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    Facts On Electricity:

    Today's scientific question is: What in the world is electricity? And where does it go after it leaves the toaster? Here is a simple experiment that will teach you an important electrical lesson. On a cool, dry day, scuff your feet along a carpet, then reach your hand into a friend's mouth and touch one of his dental fillings. Did you notice how your friend twitched violently and cried out in pain? This teaches us that electricity can be a very powerful force, but we must never use it to hurt others unless we need to learn an important electrical lesson. It also teaches us how an electrical circuit works, when you scuffed your feet, you picked up a batch of "electrons," which are very small objects that carpet manufactures weave into carpets so they will attract dirt. The electrons travel through your bloods stream and collect in your finger, where they form a spark that leaps to your friend's filling, then travels down to his feet and back into the carpet, thus completing the circuit.

    AMAZING ELECTRONIC FACT: If you scuffed your feet long enough without touching anything, you would build up so many electrons that your finger would explode! But this is nothing to worry about, unless you have carpeting.

    Although we modern persons tends to take our electric lights, radios, mixers, etc. for granted, hundreds of years ago people did not have any of these things, which is just as well because there was no place to plug them in. Then along came the first Electrical Pioneer, Benjamin Franklin, who flew a kite in a lightning storm and received a serious electrical shock. This proved that lightning was powered by the same force as carpets, but it also damaged Franklin's brain so severely that he started speaking only in incomprehensible maxims, such as, "A penny saved is penny earned." Eventually, he had to be given a job running the post office.

    After Franklin, came a herd of Electrical Pioneers whose names have become part of our electrical terminology: Myron Volt, Mary Louise Amp, James Watt, Bob Transformer, etc. These pioneers conducted many important electrical experiments. For example, in 1780 Luigi Galvani discovered (this is the truth) that when he attached two different kinds of metal to the leg of a frog, and electrical current developed and the frog's leg kicked, even though it was no longer actually attached to the frog, which was dead anyway. Galvani's discovery led to enormous advances in the field of amphibian medicine. Today, skilled veterinary surgeons can take a frog that
    has been seriously injured of killed, implant pieces of metal in its muscles, and watch in hop back into the pond just like a normal frog, except for the fact that it sinks like a stone.

    But the greatest Electrical Pioneer of all was Thomas Edison, who was a brilliant inventor despite the fact that he had little formal education and lived in New Jersey. Edison's first major invention, in 1877, was the phonograph, which could soon be found in thousands of American homes, where it basically just sat until 1923, when the record was invented. But Edison's greatest achievement came in 1879, when he invented the electric company. Edison's design was a brilliant adaptation of the simple electrical circuit: The electric company sends electricity through a wire to a customer, then immediately gets the electricity back through another wire, then (this is the brilliant part) sends it right back to the customer again. This means that an electric company can sell a customer the same batch of electricity thousands of times a day and never get caught, since very few consumers take the time to examine their electricity closely. In fact, the last year in which any new electricity was generated in the United States was 1937. The electric companies have been merely re-selling it ever since, which is why they have so much free time to apply for rate increases.

    Today, thanks to men like Edison and Franklin, and frogs like Galvani's, we receive almost unlimited benefits from electricity. For example, 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 too change the power setting from "VAPORIZE BULLDOZER" to "DELICATE."


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    Thanks for that, best laugh i've had since about .... errrrrrrm ... 5 minutes ago, when i persuaded my fiancee that if you don't leave the plugs in electricity leaks out.

    Good going

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    i know you didn't type that all yourself.. did you?

    lol.. i know wut else!! it's really hurts when your working on your computer, and your holding a motherboard (mobo!) and your best friend is screwin around.. and his stainless steal bracelet just lies over everything and zaps the **** out of both of you. =( that sux!

    it wasn't a good motherboard, one from 1991. OMG, the things you find and buy when your with friends =)
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    Tell you what, don't make the mistake of urinating on an electrice fence. I learned all I needed to know about electricity then and there. With a 5 second pulsing electric fence, obscured in some brush that happened to make a nice outhouse, I found that my legs locked for all of the five seconds, and I blubbered like a little girl... When all was said and done, my stuff hurt for nearly 2 days afterward.
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    *lol* That was a funny story...


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    I was struck by lightning once. So Chefer...I can empathisize. SHOCKING!!!!
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    hehe pretty funny ive pissed on a what i thought was an off electirc fence hehe another thing u never do it put phone lines in your mouth cause aparently they have electricity in them 2 hehe
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    Well, this is just a charged subject. I am shocked...........
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    ROFLMAO!!!!!!
    Very funny
    Edison's elec company was founded on the DC principal of electricity
    Can anyone tell me who discoverd the AC motor and AC generators?
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    Originally posted here by titanmike
    Can anyone tell me who discoverd the AC motor and AC generators?
    Edison's own rival founded AC. None none other than Westinghouse and his development of AC.

    From this site in part:http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/edison/sfeature/acdc.html

    In 1887 direct current (DC) was king. At that time there were 121 Edison power stations scattered across the United States delivering DC electricity to its customers. But DC had a great limitation -- namely, that power plants could only send DC electricity about a mile before the electricity began to lose power. So when George Westinghouse introduced his system based on high-voltage alternating current (AC), which could carry electricity hundreds of miles with little loss of power, people naturally took notice. A "battle of the currents" ensued. In the end, Westinghouse's AC prevailed.
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