A Few Facts to Blow Your Mind!

Here are some amazing facts to make you enthusiastic about the future dear GAGers!

1. Fastest internet connection ever achieved is 43 Tbps.

Imagine downloading a 1GB movie in about 0.2 milliseconds. That could very well be a possibility after a team of researchers at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), were able to transmit 43 terabits (Tb) per second over a single optical fiber with just one laser transmitter. 43Tbps equals a transfer rate of around 5.4 TB per second, somewhere around 5,300 GBs. I wonโ€™t fault you for reading that sentence twice.

Also in some states internet providers grant a near 100 Gbps internet speed. It's a shame that my internet speed with adsl reaches hardly 14 Mbps...


2. Power of the human eye

It is known that the best cameras ever made by humans shoot pics at about 100 megapixels. This is however no match for the human eye which is estimated to be able to capture the environment at about 576 megapixels! How crazy is that?! Also, to get a better understanding of its abilities consider this: Stars that we watch romantically with our partner at night are a few million or even billion of light years away... yet the human eye is able to distinguish them and see them clearly!

3. Fastest supercomputer in the world

Tianhe 2 which performs 33.86 petaFLOPS (PFLOPS), or 33.86 quadrillion floating point operations per second. It's a Chinese supercomputer which uses 32,000 Intel Xeon E5-2692 12C with 2.200 GHz 48,000 Xeon Phi 31S1P processors. It's Memory is 1,375 TiB (1,000 TiB CPU and 375 TiB coprocessor) and has a total storage of 12.4 PB.

4. Human nervous system

It is calculated that if we could take the nerves out of a human body and we stretched them vertically we could cover about 1/3 of the distance eath-moon. Humans are indeed a miracle!

5. Biggest star we know of

UY SCUTI with the astounding diameter of 2.378.704.272 kilometers! It would take a plane to circle it once 2.643.004,746 hours!

That's it for now GAGers!

Stay tuned for more!๐Ÿ˜‰


Most Helpful Girl

  • Yea, mind wasn't blown, but these are great. I knew some already though. I think we'd make gr8 friends.


Most Helpful Guy

  • That is just Awesome

    • i agree and i am planning on making more of those๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š (part 2,3...)

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What Girls Said 3

  • This is cool. The one about the nervous system was interesting and an organ system I'd like to learn more about.

  • Nice but the computer ones are harder to understand

    • imagine 30 quadrillion operations per second
      one petaflop , petabyte and all that are equal to 1000 terabytes or teraflops each
      now multiply it by 30
      it's insane!

  • Wasn't mind blown but I did just blow up my toilet. Thank you!


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