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100 things we didn't know last year 28 Dec 2006

The BBC News Magazine Monitor has just posted a list of "100 things we didn't know last year". Here are some of the tech-related highlights:

  • 2. There are 200 million blogs which are no longer being updated, say technology analysts.
  • 18. Up to 25% of hospital keyboards carry the MRSA infection.
  • 23. More than one in eight people in the United States show signs of addiction to the internet, says a study.
  • 79. The best-value consumer purchase in terms of the price and usage is an electric kettle.
  • 81. Iceland has the highest concentration of broadband users in the world.
  • 86. Six million people use TV subtitles, despite having no hearing impairment.
  • 100. In the 1960s, the CIA used to watch Mission Impossible to get ideas about spying.

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