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  1. Kevin Plank, the founder of the American company Under Armour, opted to use the British spelling "armour" in the company name because the URL was still available for that version.

  2. The inventor of the web, Tim Berners-Lee, has one regret: adding the double slash // to URLs. In retrospect, he says, it was totally unnecessary.

  3. A Teenage Hacker Figured Out How to Get Free Data on His Phone, simply by visiting any url containing "/speedtest"

  4. Colchicine, a Drug that's been used safely since 550 AD to treat Gout, has gone from 10 cents a pill to $5 a pill. The FDA decided to offer a monopoly to anyone that would do safety testing. URL Pharma was granted a monopoly after a 1 week trial involving 185 patients and a $45 million fee.

  5. The Pokemon Company has registered over 700 domains for each type of Pokemon that, when a Pokemon's name is typed in as a url, they will be brought to the official Pokedex entry for the Pokemon they entered as the url.

  6. The two forward slashes in website URLs are useless, and Tim Berners-Lee has apologized for it's design.

  7. Google earns $497 million per year From URL typos

  8. In 2011 best selling author Ernest Cline hid an easter egg in his book "Ready Player One". It required the reader to discover a hidden url somewhere within the book and the go on to complete three different videogame challenges. The winner received a DeLorean.

  9. Coca-Cola Owns All 61 URLs From Ahh.com to Ahh-With-60-More-‘H’s.com

  10. There's an actual term for taking advantage of typos made when entering a URL: "typosquatting."

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What are some fun facts about urls?

Amazon.com" was almost called "Relentless", and the url "relentless.com" redirects to Amazon

Intact (unneutered) male dogs account for almost all dog-bite fatalities [fixed URL]

You can turn any YouTube video into a gif by adding the word "gif" before YouTube in the url

Tim Berners-Lee, the man credited with inventing the internet, admitted that the pair of slashes (//) in web addresses ended up being unnecessary as he said he could have designed URLs without them, but didn’t realize it at the time.

The reason Chinese folks tend to be better at remembering long strings of numbers (+ using digits where Westerners would use letters, like in URLs etc) is that numbers are far easier to type and understand, as compared to pinyin, the Romanised system for Chinese characters

A 1996 solution for broken urls is lost behind a broken url

If you don't understand a XKCD comic ( like https://xkcd.com/645/) you can type "explain" in front of the URL ( Like This https://explainxkcd.com/645/) to be taken to a site that explains the comic.

In 2011, over 200,000 Citi bank accounts were accessed by hackers, by simply changing the numbers in the URL to bypass any account protections.

Google advertised a job on a billboard which required those interested to visit (first 10-digit prime found in consecutive digits of e).com. The answer begins at the 101st decimal point, and visiting the URL would start a puzzle which would eventually allow you to submit your CV.

A protestor of an internet tax in Budapest held up a banner of the Rickroll url, completely translated to binary.

Jeff Bezos wanted to call his website "Relentless" before deciding on the world's largest river by volume. The URL Relentless.com still takes you Amazon.com - fact check

The Apache web server has a bundled feature that corrects minor spelling errors in URLs. It's name is mod_speling.

You can turn any youtube video into a gif by simply adding "gif" to the URL - fact check

Adding "gif" before the word "Youtube" in the URL allows you to create your own gif with the video.

Mark D. Lillibridge, Martín Abadi, Krishna Bharat, and Andrei Broder invented CAPTCHAs in 1997 at AltaVista to prevent bots from adding URLs to their web search engine.

That there is a specific Union in charge of deciding what Emoji's are on smartphones. (3rd paragraph of the first page in the URL)

When you search by image, any images that you upload and any URLs that you submit will be stored by Google.

The long strings of numbers and uppercase and lowercase letters at the end of a URL is actually a very large Base-62 number. And with just 10 digits of a Base-62 number, you can count all the way up to 839,299,365,868,340,223.

If a youtube video is 'not playable in your country', just change the word 'tube' in the URL to 'pak'. For example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pd8JcBYevQ becomes https://www.youpak.com/watch?v=2pd8JcBYevQ and the video is now playable.

Guy Fieri didn't protect the URL that matched the name of his controversial restaurant. So, someone else did, and it's wonderful.

RIM, the company behind Blackberry, launched a hiring site with the handy short URL http://rim.jobs - fact check

The # part in a URL is called the Fragment Identifier - fact check

The popular URL ending .fm stands for Federated States of Micronesia - fact check

Coca Cola has never complained or launched legal action over the typography for Cacaolat chocolate milk looking strikingly similar because lots of logos in the 1900's used italics and calligraphy. (Spanish URL, use Translate if required)

Punycode--A representation of Unicode which allows URLs to look exactly the same but take you to two different sites.