10 Interesting Facts About Electricity

#8. Idle appliances

Even when the appliances are switched off, they continue to use electricity. An average desktop idles at 80 watts while a laptop idles at 20 watts.

#9. The lightning you see

The lightning you see

The lightning you see during storms is also a form of electricity. It is a discharge of electricity in the atmosphere that can travel around 130,000 miles per hour.

#10. Power Generation

Over 2/5th of the world’s power generation is dependent on coal with the United States producing half of its electricity with coal. Over 3/4th China’s power is generated by coal. Poland, South Africa and Australia produce an even greater amount. Apart from coal, other sources of electricity generation include fossil fuels, wind, water and the sun.

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