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Following is our collection of super amazing and curious facts and details explaining Web Browser. This list is intended for research in school, for college students or just to feed your brain with. Possible use cases are in quizzes, differences, homework facts legend, cover facts, and many more. But nevertheless learn why is Web Browser so important!

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Top 10 Web Browser facts that will blow your mind.

  1. Microsoft tried to monopolize the early web browser market by making it difficult to install other web browsers and slowing down Windows if Internet Explorer was uninstalled.

  2. The International Movie Database (IMDb) is almost 25 years old, older than the public release of the first web browser.

  3. In 1994, the web browser Netscape Navigator was designed to displace the NCSA Mosaic web browser as the most popular browser. NN's internal codename was "mozilla" which stood for "Mosaic killer", and this is the origin of modern Mozilla Firefox name

  4. The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) was first published to the internet in 1990 and is older than the first web browsers.

  5. In 1997, Microsoft entered a 5 year partnership with Apple, invested US$150 million, and announced that Internet Explorer would be the default web browser shipped with the Macintosh

  6. The "visible web" -- what we can access with a browser--makes up approximately .03% of the web's content, while the deep web is thousands of times larger.

  7. Mozilla is a portmanteau of "Mosaic Godzilla", a name which alluded to it destroying the Mosaic web browser.

  8. Archive.org hosts over 2000 MS DOS games that you can play right in your web browser for free.

  9. Internet Explorer tells web pages it is accessing that it is "Mozilla" because early web pages did not recognize IE as an authorized browser to give frames to but they did recognize Netscape (Mozilla). It was easier for Microsoft to impersonate Netscape than wait for web masters to catch up.

  10. The world's first-ever web site was built at CERN by Tim Berners-Lee and put online on 6 August 1991. It provided an explanation of what the World Wide Web was, and how one could use a browser and set up a web server. A copy of that original page is maintained here.

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Interesting definitions that can be fact checked.

The Cofounder of Firefox created JavaScript and is the CEO of a new company web browser called Brave which blocks ALL ads including youtube ads before & in the middle of the videos

HP launched a new web browser for their webOS operating system in February 2012 called "Isis". Just one year later, webOS was dissolved.

Papa Johns privacy policy lets them " collect information about your mobile device, operating system, or web browser you’re using. We might look at what site you came from, or what site you visit when you leave us." Its in plain English, not legalese.

The Nokia 9000 Communicator was priced £1,000 in the UK upon launch in 1996. It was highly advanced, featuring sending and receiving e-mail and fax and it also had a web browser and business programs

The first-ever banner ads appeared in 1994, less than a year after the release of the first graphical web browser, when there were fewer than 2 million web users in the US. The ad agency didn't even ask all of the clients before spending their ad money on online ads, for fear they would say no.

Google Chrome is the most popular web browser in North Korea

It is possible to surf the web on a 1986 Mac Plus. The results resemble a mobile browser as data loaded, pages rendered, and links were clickable but it took minutes to load a page

Sir Tim Berners-Lee built the first web browser, called WorldWideWeb, in 1990. The first website and server was created six months later by his team, linked here.

The first web browser (and the internet as we know it today) was invented by Sir Tim Berners Lee on a computer manufactured by NeXT. A company founded by the late Steve Jobs.

There is a web browser designed specifically for autistic children and teens.