We use electricity everyday, but most people know very little about the physical phenomena. Electricity is the most versatile energy source on the planet, but we have only depended on it for about 100 years. Electricity is a type of energy that builds up in one place, or flows from one place to another.
Here we have collect 15 Amazing & Interesting Facts about Electricity:
- Electricity travels at the speed of light – more than 186,000 miles per second!
- A spark of static electricity can measure up to three thousand (3,000) volts.
- A bolt of lightning can measure up to three million (3,000,000) volts, and it lasts less than one second!
- Electricity always tries to find the easiest path to the ground.
- Electricity can be made from wind, water, the sun and even animal poop.
- A 600 megawatt natural gas plant can power 220,000 homes.
- The first power plant – owned by Thomas Edison – opened in New York City in 1882.
- Thomas Edison invented more than 2,000 new products, including almost everything needed for us to use electricity in our homes: switches, fuses, sockets and meters.
- Benjamin Franklin didn’t discover electricity, but he did prove that lightning is a form of electrical energy.
- Electricity plays an important role in the way your heart functions. Muscle cells in the heart are contracted by electricity that runs through your body.
- Flames conduct electricity.
- The element Selenium conducts electricity only when a light is shined on it. In the dark, it is an insulator.
- Water doesn’t actually conduct electricity. Impurities in water is what makes it conduct electricity.
- Sometimes during a week, electricity prices can drop below zero in Europe.
- The only country in this world to use renewable electricity sources is Iceland.