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Charge your iPod with a Lucozade-soaked onion

Posted on: Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Original clipper cb says, Lucozade = energy drink.

Interesting.

clipped from www.disinfo.com
During one of the gloomiest weeks in recent memory, the story that Owen Louis, a 21-year-old student in Portsmouth, had succeeded in powering his iPod by plugging it into an onion soaked in Lucozade came as a shaft of brilliant sunshine.
Batteries are, after all, extraordinarily expensive. Even cheap supermarket ones, which have about half the life of decent brands, cost nearly two quid a packet — and they can’t be recycled.
Recharging technological trinkets such as iPods from the mains doesn’t come free, either; it costs the best part of 2p each time and at the same time supposedly contributes, however slightly, to global warming.
But imagine if that droopy celery in the fridge or those pears that have gone soft in the fruit bowl could turn themselves, like a sort of horticultural Superman, into a source of energy?
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