makes broadband a ‘legal right’ Finland has become the first country in the world to make broadband a legal right for every citizen. From 1 July every Finn will have the right to access to a 1Mbps (megabit per second) broadband connection. Finland has vowed to connect everyone to a 100Mbps connection by 2015. …

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An 86-year-old wrote an upbeat review for her local paper about a new Olive Garden. She was mercilessly mocked by the Internet. Anthony Bourdain thought she had a valuable POV on small town dining. So he published a book of her reviews.

Here’s Anthony Bourdain’s Foreword to Marilyn Hagerty’s Book ‘Grand Forks’ Here is the foreword written by Anthony Bourdain for Grand Forks Herald restaurant critic Marilyn Hagerty’s new book, Grand Forks: A History of American Dining in 128 Reviews. Hagerty became a household name in 2012 when her positive review of an Olive Garden in Grand Forks, North Dakota, became a viral …

An 86-year-old wrote an upbeat review for her local paper about a new Olive Garden. She was mercilessly mocked by the Internet. Anthony Bourdain thought she had a valuable POV on small town dining. So he published a book of her reviews. Read More »

40% of the Cream of Mushroom Soup Sold in the U.S. Goes to Make Green Bean Casserole

The Origins of the Mysterious Green Bean Casserole Holiday tables are often divided over these three little words–green bean casserole. This mixture of canned soup, frozen green beans and fried onions has graced holiday buffets since the 1950s. But who came up with this trinity, and why has it become so famous? This week we’ll …

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The term “patch”, meaning a software update, originates from the days when computer code was written on physical cards with holes punched in them. If there was a change in the code, you would “patch” that section of the card with a piece of tape, covering it, and if necessary, changing it.

Patch (computing) A program tape for the 1944 Harvard Mark I, one of the first digital computers. Note physical patches used to correct punched holes by covering them. Historically, software suppliers distributed patches on paper tape or on punched cards, expecting the recipient to cut out the indicated part of the original tape (or deck), …

The term “patch”, meaning a software update, originates from the days when computer code was written on physical cards with holes punched in them. If there was a change in the code, you would “patch” that section of the card with a piece of tape, covering it, and if necessary, changing it. Read More »

Many of the “Real Facts” printed inside Snapple bottle caps are outdated, incomplete, inaccurate or just plain false.

We Fact-Checked Snapple’s ‘Real Facts’ Of course a duck’s quack echoes. But claims to the contrary are so often repeated that the BBC has aired audio proof of the echo, Mythbusters has investigated the acoustics of a quack’s reverberations, and others still have uploaded Internet videos of waterfowl in sound studios selected to amplify the …

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