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Uncanny Factoid: Time Flies (2 pics)

Posted in Random » Uncanny factoid   17 Feb 2011   / 5812 views

This is a clock that doesn’t use batteries, solar power, or even electric. What it does use is pretty shocking.

 

This odd clock has a white belt that is drenched in honey to attract the flies. The belt then traps the flies inside and as it slowly moves around it sends these stuck flies into a blade that scrapes them off into a microbial fuel cell on the bottom. It breaks down the flies and turns the organic material into electrical energy. It takes 8 flies to provide juice for the clock for twelve days.

It is still a concept item, and there are those who are for it and those who are against it.

 

Learn Something Fun: The first alarm clock was invented by the ancient Greeks around 250 BC, but it wasn’t until 1787 that a mechanical alarm clock was invented. It took until 1876 for the first mechanical alarm clock that could be set for a later time to be invented!










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Mr. Ree 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
By my calculations, if we would feed Roseanne to this clock, it would be able to keep running without additional food/fuel for 245,571,305 years.
       
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severe_009 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Wow? Nice
Challenge breeds excellence...
       
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ok 6 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
So it doesn't use 'electric' but it does use electrical energy? Nice.
       
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