National Static Electricity Day:
We’ve all encountered static electricity, whether it’s catching a door handle on a cold, dry day or marveling at the beauty of natural lighting. Static electricity has sometimes brought a little spark to your day, whether it came from walking through a carpet in wool socks or petting your friendly purr-box kitten. But have you ever celebrated a day for it? Well, mark your calendars for Jan 9th.
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Why National Static Electricity Day?
Since the charge remains on the surface until it comes into contact with another surface with a negative charge, it is called static. When two surfaces rub one object against another, static electricity is generated. Static electricity is much more likely in certain materials, such as wool and glass. Human skin and hair collect electric charges as well. That is why, during the winter, people get shocked when they touch doorknobs or something made of metal.
We celebrate this day to commemorate this beautiful natural phenomenon and to promote its awareness amongst people. Even though this is a beautiful phenomenon, it could be fatally harmful to people. Hence, we need to understand it fully and embrace it as a wonder of nature.
The concept of electricity rose to fame and started attracting people’s attention when great inventors like Nicola Tesla and Thomas Edison began to conducting experiments and showing what electricity is capable of. Since then, electricity has been the center of curiosity for both laypeople and scientific scholars. By way of electricity, we all just come together to learn, spread awareness and identify the efforts made towards static electricity.
So, make sure you follow up with the trend come Jan 9th and celebrate national static electricity day.
How Can We Celebrate National Static Electricity Day:
It’s simple and enjoyable to commemorate National Static Electricity Day.
- You have the option of being the imp of the grotesque to your friends and family, or you can focus your efforts on assisting others in avoiding this sometimes uncomfortable phenomenon.It’s time to choose your guns if you want to be the one to deliver the micro-shock. Dress in synthetic clothing, make sure your shoes have rubber soles, avoid using moisturizer to help provide a dry atmosphere for the static to create, and stay away from metals until you’re ready to hit. Both of these will assist you in constructing a charge to use against your victims.
- If you want to be the angel of insulation, tell your friends and family that leather soles are the best option for reducing static electricity. To help avoid static build-up, use the moisturizer mentioned above and natural fibers (except wool!).
- Most importantly, on National Static Electricity Day inform them that holding their hands-on keys or a metal pen during the day will help to release the static charge without causing a painful shock. You can also post this prank on social media #nationalstaticelectricityday #staticeclectricity
- Apart from pranks, on National Static Electricity Day, you should also visit electricity museums to know more about the wonders of this phenomenon. Watch movies based on the invention of electricity and the great inventors like Edison and tesla.
Interesting facts about National Static Electricity Day:
- During the Great Depression, massive amounts of swirling dust produced vast quantities of static electricity, powerful enough to knock anyone out, resulting in electrical charges erupting from metal fences and electrical equipment in cars shorting out. To counteract the static charges, people began carrying metal chains.
- Printers and photocopiers, paint sprayers, air filters, and dust removal are some of the most popular uses of static electricity. Static charges attract the ink or toner to the paper in photocopiers, resulting in a photocopy.
History of National Static Electricity Day:
For a long time, the origin of static electricity was a mystery of youth. We knew enough about how it worked to produce it on demand if the suitable materials were available, but not enough to understand how it worked thoroughly. Allow the mystery to be solved!
When two insulators are rubbed together, a static field of imbalanced positive and negatively charged ions is formed. The charge is released when the now charged insulators contact a conductor (such as metal). And this is why, after crossing a room in wool socks, you are startled when you catch a door handle!
Dry air is much better at producing static electricity than humid air, which is why you see this phenomenon more in the winter than in the summer. This day is your chance to fully embrace static electricity and learn more about it on Static Electricity Day. For better or worse.