Discovering Electricity - Torpedo Fish

Conducting an experiment to measure the voltage emitted by a Torpedo Fish, when catching its prey, Professor Jim Al-Khalili (from the Open University) finds that the fish emits a shock of about 240 volts. 

That’s about ten times less than the shock from a Leyden Jar.

Media Credits

Clip from "History of Electricity," a 2011 production by the BBC and Open University, online via BBC's Channel at YouTube.  Copyright BBC, all rights reserved.  Clip provided here as fair use for educational purposes and to acquaint new viewers with the production.


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