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Quiz: Believe it or Not: Do you speak Geek?

The world of technology is full of wild and wacky facts. We've assembled a collection of them here, with some outlandish fibs thrown in for good measure. Take our April Fool's quiz to see if we can fool you!

1. The first computer ever designed, called the Difference Engine, was powered by a wind-up crank on the side. True or false?
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2. It would take approximately 86 trillion years to download a 1-yottabyte file. True or false?
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3. The Melissa virus was named after Melissa Gilbert, star of "Little House on the Prairie." True or false?
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4. In this era of politically correct language, McAfee (the antivus company) has decided use the term "PUPs" (potentially unwanted programs) rather than "spyware." True or false?
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5. You may remember Bill Gates encountering the blue screen of death when he demonstrated Windows 98 at Comdex. At a recent show, he topped that by crashing both the Media Center PC and the X-box. True or false?
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6. The term virus comes from a Latin word meaning slimy liquid or poison. True or false?
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7. A kludge is a defective copy of a software application. True or false?
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8. The complete works of Shakespeare requires less storage space than a single minute of high fidelity audio. True or false?
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9. If you toss a coin five times and each time the result is heads-up, the odds are that the next toss will result in tails. True or false?
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10. A megaflop is the lowest consumer rating for a computer. True or false?
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How many could you guess correctly without peeking? Let us know!

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