1. Google uses enough energy to continuously power 200,000 homes
It is estimated that one Google search is equal to turning on a 60W light bulb for 17 seconds. That being said, Google’s carbon footprint is zero as they purchase carbon offsets and invest in renewable energy production.
Thomas Edison, born Feb 11 1847, is arguably one of the world’s greatest inventors with over 1000 patents, contributing the phonograph, camera and lightbulb and thereby significantly changing the modern world.
Electricity was first channelled into homes for lighting, and since then it has become a staple ingredient for heating, cooling, cooking, entertainment and even security.
It seems everything we have imagined in science fiction is slowly being invented: delivery drones, hover boards and self driving cars are already here – but what is coming up next?
Like all technological breakthroughs human kind have discovered, it doesn’t take us long to start using the new inventions to make our life easier!