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How many mickeys did Mickey Mouse move his Mickey Mouse mouse

Author: ITS

Posted on Mar 21, 2012

Category: General Interest , TechSpeak in Translation

mouseWhen you hear the word “Mickey”, chances are the first thing that comes to mind is the beloved Disney character with big black ears, but did you know that the term ‘mickey’ can also be used to describe a different kind of mouse?

According to Webopedia, a mickey is also the unit of measurement for the direction and speed of your computer mouse. Simply put, one mickey is equal to the smallest movement your mouse curser can make on the computer screen, which is typically about 1/200th of an inch, or 0.1 millimeters.

Huh. Who knew?