February 18 is Battery Day, a day to acknowledge the device that make it possible for the smallest household items to the largest, heavy duty equipment to work smoothly.
A battery is a device that converts chemical energy to electrical energy.
The unofficial holiday of unknown origins is also known as National Battery Day in the U.S.
How to Celebrate
- Celebrate battery day by swapping out old the old, dead batteries from your household items.
- Take all the old batteries to the recycling center.
- Check your smoke alarm and fire alarm batteries and replace them if needed.
- Learn the history and science behind batteries.
Did You Know…
…that according to some archeologists and historians, the earliest known battery in recorded human history can be traced back to as far as 2000 years ago?