In 2011 the Chevrolet Volt topped Consumer Reports' ranking of vehicles with the most owners who would buy one again - 93% would. Next year the car got that honor again, with 92% of owners who would buy one again. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che…
In 1891, Tesla made a risky Demonstration to discredit Edison company's claims on Safety of AC.During the Demo, For a moment, 250,000 volts raced across the surface of his body , causing him to be surrounded by what one newspaper called β€œthe Effulgent Glory of Myriad Tongues of Electric Flame.” nationalgeographic.com/hi…
In a "standard" 75 or 100 watt 120 volt light bulb, the filament temperature is roughly 2550 degrees Celsius, or roughly 4600 degrees Fahrenheit. hypertextbook.com/facts/1…
A 40 acre Montana fire was caused by a hawk landing on power lines while clutching a large snake. The wriggling snake touched a second power line, completing the circuit and electrocuting both animals with up to 700,000 volts. earthtouchnews.com/wtf/wt…
A scientist embedded LEDs in a prop prosthetic arm to demonstrate an electric eel attack. Each flash in the video represents the firing of the nerves in a potential predator. In each of the volleys at 600 volts, there are 200 pulses per second, a very good rate for causing pain. youtu.be/Aj5xj-5vcc0
Today I learned about the β€œOh-My-God” particle, which, on the night of October 15, 1991, streaked across the Utah sky traveling at 99.99999999999999999999951% the speed of light with 320 exa-electron volts (EeV) of energy quantamagazine.org/ultrah…
William Kemmler was the first person to be executed by electric chair. He was composed and did not resist. 1000 volts passed through his body but he was still breathing. They increased to 2,000 volts. Blood vessels ruptured, flesh around the electrode singed, and caused a nauseating smell. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
In 1966, General Motors had a working electric car, the Electrovair II. It was built using the Chevy Corvair body, a 532-volt silver-oxide battery array, and had a range of up to 80 miles. GM however was focused on more practical concerns, like developing the catalytic converter. autoblog.com/2010/08/13/f…
An Australian man wearing a nylon jacket and wool shirt built up 40,000 volts of static electricity, resulting in burned carpets, melted plastic, and a massive evacuation. news.asiantown.net/r/1080…
A man wearing a nylon jacket and wool shirt built up 40,000 volts of static electricity, resulting in burned carpets, melted plastic, and a massive evacuation. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/42526…
People's teeth used to randomly explode in the 1800s due to bad fillings. Before the advent of mercury amalgam, a wide variety of metals were used to fill cavities. Using two different metals could create an electrochemical cell – effectively turning the whole mouth into a low-volt battery bbc.com/future/story/2016…
9 volt batteries are rectangular-shaped because they have 6 1.5 volt batteries in them! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nin…
The first working TV set was made out of household items in a home workshop; the inventor's landlord evicted him after he gave himself a 1000-volt shock en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
-Some televisions and computer monitors that use 'Cathode Ray Tubes' operate at upwards of 20,000-50,000 volts, which could literally send you flying across the room, if you were to get electrocuted by that area of the circuit. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fly…
After a man was hit by a subway train it was found that β€œThe burns on the head of the penis and on the thumb and forefinger were obviously electrical burns … The stream of urine had come into contact with the 600 volts of the third rail" straightdope.com/columns/…
There is a supercomputer -- "Spaceborne Computer" -- aboard the International Space Station. "[W]e include standard Ethernet cables, standard 110 volt AC connectors and NASA-approved water cooling technology . . . We literally use the chill of space to pull heat out of the Spaceborne Computer!" news.hpe.com/one-small-st…
The first known "battery" dates back 2000 years, could produce up to 2 volts, and its use was unknown batteryuniversity.com/lea…
Dr. George Speak would allow 1,000,000 volts of electricity to pass through his body, setting a board on fire in his hands, during his talks at the 1964 World's Fair nywf64.com/sersci07.shtml
Great white sharks are able to detect electromagnetic fields emitted by movement of animals, they are so sensitive that they can detect variations up to a billionth of a volt. At close range this allows them to hear heartbeats. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
In 1995 Kia was showing a range extended gas/electric (the Kev-4 concept car) with regenerative braking and solar powered air conditioner. It would drive on electricity alone for 117 miles. Its 880cc gas engine could stretch that farther. This was 15 years before the Chevy Volt. carstyling.ru/ru/car/1995…
Szechuan Peppers cause a tingling feeling in your mouth, similar to a 9-volt battery or pop rocks dish.allrecipes.com/what-…
In 1996 Amnesty International called on the US to ban the use and export of stun-belts arguing it is a torture device two years before an LA man representing himself in court was shocked with 50,000 volts for interrupting the judge after asking "you are going to electrocute me for talking?" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stu…
The first recorded accidental death from electricity was in 1879 at a theater in Lyon, France, when a theater stage carpenter touched a 250-volt wire. ieeexplore.ieee.org/docum…
Not to carry a loose 9 volt battery in the same pocket with loose change. Brought a whole new meaning to hot pants.

It only took about a minute, I guess it made just the right contact with a quarter and started heating up. Anyone else have this happen?

There is a sport called ' Shockfighting' where 3 million volt Tasers are sown into the fighters gloves. cracked.com/article_19516…
While in high school the physicist Michio Kaku built a 2.3 million volt atom smasher betatronic accelerator in his garage bigthink.com/videos/an-at…
Commercial and military jet electronics run off a power supply with an output of 115 volts at *400 Hz* aerospaceweb.org/question…
The 9 volt battery was introduced for improved portable transistorised radios that had lower voltage requirements than the originals. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nin…
The naval weapon called "torpedos" got their name from a genus of stingrays that paralyze their prey by electrocuting them, producing anywhere between with 8 to 220 volts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tor…
30 volts is all it takes to cause ventricular fibrillation (fatal arrhythmia). Your bodies internal resistance is 300Ξ©, meaning 1/10 amp is enough. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
In 1899, Nikola Tesla transmitted 100 million volts of high-frequency electric power wirelessly over a distance of 26 miles at which he lit up a bank of 200 light bulbs and ran one electric motor. mi2g.com/cgi/mi2g/framese…
Timex's indiglo technology, typically used to illuminate wristwatches, requires 100-200 volts AC to operate. This is accomplished by using a 1:100 transformer to step up the voltage of the 1.5v DC watch battery. electronics.howstuffworks…
Nowadays Russians play a modified russian roulette using 12,000 volt tasers. Winners get medals and cash prizes. sobify.com/lunatics-play-…
The voltage difference between the earth and a point in the air increases by approximately 100 Volts per meter feynmanlectures.caltech.e…
Ball lightning--like "what has come into airplanes during flight and that have appeared in WW-2 submarines"--was made using a 150,000-watt transformer that can supply about "10,000 amperes at 15 volts 60 cycles," cables in a plastic tank with water plus an aluminum plate, and another electrode. ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nas…
9 volt batteries have the potential to start fires if stored improperly such as in a junk drawer and/or with other metals. snopes.com/horrors/techno…
AAA, AA, C, D batteries all are rated at 1.5 volts education.com/science-fai…
Cassini Received 200-Volt Shock from Saturn’s Moon Hyperion during a flyby sci-news.com/space/scienc…
9 volt batteries have 6 AAAA batteries inside. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9_v…
A Serbian 'Electric Man' Can Withstand Million Volt Shocks and Store Power Like a Battery breitbart.com/Breitbart-L…
Today I learned of the Jaguar CX75, a now cancelled hybrid concept supercar that was to have the range of the Chevy Volt, performance of the Veyron and the CO2 emissions of a Prius. break.com/video/the-most-…
Great White Sharks can detect EM fields as small as half a billionth of a volt, can reach speeds of up to 40 mph, have a biting force of over 18,000 newtons, can launch themselves 10 feet in the air, they also live in the Mediterranean and have roamed the seas for at least 16 million years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
In 1999 a sailor killed himself with a multimeter powered by a 9 volt battery when he stabbed both his thumbs simultaneously with both ends of it to find his internal body resistance. darwinawards.com/darwin/d…
A guy modded his Xbox controller to give him a 20,000 volt electrical shock whenever he was punched in Mortal Kombat g4tv.com/articles/44543/d…
An ordinary gas lighter produces upto 800 volts and can ionize the air en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gas…
The Wire of Death was a 2000 volt lethal electric fence created by the German military to control the Dutch-Belgian frontier during the occupation of Belgium during WW1. The number of fatalities caused is estimated around 2,000 to 3,000 people wikipedia.org/wiki/Wire_o…
The Edison Company filmed the electrocution of an elephant with 6600 Volts of AC electricity in 1903. edison.rutgers.edu/topsy.…
William Kemmler was the first person in the world to be executed using the electric chair. When a shock of 1,000 volts didn't kill him, a shock of 2,000 volts was used to kill him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
Sharks can detect the electrical output from muscle movements as low as one-billionth of a volt animals.howstuffworks.com…
Chewing on the plant, electric buttons, creates a sensation in the mouth which can be described as a cross between pop-rocks and a 9-volt battery. npr.org/templates/story/s…

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