Our Top 10 Facts and Tips – November 2018 Roundup

We regularly share lots of facts and tips on our Twitter and Facebook accounts. We love them all, but here’s a roundup of the best ones last month!

Fact: Natural gas isn’t just used for heating and cooking. It’s also used to produce steel, glass, paper, clothing, brick, electricity, and as an essential raw material for many common products (carpeting, aspirin, mobile phones – to name just a few).

Fact: Daylight Savings doesn’t actually save electricity. It still exists because it helps the economy (apparently)!

Tip: You pay twice for hot water! Once to heat it and secondly for the wateritself. Be water savvy and only use what you need when you need it.

Fact: The average human, at rest, produces around 100 watts of power. This equates to around 2000kcal of food energy per day, which is why your recommended daily intake of calories is around 2000kcal.

Fact: When lightning strikes, it flows from the cloud to the ground, but the part we see is actually the charge going from the ground back up into the cloud.

Fact: Electricity can be created using water, wind, the sun, and even animal #waste.

Tip: Don’t turn your thermostat up higher than it needs to be. It will waste moneyand energygetting there and take time to coolback down once everyone’s too hot!

Fact: Natural gas burns blue because there is no soot in the flame.

Fact: Before electricity was a way of life, ancient Egyptians were aware that lightningand shocks from electricfishwere very powerful. They used to refer to these fish as the “Thunderers of the Nile”.

Fact: Fireworks create three forms of energy: sound, light and heat. The boom sound after the explosionis from a fast release of energy, making the air expand faster than the speed of sound, causing a shockwave.

Keep an eye out for more like this on our social accounts, or in our next monthly roundup.

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