It comes as a bit of a shock
It's the time of year to get reacquainted with the power of static electricity, so it seems only right that today we're celebrating the anniversary of the birth of Robert J. Van de Graaff. Yep. The guy who created the Van de Graaff generator. Today they're mostly used in science museums to make kids' hair stand on end and in electrostatic particle accelerators. Likeyado.