And back in the days before digital television, if you tuned your TV between stations, a small percentage of the static you would see would actually be the afterglow of the Big Bang.
The Big Bang is, flat-out, the single greatest mystery to human beings. It is the missing key to understanding how life began, and also how life may end. But, no matter how mysterious, did you know that you can simply watch our universe's creation from your home through Big Bang TV static?
Well, maybe you can't actually watch it happen. But, you can observe real evidence from the Big Bang through TV static. You know those random black and white specs you hear and see when you are in between channels, or your antenna is broken? These are radiation waves. And, a small percentage of these waves is the afterglow of the universe's biggest mystery, the Big Bang.
So, when you are flipping through channels, or when your cable is down, you are witnessing the Big Bang.
Most of this static is caused by things like our Sun, other electronics, and lighting. But, a small portion (around 1%) is, in fact, the afterglow of our universe's creation. The Internet will lead you across an array of different percentages and debates on the truth of this TV static theory. But, even reputable organizations, like CERN acknowledge that this is valid.
Ultimately, when our televisions switched from analog to digital in 2013, the universe's magical static was canceled. These modernized electronics now receive different frequencies that are not residuals of the Big Bang.