This Crystal Is ELECTRIC

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There’s a few minerals that exhibit something called piezoelectricity and pyroelectricity, which mean that either heat or pressure can turn them electric. Here’s a demo from the SciShow Rocks Box where you can see this for yourself – all you need is some tourmaline!

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