Check Your Batteries Day
On the second Sunday in March, a holiday is celebrated called Check Your Batteries Day. This is a day that encourages people to test their batteries and make sure that they are working correctly and don’t need to be replaced. Nowadays, modern homes use a variety of battery-operated devices.
Batteries are in our smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, in our flashlights, in clock radios, portable razors, cameras, garage door openers, and television remote controls. And since many of these products use different types of batteries, most people are going to want to make sure that they have the assortment of batteries that they need for day-to-day life.
The History Of Check Your Batteries Day
This holiday falls on or around Daylight Savings Time, a time when people are encouraged to just replace the batteries in their smoke detectors. After all, working smoke detectors save lives but these devices can only do their job if they have good batteries installed in them.
So whoever invented Check Your Batteries Day is pretty smart for placing this holiday during this time. Unfortunately, we have no idea who originally invented this holiday or event when they invented it. That seems like a mystery that has been lost to time.
Some Semi-Interesting Facts About Batteries
As you read this article about Check Your Batteries Day, you might be wondering how it could get even more exciting. But we managed to somehow do it. Below are some semi-interesting facts about batteries that will excite just about anyone reading today.
- Alessandro Volta invented the first battery in 1799.
- Over 15 billion batteries are made and sold around the world every year.
- American purchase nearly 3 billion batteries each year. That’s 1/5th of all batteries sold.
- Eveready’s battery plant is capable of producing over 600 battery parts every single minute.
- National Battery Day is celebrated on the 18th of February.
- The most popular batteries in the world are lead-acid, alkaline, NiCd, NiMH, Li-Ion, and LiPO.
- The battery was invented before the electric generator.
- A common science experiment is to make a battery using fruit juice and a few household components.
Observing Check Your Batteries Day
Okay, folks, this is the day that you’ve been waiting for all year long. It’s a day to check to make sure that the batteries in your remotes, smoke detectors, and other essential household products have working batteries.
It’s also a good day to test your smoke detectors once you’ve added new batteries to them and a day to buy spare batteries for the household. People can also spread the word about this holiday using the hashtag #CheckYourBatteriesDay on social media.