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Glow Facts

14 April 2014
Gherkin Electrical Conductor

If you put electricity through a gherkin it will light up! (Don't try this at home!)

Other Glow Facts

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The sun and moon appear to be the same size when actually they are very different. They appear the same as although the moon is 400 times smaller than the sun, it is also 400 times closer to earth.

Glow Fact 7 April 2014 08:48:42 BST

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Finland has begun painting the antlers of its reindeer with reflective paint, in an attempt to cut down on the number of car crashes involving the animals

Glow Fact 31 March 2014 08:44:59 BST

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The Livermore Centennial Light Bulb in California has been burning since it was installed in 1901. The hand blown bulb operates at around 4 watts and has been left on for 24 hours a day since it was installed.

Glow Fact 24 March 2014 08:29:20 GMT

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The largest glowstick ever created measured 3 metres tall, 20cm in diameter and held 88.6 litres of liquid. It was built and activated in Germany in 2009, and glowed for just ten minutes.

Glow Fact 17 March 2014 08:49:33 GMT

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In 2005, Cuba and Venezuela became the first countries in the world to ban the use of incandescent light bulbs

Glow Fact 10 March 2014 10:37:54 GMT

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In 2013 a Guinness World Record for "People Lighting a Glowstick Simultaneously", was achieved by DJ Steve Aoki and 836 of his fans, at The Shrine in Los Angeles

Glow Fact 3 March 2014 09:17:44 GMT

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On game day, the Dallas Cowboy's stadium uses more electricity than the whole of Liberia

Glow Fact 24 February 2014 09:27:19 GMT

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The first ever traffic lights were set up in Parliament Square, London in 1868. They consisted of red and green gas lamps.

Glow Fact 17 February 2014 08:53:51 GMT

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A device has been developed that can kill 100 mosquitoes per/sec at up to 100ft away using an infra-red motion sensor and a blue laser. The idea arose after Bill Gates requested help fighting Malaria in underdeveloped countries. Production cost is less than £50.

Glow Fact 10 February 2014 08:55:49 GMT

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Unlike most animals who are generally at least partially colour blind, goldfish are able to see every colour we humans can see, as well as infrared and UV light.

Glow Fact 3 February 2014 09:04:35 GMT