A fan attached to a room’s ceiling is known as a ceiling fan. Like other fans, it is used to provide comfort for building occupants by circulating air within a room.
Fun Facts About Ceiling Fans
- An adult human cannot be decapitated by a ceiling fan, according to the TV show “MythBusters.” A powerful, industrial-strength fan might be able to damage a skull or slice a person’s neck, however.
- Ceiling fans were first used in the United States in the 1860s. They were powered by a system of belts driven by a stream of running water.
- Unlike air conditioners, fans do not actually cool the air, which is why they merely waste electricity when they circulate air in an unoccupied room.
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