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Electricity plays almost the most important role in our everyday life, so we collected a wide range of information’s to brag about between your friends. Check them out!

  • Electricity can be made from wind, water, the sun and even animal poop.
  • Lightning is an example of electrical energy found in nature.
  • Electrical energy is the most widely used form of energy.
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  • Electricity travels at the speed of light – more than 186,000 miles per second.
  • It takes 6 billion, billion electrons to light a 100-watt light bulb for just 1 second.
  • A generator is a device that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy.
  • In order for electric energy to be utilized, it must act through a conductor.
  • Static electricity occurs when the electrons from one object jump to another object.
  • The movement of electric charge is known as an electric current, and intensity of which is usually measured in amperes.
  • The two types of electrical charge in electrical energy are positive and negative.
  • 16% of Canada’s electricity is produced by nuclear fission.
  • A battery produces electricity using two different metals in a chemical solution.
  • 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.
  • Electric energy is easily transportable via integrated electric grids.
  • Electricity always tries to find the easiest path to the ground.
  • Tesla’s inventions used electricity to bring indoor lighting to our homes and to power industrial machines.
  • Water is a good conductor of electricity and your body is made up of 60% water.
  • Ben Franklin didn’t discover electricity but he did prove that lightning is a form of electrical energy.
  • The Brooklyn Bridge was the first bridge to be lit using electricity.
  • Electricity travels in closed loops, or circuits. It must have a complete path before the electrons can move.
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