Sparky! your mother and I are shocked at your current behavior! Until you learn to conduct yourself properly, you're grounded!
Original Art by Dan Reynolds
unused, bought in 2012
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Fun Facts about Electricity:
Electricity travels at the speed of light - more than 186,000 miles per second!
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.
Benjamin Franklin didn't discover electricity, but he did prove that lightning is a form of electrical energy.
If you had a light bulb on the moon connected to a switch in your bedroom, it would take only 1.26 seconds for that bulb to light up, 238,857 miles away.
The first central power plant ? Pearl Street Station in lower Manhattan, built by Thomas Edison began generating electricity on September 4, 1882. Pearl Street had one generator and it produced power for 800 electric light bulbs. Within 14 months, Pearl Street Station had 508 subscribers and 12,732 bulbs.
In the past decade scientists developed the laser, an electronic appliance that emits a beam of light so powerful that it can vaporize a bulldozer 2,000 yards away, yet so precise that doctors can use it to perform delicate operations on the human eyeball, provided they remember to change the power setting from "VAPORIZE BULLDOZER" to "DELICATE."