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#2: How the Inquisition Led to the Vacuum Pump

This video covers how Galileo ended up weighing air and inspiring Torricelli to invent the barometer.  This led to a guy named Otto Von Guericke inventing the vacuum pump.  As a side note, Von Guericke also ended up being the first to notice that electricity repels as well as attracted with a strange experiment with a stinky ball on a stick.  Check it out!

#1: How Electricity Got It’s Name From Jewelry

We actually know why electricity is called electricity and it all has to do with jewelry made from amber!  It also has to do with Greek Gods, death by thunderbolt, women turning into trees, scary doctors and creative insults.  Check it out!