Intriguing Facts About the Internet

Intriguing Facts About the Internet

The Internet is utilized far and wide every day for such a large number of different reasons that it's hard to recall how we at any point got along without it. The Internet  is such a fundamental piece of our life that occasionally we underestimate its magnificence and its inconceivable journey in the course of the last 40 or more years. We've arranged a short rundown of 10 intriguing and marvelous internet facts that you might not have known.

7 People control the whole internet

  • Yes, you heard it right. There are seven people assigned to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) who hold seven different keys. In the case of a Catastrophe, these seven people can meet again and restore the state of the Internet.

There are seven copies of the original key, in case if one of them gets misplaced or if something goes wrong.

The first ever email was sent in 1971

  • The email was sent by Ray Tomlinson (US programmer) who invented the email system. The “@” symbol was used to signify that the email was sent to a person and not a dumb machine (computer). Sad that he doesn’t remember the exact message he sent back then

85,000+ websites are hacked every day

  • WordPress and Joomla are the most affected CMS (content management systems) on the Internet.

22% of internet users come from China.

  • China is the country with the most internet users in the world. According to the 2014 data, 642 million internet users were from China at the time, representing 22% of the total internet population. This number has only increased since.
  • The list of top 20 countries by the number of internet users is dominated by China. It has so many internet users that the next 3 countries combined, the US, India, and Japan, barely reach the Chinese number.

100,000 internet domains are deleted every day.

  • In the same vein, the number of deleted and transferred domains remained similar for the last decade. Approximately 100,000 domain names are deleted every day, while 160,000 are transferred from one owner to another. This leaves us with a daily surplus of around 20,000 new internet domains.

The most expensive internet domain was sold for $49.7 million.

  • Some of the publicly available reports of internet domain sales can make your head spin thanks to the vast sums involved. The most expensive publicly reported internet domain is which was sold for 49.7 million dollars, according to the available internet stats. Interestingly, the second most expensive domain ever was also from the insurance niche; was sold for $35.6 million.

The first spam email was sent in 1978 over ARPNET by a guy named Gary Thuerk. He was selling computers.

Pizza is the Most Digitally Photographed Food

Pizza is the Most Digitally Photographed Food


Around 80% of the images on the internet are of Naked women

  • The internet is pretty much attracted to naked ladies and explicit materials. We did a bit research on this, and the data seems believable.
  • 12% Of all existing websites online are NSFW.
  • 1 out of every three downloads is NSFW.
  • Sunday is the day of maximum consumption.
  • The online adult industry makes 3000$ a second.

51% of all internet’s traffic is Fake

  • Humans make up 49% of the entire traffic; various bots and spamming software trigger the rest. No doubt, we would have faster connectivity if they weren’t leeching on bandwidth!

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