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7am stumper 3-7-14

History.com says on this day in 1876, 29-year-old Alexander Graham Bell received the patent for a new invention -- the telephone. The telephone was revolutionary, but we're far beyond party lines and switchboards now. Cell phones are a worldwide phenomena and some smart phones have more computing power than desk top computers of 15 years ago.

What percent of American adults own cell phones?
1. 71 %
2. 81%
3. 91%



The answer is: 3. 91%

According to the website for the Pew Research Center, in a survey done last year, the Center's Internet & American Life Project found cell phones are now being used by 91% of American adults. The Pew website says the cell phone is the "... Most quickly adopted consumer technology in history ....". Here's a telling statistic: a report on the United Nations website last year said there are seven billion people in the world, and six billion have mobile phones. But only 4.5 billion have access to toilets or latrines!

 
 
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