Today in Nerd History: It’s National Battery Day! That’s Right! Get a charge out of National Battery Day! *Ba Dum Tss*
While battery manufacturing for everyday personal use developed in the last 50-60 years, archaeologists found evidence of a device that may have been used to electroplate gold onto silver, much like a battery would. In 1936, during the construction of a new railway near Baghdad, a Parthian tomb was found. Archaeologist Wilhelm Konig found a clay jar containing a copper cylinder encasing an iron rod. Konig suggested the find was approximately 2,000 years old.
Batteries may not seem like the most EXCITING holiday, but the importance and convenience of batteries is absolutely something to be celebrated.
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