5 Things You Didn’t Know About Electricity

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Accessing #power at our homes is just a switch away but do we ever take a moment to actually think about how it all really happens?

Let’s talk about some things about #electricity that you probably didn’t know:

  • Gaming consoles consume a lot of energy
  • According to NRDC’s recent study on the power usage of the Sony PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Xbox One game consoles, both consume at least twice as much energy as their predecessors. And most of the energy will be burned while the consoles are on standby mode.

  • Google is a huge energy hog
  • Google uses about 0.013% of the whole world’s energy use. That is equal to a continuous power supply to almost 200,000 houses!

  • 17% of the world’s population still live in the dark
  • More than 1.2 billion people from all over the world do not have an access to electricity yet. The world is not as electrified as you think it is. Can you imagine living without electricity?

  • Iceland solely depends on renewable sources for electricity
  • #Iceland generates 100% of its electricity from hydroelectric and geothermal sources. #Norway also gets almost 97% of its electricity from renewable sources.

  • Electric eel can give you a shock from up to 6 feet away
  • These eels are from the catfish family and they’re capable of generating up to 600V and 1A of current. These are the real life Pikachus!

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