Krista Miranda

By Krista Miranda

LifeBuzz Staff

Random Facts That Will Make Your Morning Coffee Taste Even Better.

#6. A mortgage is literally a death pledge.

The word mortgage stems from a “Law French” term that was used during the middle ages by English lawyers. The term means “death pledge” and is talking about when an obligation is fulfilled, or the property has been foreclosed on, then the pledge is ending, or dying.

A mortgage is literally a death pledge.

#7. Apple had their own clothing line at one time.

Apple wanted to see how far their fans would go for them, so they launched The Apple Collection in 1986.

Apple had their own clothing line at one time.

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#8. The first ATMs were considered failures.

The machine, called a bankograph, was invented in 1960. It made it possible for customers to deposit their money into the machine instead of having to go into the lobby. The idea didn’t catch on because “the only people using the machines were prostitutes and gamblers who didn’t want to deal with tellers face to face.”

The first ATMs were considered failures.

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#9. 30 years ago the first cell phone was sold for almost $4,000!

On March 13, 1984, the first cell phone, the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X, was purchased for $3,995! Considering the battery only lasted a half an hour, it was more of a toy that rich people could show off. And it was so heavy that it was nicknamed “The Brick”!

#10. The most complicated word in the English language only has three letters.

You may not believe it, but it's the word "run" and it has 645 different meanings!

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