You might appreciate modern technology for how it has simplified your life, but most people don’t consider the fact that plenty of trial, error, and weirdness circles around the tech world. For example, in order for the iPhone to become what it is today, it had to go through some trial and error — and have a little bit of an odd backstory. Below are 25 bizarre and fascinating facts about tech products, the industry, and the people behind it all. These will definitely make you appreciate the process of invention — and also inform you of the behind-the-scenes oddities of the industry. #19 definitely made us smile.