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Learn some amazing facts about cell phones with this new infographic

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Learn some amazing facts about cell phones with this new infographic
Boy, who would have thought that there are more phones in the world than visible stars in the sky?! And did you know that there are more phones in the U.S. than people... by a few million?

Well, that seems to be the reality, at least if we decide to trust this infographic (And it doesn't have any reasons to be lying to us now, does it?). Here's our favorite fact from the infographic that you can find below: the average phone is said to include about 3% gold. Now, if we combine that gold from all cell phones in the world, it will make for the whooping 26,000 tons of gold! Blimey, if we had that much gold, we would be writing articles about cell phones all day long! But if you are not really into gold, you can always sell it for about $1.1 trillion on the U.S. markets.

Also, it turns out that if take all phones in the world and stack them up, we'll be able to climb about 48,000 miles up! That will be enough to reach the International Space Station and go back down 120 times. It won't be enough, however, for us to reach the moon, as the distance to the Moon is about 238855 miles. So it's clear then, we need more phones!


Check out the infographic below for even more interesting facts about cell phones!




via: IntoMobile

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posted on 29 Nov 2012, 07:43 1

1. henrickrw (Posts: 407; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Darth Vader told Luke Skywalker: Impressive. Most Impressive.

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 07:52 2

2. joseph98 (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Feb 2012)


I wounder how much silver is in each cellphone beside 3% gold because I might start a new business buying broken phones to collect the precious metals inside them.

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 08:06 5

3. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3024; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


PA, how about an article on 'How to extract that 3% of gold from your old mobile'...cause i got 3 bricks at home, which should add to 9%, lol. Sounds fun and profitable! :D

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 08:28

4. joseph98 (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Feb 2012)


There is a video in youtube showing us how to collect gold from old computer desktop cpu. They didn't say which one has more gold the Intel or AMD.

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 08:36

5. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3024; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Well, PC's are bigger and much more easier to disassemble...
Come to think of it...i have one huge brick too!! LOL!!!

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 11:05 1

6. valapsp (Posts: 484; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


The last one = The most amazing one

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 12:29

7. ilia1986 (unregistered)


The average iPhone is a dumb phone. So dumb in fact that it's about 600 times less intelligent than human stupidity. And Human stupidity is infinite!

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 22:59

10. Cinnamon (Posts: 87; Member since: 16 Jun 2011)


As an android user...why?

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 16:28 1

8. SuperEd (Posts: 113; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


really? a lot of iphones and driods? what planet are you speaking of? WHoever wrote this needs a lesson on how small those %'s are. MOST people (those billions) don't have smart phones. Do your research, check it, write it down...blog it...then check your facts sir, before spouting off making these silly slides.

posted on 29 Nov 2012, 16:51

9. Jonathan41 (Posts: 532; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)


The info-graphic is about cell phones not just smartphones. It says nothing about smartphones.

posted on 03 Dec 2012, 11:17

11. d_myke (Posts: 9; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


xactly. but all "droids and iphones" ARE smartphones

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