Good morning everyone, I hope all of you reading had a stress free week. To finish the week off Sycor will be showing another Friday morning fun facts. This week you'll get a look at the worlds largest light bulb, how ferrets used to string wire throughout large aircraft's and learn about the worlds smallest wire. Hope you enjoy!
1. Boeing in 1960 used to rely on ferrets to string wire throughout their planes.
2. Wind, the sun and water can all be used to create renewable energy and now animal excrement can as well.
3. Did you know the world’s biggest light bulb sits on top of Thomas Edison Memorial Tower. The light bulbs build is approximately 8 tons in weight and 14 feet in height.
4. Coal is one of the oldest ways of creating electricity and is still one of the most relied upon methods. Coal is burned in order to turn water into steam; the steam then will spin turbines that are attached to generators which creates electricity.
5. One of the world largest underwater cables starts in Norway and stretches 560km across the North Sea, reaching the Netherlands. This cable is typically used for HVDC applications, distributing power over a far distance and decrease transmission loss.
6. The most expensive audio cable on the market is the Siltech Emperor Crown priced at $40,000 per cable. The cable combines new insulation technology and construction techniques in order to create the highest music quality to date.
7. The world’s thinnest non-electrical wire is approximately 10,000x smaller than an average human hair.
8. Electrical energy or electricity travels at 299,338km a second or the speed of light.
That’s all for this week, I hope you guys found some of these interesting and useful. If you know something interesting about electrical wire and cable post it below. Hope you all have a great weekend.