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Calls to work, calls to family and friends, we call every day and do not even think that we make an average of almost 1,200 phone calls per year. And what else can you remember about the phones?

For example, did you know that Alexander Bell, the father of the telephone, first suggested “Ahoy” as a telephone greeting, the word that was most often heard from German sailors. And only much later, Thomas Edison introduced his “Hello” to us, which was transformed by Russians into “Hello”.

And then there are people who are afraid to call, or answer the phone. This disorder has received the official name – telephone.

The inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell, never once called either his wife or his mother. Not because I did not want to, they were just both deaf and still could not take advantage of his invention.

More recently, for just carrying a mobile phone with you, you could go to jail, or even lose your life in North Korea. It was forbidden not only to carry it with you, but also to use, God forbid, and even for tourists there were no exceptions, not to mention the local population.

And here is another interesting point related to the slaughter of cell phone manufacturers about the adherents of different religions. For example, Muslims have invented telephones that will indicate to their masters the direction to Mecca, so that they can offer their prayers in the right direction. If you practice Judaism, then you may like the phone, which prohibits the use of erotic services, write SMS and generally go online. Call on Saturday, the sacred day, it will be possible, but at an exorbitant price.

Another phobia is nomophobia. People with such a deviation are afraid of panic to be without communication, to lose contacts, or even worse, to lose their phone. But people with fukesselarm constantly hear the sound signal of their cell phone, it is literally a sound hallucination.

Do you think that mobile communication is already all over the world? And no. The Tuva Islands are perhaps the only state today without a mobile connection. If you believe the statistics, the islands are about 250,000 people who are in no way in contact with the outside world. Actually there is not only mobile communication, there is also no television, and mail. But this has its own charm.

The beep we are used to, which we hear from Nokia phones when a message arrives, is literally Morse code, which is translated as “SMS”.

And who came up with SMS? And why exactly 160 characters can be written in one message? The creator of SMS can be considered Friedhelm Hilbrand, who at one time decided to develop the concept of transmitting a 128-bit message by mobile phone. It is quite logical that the message should have been short enough, but where did the figure of 160 characters come from? It appeared quite literally by chance: when in 1985, Hilbrand selected the ideal SMS length for his typewriter, he noticed that in most cases the average number of letters, spaces and numbers was 160 characters and placed in two lines. So he decided that this would be enough. Later, Hilbrand proposed this standard to the GSM group, which it adopted in 1986. It is still supported by both mobile operators and mobile phone manufacturers. This is how it is.

And finally, if you believe the research, the majority of mobile phone owners use the screen backlight instead of a flashlight.

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