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Imagine ten years ago someone telling you that in the future more people would check the time using their phone than a watch? Or there would be more mobile phones in the world than toothbrushes.

Technology is an amazing thing. And when a truly revolutionary product is created, consumers will absorb this technology quickly. History will likely look back at the mobile phone as one of the greatest periods of advancements in our lives.

Mobile shapes so much in our lives. From how we research, shop even interact with others. It impacts our social skills (sometimes in a  negative light). It even impacts how students learn. Today they can spend more time thinking and working in teams, and less memorizing in isolation.

To this day I still wonder, why I had to learn that Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin.  Some will get that (joke) while others will not. Not only did I just digress but dated myself.

Below are some fun mobile phone facts courtesy of

  1. Your mobile phone has more computing power than the computers used for the Apollo 11 landing
  2. In 1983, the first mobile phones went on sale in the U.S. at almost $4,000 each
  3. Apple sold 340,000 iPhones per day in 2012
  4. Mobile phones have 18 times more bacteria than toilet handles
  5. In Japan, 90% of mobile phones are waterproof because youngsters use them even in the shower
  6. Nomophobia is the fear of being without your mobile phone or losing your signal
  7. More people in the world have mobile phones than toilets
  8. China has more internet users on mobile devices than on PCs
  9. 65% of smartphone users download zero apps per month
  10. The average person unlocks his or her smartphone 110 times each day
  11. 47% of millennials said in a survey they sometimes use their Smartphones to avoid people around them