I guess electricity doesn't weigh much

By JJ
@JolietJake (50978)
United States
May 1, 2017 6:32am CST
I never seem to notice an appreciable difference in weight of my phone whether the battery is full or empty. And is electricity lighter than air or heavier? I think it must be lighter because lightning travels up, not down. But that means my phone should weigh less when the battery is full. Heck of a thing to get stuck in my head on a Monday morning.
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@JudyEv (121000)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 May 17
I thought lightning would travel down. It always looks to be travelling down. I hope you're not going to confuse me with new 'facts'.
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@JolietJake (50978)
• United States
1 May 17
Nope, the electric charge travels up a line of ionized particles
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@JolietJake (50978)
• United States
1 May 17
" Cloud-to-ground lightning comes from the sky down, but the part you see comes from the ground up."
Frequently asked questions about severe thunderstorm forecasting, models and methodology, from the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory.
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@JudyEv (121000)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 May 17
@JolietJake Thanks for the link. I read all that - but (very small print) I think they're lying.
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@celticeagle (117606)
• Boise, Idaho
1 May 17
You'd have to ask Tesla. He would know the answer to that one. He was into electricity and very into alternating current.
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@JolietJake (50978)
• United States
1 May 17
Yep. He had a really good band too.
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@celticeagle (117606)
• Boise, Idaho
1 May 17
@JolietJake ......In a engineer sort of way.
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• United States
1 May 17
It seems to get heavier and heavier for some reason here because the price keeps going up
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@JolietJake (50978)
• United States
1 May 17
"Yeah, and could you give me five pounds of electricity while you're at it?"
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• United States
1 May 17
@JolietJake Sure thing..here you go.
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@louievill (18378)
• Philippines
1 May 17
I do not feel any difference in weight when my smart phone is turned on or off, I will let you know tomorrow after I weigh our reftigerator
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@JolietJake (50978)
• United States
1 May 17
Don't forget to weigh the food and ice separately.
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@louievill (18378)
• Philippines
1 May 17
@JolietJake don't worry I won't
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@Morleyhunt (19720)
• Canada
1 May 17
It's got to be lighter than air.....have you ever seen someone jump up when they get hit with a jolt of electricity.
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@JolietJake (50978)
• United States
1 May 17
Good point!
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@Jessicalynnt (47789)
• Centralia, Missouri
6 May 17
I wonder if there IS a difference when a battery is full or not, even it's like .0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001 or something
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• Banks, Oregon
2 May 17
Only god knows lol
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@JohnRoberts (54196)
• Los Angeles, California
1 May 17
Did you ask the all knowing seer Scar to ponder this weighty question?
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@suripunj (777)
• New Delhi, India
1 May 17
Phone will be heavier when battery is full.The charged battery has higher energy which converts into mass to increase its weight, as per the formula.E(energy)=m(mass)*C2(speed of light.squared).If you run at the speed approx to that of light(which i am quite sure you can),then weight of mobile in your possession will be lighter.
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• Bangalore, India
1 May 17
Charge particles have weight but it's so insignificant that we don't feel it,but practically they do have wt
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@NJChicaa (38317)
• United States
1 May 17
You are crazy
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