Fun Electrical Facts

 
Fun 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.
 
Electricity always tries to find the easiest path to the ground.
 
Electricity can be made from wind, water, the sun and even animal poop.
 
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.

Artist rendering of Pearl Street Station,  first power plant, in 1882.

Artist rendering of Pearl Street Station, first power plant, in 1882.