Facebook Facts

Facebook is the world’s 3rd most visited website (after Google and YouTube). As of the 3rd quarter of 2019, Facebook has 2.45 billion monthly active users.

India has the highest number of Facebook users followed by the United States and Indonesia. There are more than 269 million users in India, 183 million in the US, and 123 million in Indonesia.

Facebook was the 4th most downloaded app worldwide in the first quarter of 2019, with more than 170 million installs. WhatsApp (owned by Facebook) topped with the list with more than 223 million new installs.

51% of American teens and 71% of American adults use Facebook, the highest penetration of any social networking sites by far. However, teens are expected to drop to 37% by 2022.

About 57% of the global Facebook audience are male and 43% are female. However, in the United States, 56% of Facebook users are female and 44% are male.

Demographics For American Audience Less than 10% of Facebook users come from the United States. About 75% of those users live in urban areas, followed by suburban (67%), and then rural (58%).

FB education demographics 

  • 77% of adults with graduation degree use Facebook
  • 71% of adults with some college experience use Facebook
  • 60% of adults who have a high school diploma or less use Facebook

FB income demographics 

  • 75% of adults who make more than $75,000 use Facebook
  • 72% of adults who make between $30,000 and $74,999 use Facebook
  • 66% of adults who make less than $30,000 use Facebook

Nearly 3/4 Of Facebook Users Log In Daily

Facebook is a part of a daily routine for 74% of its users. They log in to their Facebook account (via desktop or mobile app) at least once a day. 17% of users log in weekly while 9% of users go more than a week without logging into Facebook.

300 Million People Share Facebook Stories Each Day More than 300 million people use Facebook Stories daily. Although this is far less than the 500 million who use Instagram Stories each day, it is still a significantly large audience. Stories attract more attention because they appear at the top of the screen in an immersive and ephemeral format. This is why there are 2 million monthly active advertisers on Stories as of 2019.

Over 350 Million Photos Are Uploaded Every Day Back in 2013, Facebook revealed that its users have uploaded more than 250 billion photos. At that time, more than 350 million photos were being uploaded on a daily basis. This is equivalent to 243,000 uploads per minute and 4,000 uploads per second. Since 2013, the company hasn’t released new data but the numbers have been more than doubled and a significant increase is expected by the next few years.

Facebook Stores Over 300 Petabytes of Data Facebook has one of the largest data warehouses in the world, storing more than 300 petabytes (300,000,000 gigabytes). The data is used for various applications, ranging from batch processing and machine learning to graph analytics and real-time interactive analytics.

85% of Facebook Videos Are Watched With The Sound Off Although Facebook hosts about 8 billion views per day on its platform, as much as 85% of these video views happen without sound. Moreover, people spend three times as much time watching a live video than a pre-recorded one.

15% Of Americans Who Use Social Media Shop On Facebook In the United States, about 15% of people who use social media find/shop for products and services on Facebook. Pinterest is the most successful platform in this area, with an overwhelming lead at 47%.

Facebook handles 2 Billion Searches Per Day People use Facebook Search to find their friends and what other people are saying about a topic. The platform handles over 2 billion such searches each day against the 2.5 trillion posts. The search results are personalized and include friends’ posts as well as public posts.

26% Of US Adults Deleted the Facebook App From Their Phone Facebook has had some tough years, with many scandals and backlash. One of the major scandals occurred in early 2018 when it was revealed that Cambridge Analytica used personal data of millions of peoples’ Facebook accounts without their consent for political advertising purposes. Because of such issues, 54% of American adults changed their privacy settings, 42% of adults took a break from checking their Facebook profiles for several weeks, and about 26% of users deleted the app from their smartphone in 2018. Read: 7 Best Facebook Alternatives That Keep Your Data Private

74% Of Users Are Not Aware That Facebook Collects Their Information Facebook makes it quite easy for its users to access their ‘ad preferences’ that shows how algorithms list their interests and traits for advertisers. However, according to the Pew Research Center study conducted in 2018, 74% of adult Facebook users in America weren’t aware of the fact that the company collects their personal information.

There Are Over 90 Million Small Business On Facebook As of 2019, more than 90 million small businesses use Facebook. The vast majority of them leverage free tools, such as Facebook Groups, Pages, Messenger. According to the Facebook official report, 50% of them have been able to grow their businesses and hire more people.

An Average User Clicks On An Ad Once In 3 Days A typical Facebook user clicks on 11 ads per month. Men click on fewer ads (10 per month) than women (14). Although the click-through rate is not so impressive, Facebook generates decent revenue just by showing ads.

94% Of Ad Revenue Comes From Smartphones It’s quite surprising that only 6% of Facebook’s advertising revenue comes from desktop. In Q2 2018, 9% of ad revenue came from desktop. While high saturation levels have been achieved across many developed countries, mobile penetration continues to increase within emerging markets.

Facebook Loses Millions of Dollars For Every Hour Of Downtime In 2018, the company reported $55.8 billion in revenue. If we break it down into days, hours and minutes, the numbers look this: Daily: $152 million Hourly: $6.4 million Every minute: $106,700

Money Facts

People are obsessed with money, and for good reason. It runs the world. But you don’t need to know that much about money to use it. And yet, the more you know, the more fascinating money becomes. Consider these 10 interesting facts about money:

  1. The bills and coins we know today are a relatively recent invention. For the longest time, people use ordinary objects like ivory, cows, and crop that could be bartered for other goods and services.

2. Before modern banks entered the picture, people would keep their money in religious temples. They typically had the strongest security.

3. Pythius is the first recorded banker. He was an Asia Minor Merchant who lived in the 5th century B.C.

4. John Shepherd-Barron invented the ATM. The first version of this machine made its debut at a London Barclays Bank Branch in 1967.

5. The first US dollar was issued in 1875. But their currency sign ($) was already in use before that year. It was a general representation of foreign currency. You will find that the currency sign ($) has never appeared on any US Currency.

6. ‘Money’, the word, comes from the Romans. Their coins were made in the temple of Juno Moneta. Moneta was the goddess of women and marriage. More importantly, it is from ‘Moneta’, the name, that ‘Money’ and ‘Mint‘ are derived.

7. Before 1945, the Americans had a ten-thousand-dollar bill. This is the largest bill the US ever circulated. Only a few hundred $10,000 bills exist today.

8. The fact that some of those $10,000 bills exist is important. Yes, their production was discontinued. But they are still legal tender. However, their value exceeds $10,000.

9. During WWII, Britain started adding metal threads to its notes. This was in response to Nazi Germany’s strategy to devalue the Pound Sterling (£) by flooding the market with counterfeit notes.

10. Interestingly enough, the UK has spent a millennium engraving its coins with the images of their reigning Monarchs. There was a time when the average citizen’s understanding of the reigning Monarch’s appearance was informed by the image they saw on coins.

15 surprising facts about love

Think you know all there is to know about love? Think again. Here are 15 of the most surprising facts about love we’ve found

1. Love at first sight does exist

In fact, it takes less than four minutes to decide whether you have feelings for someone or not.

2. The eyes have it

Your eyes don’t lie – watch your pupils dilate when you look at someone you love.

3. He says it first

One of the most surprising facts about love – men are generally quicker to say, ‘I love you’ in relationships than women.

4. The look of love is enough

Just looking at a photo of your significant other can alleviate physical pain.

5. Love is a drug

Falling in love has the same neurological effects as cocaine!

6. Forget opposites attract

In fact, people with a similar level of attractiveness are more likely to end up together.

7. Say thank you to stay happy

Expressing gratitude towards the people you love causes an immediate spike in your happiness levels.

8. He wants to commit

A recent survey by the experts at eharmony and relationship charity Relate found that single men feel more pressure to settle down than women.

9. Break-ups take time

The physical and mental pain of a break-up lasts for 26 days on average.

10. Thrill seekers attract partners

If you choose an adrenalin-fuelled date activity, your potential partner may well seem more attractive.

11. Tie the knot

The knot is a symbol of eternal love in many cultures.

12. We’re not the only monogamous species

Gibbons, wolves, beavers, and swans are just a few of the animals that mate for life.

13. There’s no such thing as ‘the one’

People fall in love seven times, on average, before getting married.

14. Love yourself first

People who have high self-esteem tend to have longer, more successful relationships than those who don’t.

15. Always kiss goodbye

A study has shown that men who kiss their wives in the morning could live up to five years longer.

25 Amazing Facts About Mobile Phones

  1. Have you ever used Nokia 1100? Be proud, it was the bestselling electrical gadget in history with more than 250 million pieces sold

2. $4000 is the cost of first mobile phone in us, in 1983.

3. In 2012 Apple sold more than 340,000 iPhones per day, which is around 4 per second. Also see amazing facts about Apple.inc and evolution of iOS.

4. Be careful while using your mobile phone, it has 18 times more bacteria than toilet handles.

5. Is your phone water proof? 90% of mobile phones in Japan, are waterproof.

6. Insomnia, confusion and headaches are caused due to mobile phone radiation. Experts have identified ringxiety, nomophobia, telephonophobia and frigensophobia as conditions that can effect people.

7. This sounds odd, but you can charge your phone by using urine, scientists developed it.

8. The first mobile call was made by Martin Cooper in 1973.

9. Do you know that the present mobile phones have more computing power than the computers used for the Apollo 11 to land on the moon.

10. In Britain more than 100,000 mobile phones are dropped down in the toilet every year.

11. In 1993, world’s first Smartphone was debuted at Florida’s Wireless World Conference by BellSouth Cellular, it has a LCD touch screen display.  This was designed by IBM and named as Simon ,priced at $899 and only 2000 Simmons are made at that time.

12. In U.S., the mobile phone towers and antennas are often disguised. Engineers have developed ways to install the equipment into telephone poles, clock faces, church roofs and even in signs. Even mobile phone tower is often disguised as plastic trees.

13.  70% of mobile phones are manufactured in. china

14.  Around 80% of the world’s population has a mobile phone.

15.  More than 90% of adults have their mobile phone within arm’s reach all the time.

16.  There are more mobile phones than PCs, the ratio  is 5 times.

17.  More than 4 billion people own mobile phones.  But only 3.5 billion use a toothbrush.

18.  Within 3 minutes of delivery, 90% of text messages are read.

19.  More than 80% of adults in U.S. own a mobile phone.

20.  What is your monthly mobile phone bill?  142,000 pounds is the highest ever mobile bill  by Celina Aarons.

21.  According to Guinness World Records, Sonim XP3300 Force is recognized as the toughest phone.  It survived an 84ft drop without any operational damage.

22.  Mobile phone industry is the fastest growing industry in the world.

23.  iPhone 5 Black Diamond is the costliest phone in the world, which costs $15 million.  It will take nine weeks to build, made of 135 gram solid gold of 24 carat and the chassis was inlaid with 600 white diamonds.

24. 74 % of smartphone users use their mobile phone to help with shopping, of which 79% ultimately making a purchase.

25.  Mobile phone users mostly spend their time on games and social networking(49% and 30% respectively).

Interesting Facts About Seas and Oceans

  1. The area that is now the Mediterranean Sea was once dry, but about 5 million years ago the Atlantic Ocean poured through the Strait of Gibraltar at a rate 1000 times that of the Amazon, filling the Mediterranean Sea in about 2 years

2. Heracleion, an ancient Egyptian city that was swallowed by the Mediterranean Sea about 1,200 years ago, was discovered in 2000 and has been the site of an underwater excavation since then.

3. 10,000 shipping containers are lost at sea each year and 10% of those hold toxic chemicals which may leak into the ocean

4. “Sailing the Seven Seas” originally referred to the seven bodies of water Arabian traders crossed to reach China.

5. Sea monsters on medieval maps were originally used to indicate the unexplored territories.

6. 29,000 rubber ducks were lost at sea in 1992, and are still being found, revolutionizing mankind’s knowledge of ocean science

7. In the 16th and 17th centuries, two thirds of Denmark’s income used to come from charging people to enter or leave the Baltic sea, those that refused to pay were sunk

8. There is a massive load of 52 gallon drums containing mustard gas and nerve agents at the bottom of the seas near Ireland and England

9. Every year Finland gets about 7km2 bigger because it is rebounding from the weight of ice age glaciers and rising out of the sea.

10. Sea ice is drinkable because it has a tenth as much salt as sea water does. This is because ice will not incorporate sea salt into its crystal structure.

11. Aral Sea, once the fourth largest lake in the world, is now just 10% of its original size after Soviet engineers diverted water from its feeder rivers to cotton crops in the desert and is considered one of the worst environmental disasters in history.

12. Hot hydrothermal vents at the ocean Sea bed heat the water up to 400°C and the pressure of the water above stops it from boiling.

13. 10,000 years ago, every human’s eyes were brown until someone living by the Black Sea developed a genetic mutation turning brown eyes blue

14. Baltic sea doesn’t mix with the North Sea due to the difference of the density

15. In 1966, the US lost a hydrogen bomb in the Mediterranean Sea, and struggled to find it. Finally, a Spanish fisherman helped them find it, and asked for the $20 million finder’s reward that the US owed according to law. Air Force eventually settled out of court for an undisclosed sum.

Youtube Facts

1) 1 billion hours of video are watched on YouTube every day.

2) Every minute, more than 500 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube.

3) YouTube has over 2 billion users, almost one-third of all people on the Internet.

4). The First YouTube Video was uploaded in April 2005, featuring its co-founder Jawed Karim at the San Diego Zoo

5) Music video ‘Gangnam Style’ was so popular, it broke YouTube’s view counter, which had to be upgraded

6) You can navigate YouTube in more than 80 different languages, covering 95% of the Internet population

7) 32 million inappropriate videos were removed from YouTube in 2018 by a team of 10,000 reviewers.

8) The woman who rented her garage to Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1998 when they were creating Google later became the CEO of YouTube.

9) Anne Frank is on YouTube. She was captured on film while leaning out of her window to get a good look of a wedding.

10) YouTube’s early headquarters were situated above a pizzeria and Japanese restaurant in San Mateo, California.

11) YouTube is the second largest search engine, right after Google. It’s bigger than Bing, Yahoo!, and Ask combined.

12) US$ 22 millionwere earned by 7-year-old YouTube star Ryan, from Toysreview, in 2018.

13) The most disliked video on YouTube is 1.4 core with over 4,400,000 dislikes.

14) 60% of YouTube‘s 1,000 most popular videos are blocked in Germany.

15) YouTube’s ten highest-earning channels made anywhere from US$2.5 million to US$12 million in 2015.

Heart Facts

  1. Every day, your heart creates enough energy to drive a truck for 20 miles (32 km).

2. Your heart can keep beating even if it is separated from the body because it has its own electrical impulse

3. 75 trillion cells receive blood from the heart. Only the corneas don’t.

4. Having an orgasm at
least 3 times a weekcuts in half the likelihood of coronary heart disease

5. Your heart will pump nearly
1.5 million barrels of blood
during your lifetime, enough to
fill 200 train tank cars

6. Instead of chest pains, heart attacks in women have nausea, indigestion, and shoulder aches

7. Owning a cat can reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes by more than a third, researchers found.

8. Multivitamins increase the risk of cancer and heart disease, according to recent studies

9. Your heartbeat changes and mimics the music you listen to.

10. Your left lung is smaller than your right lung to make room for your heart

11 A man received the heart of a suicide victim, married his widow, and years later killed himself on the same way his donor did.

12. Vegetarians are 19% less likely to die from heart disease, a study found.

13. Eating dark chocolate every day reduces the risk of heart disease by one-third

14. Couples who are in love
synchronize their
heart rates

after gazing into each others’ eyes for three minutes

15. The human heart is not on the left-hand side of the body; it’s in the middle.

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Our Universe

We are all inhabitants of this universe, within which we sit upon the Earth inside our solar system in the Milky Way galaxy. There are a vast number of things that scientists have discovered about our universe that you likely don’t realize. From the astounding to the confounding, here are 17 things that you probably didn’t know about our universe.

  1. Each year the moon moves 3.8 cm away from the Earth It’s true, the moon is actually slowly spinning away from Earth and in a few billions of years, it could actually cause the Earth to become very unstable

2. The Sun makes up 99% of the mass in the entire solar system

The sun is roughly 109 times the diameter of Earth and could hold over 1 million of our planets.

3. There are 10 billion trillion stars in the universe at minimum, In more scientific terms, this is more than 10 raised to the 22nd power stars.

4. About 275 million new stars are born each day

This equates out to about 100 billion each year.

5. It takes a photon about 170,000 years to travel from the core of the sun to the surface

This occurs as energy slowly radiates outward through the Sun’s radiation zone.

6. The center of our galaxy tastes like raspberries and smells like rum

Based on studies of the dust at the center of our galaxy, amino acids present suggest that this is how it might taste.

7. Earth’s rotation slows by about 17 milliseconds a century

This means that our days get longer by about 2 milliseconds every ten years.

8. The Earth is 93 million miles from the Sun

Driving non-stop at 60 mph, we would get there in 177 years. Although things might get a little hot before then.

9. There are mirrors on the moon that allow us to calculate its precise distance from Earth

These were placed there during the Apollo missions. We to this day shine lasers at them and monitor the moon’s distance given that we know the speed of light

10. The Milky Way rotates at about 250 kilometers per second and completes a revolution every 200 million years

We’re on a rotating sphere orbiting a star inside a rotation solar system inside a rotating galaxy inside an expanding universe. Trippy.

Facts about the Milky Way

  1. The Milky Way is a disk that measures about 120,000 light years across, with a central bulge that has a diameter of about 12,000 light years. The disk is not perfectly flat though, it is warped due to our neighboring galaxies Large and Small Magellanic clouds. These two galaxies have been pulling on the matter in our galaxy like a game of tug-of-war.

2. Our galaxy is made up of about 90% dark matter, matter that cannot be seen, and about 10% “luminous matter”, or matter that we can see with our eyes. This large quantity of dark matter causes an invisible halo that has been demonstrated by simulations of how the Milky Way spins. If the dark matter did not exist then the stars within the Milky Way would orbit much slower than has been observed.

3. The Milky Way is only a medium sized galaxy with an estimated 200 billion stars. The largest galaxy we know of is called IC 1101 and has over 100 trillion stars.

4. About 10-15% of the Milky Way’s visible matter is made of dust and gas, with the rest being stars. On a clear night, the dusty ring of the Milky Way can be seen in the night sky

5. In order for the Milky Way to achieve its current size and shape it has consumed other galaxies throughout its history. Our galaxy is currently consuming the Canis Major Dwarf Galaxy by adding the smaller galaxy’s stars to its own spiral.

6. Since we are located about 26,000 light years from the Milky Way’s center we cannot take pictures of the disk. Any representation that you have ever seen of our galaxy is either a different spiral galaxy or what an artist thinks it might look like.

7. Like most larger galaxies, the Milky Way has a supermassive black hole at its center called Sagittarius A*. This black hole has an estimated diameter of 14 million miles, which does not include the disk of mass being drawn into it. This outer disk has about 14.6 million times the mass of our Sun in what would be similar to the orbit of the Earth!

8. Scientists estimate that the Universe is about 13.7 billion years old and that the Milky Way is about 13.6 billion years old. Although the main parts of the galaxy were formed in the early days of the Universe, the disk and the bulge did not fully form until about 10-12 billion years ago

9. The Virgo Supercluster contains at least 100 galaxy groups and clusters, and is about 110 million light-years in diameter. A 2014 study shows that the Virgo Supercluster is only one lobe of a greater supercluster called Laniakea.

10. Everything in space, including the Milky Way, is moving. The Earth moves around the Sun, the Sun moves in the Milky Way, and the Milky Way cruises through space. The Cosmic Microwave Background radiation, radiation left over from the Big Bang, is used as a reference point to measure the velocity of things moving in space. The Local Group of galaxies, which the Milky Way is part of, is estimated to be moving at about 600 km/s or 2.2 million km/hr!

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Mind-Blowing Facts About Outer Space

  1. We’re able to have solar eclipses because the sun is exactly 400 times the size of the moon, but the moon is 400 times closer to Earth.

That’s right, you can thank simple geometry for one of the most stunning natural phenomenons. The perfect matchup of those proportions is why it appears that the moon perfectly obscures the sun during a total eclipse. But thanks to the moon’s changing orbit, in about 50 million years, it will no longer blot out the sun perfectly.

2. The sun makes up more than 99% of the solar system’s mass.

The sun is frickin’ HUGE. The rest of the solar system’s mass is split among the eight planets and their own little moons, comets, asteroids and assorted dust and gas surrounding the sun.

3. And if the sun were the size of a typical front door, Earth would be the size of a nickel.

Hey everyone, we’re living on a tiny planet. So tiny, in fact, that more than one million Earths could fit inside the sun.

4. There’s an asteroid that has rings, like Saturn.

Chariklo is a “small object” (aren’t we all) that has two icy rings around it (don’t we all). It orbits between Saturn and Uranus, and it’s only about 154 miles across.

5. There’s also a planet made of diamonds that’s two times the size of Earth.

The “super earth,” aka 55 Cancri e, is most likely covered in graphite and diamond, making our dirt and water planet look like a real dud.

6. And it rains diamonds on Jupiter and Saturn

Hailstones made of diamond form when “lightning storms turn methane into soot (carbon) which as it falls hardens into chunks of graphite and then diamond,” according to the BBC. The largest diamonds are about one centimeter in diameter

7. Oh, and there’s another planet where it rains glass sideways.

In 2013, the Hubble telescope spotted a blue planet that kind of looked a lot like Earth — except that that planet has a temperature of about 1,832 degrees Fahrenheit, and it rains glass sideways, at about 4,300 miles per hour.

8. All of space is almost completely silent.

In space, no one can hear you scream, but no one can really hear anything, anyway. There are some vibrations and sound waves that are imperceptible to humans, but overall, space is a vacuum, and it’s pretty darn quiet.

9. One of Saturn’s moons is walnut-shaped because it’s absorbed some of Saturn’s rings. view Image

Look at the little UFO-shaped planet! Pan’s distinctive equatorial ridge isn’t because it really wants to look like a ravioli; instead, it’s because the moon accumulates some of Saturn’s runoff ring particles as it orbits. Scientists first theorized that Pan had its unusual shape in 2007, but it wasn’t confirmed until it was photographed for the first time in March 2017.

10. The largest asteroid in the solar system is a whopping 329 miles in diameter.

It’s called Vesta, and yes, 329 miles is really big — that’s about 25 times the length of Manhattan.