Fun with a Band-Aid

Have kids? (Or even if you like slightly fun things).

Turn off the lights in your bathroom before you open the wrapper for the band-aid. In a dark room you can see a glow around the edges as you separate the wrapper due to electrical charges. Its been referred to as triboluminescence. I stumbled upon this little bit of science as I put a band-aid on in a rather dark room not to long ago.

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. Really? How cool! I will definitely have to try this next time I get a papercut. 🙂

    1. Paper-cuts are horrible Anna!! But if it happens…. 🙂

  2. mirkabreen says:

    Who knew? anything can be an adventure… 🙂

    1. Mirka, It all came about from buying shoes that needed to be broken-in, or else I probably never would have discovered it.

  3. Ooooooo…I’ll need to put a reminder on the Band-Aid box to do this next time.

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