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Renewable Energy Living

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<b>Hamster-powered phone charger</b>
http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_1513938.html?menu=

<i>Peter Ash, of Lawford, Somerset, attached a generator to his
hamster's exercise wheel and connected it to his phone charger.

Elvis does the legwork while Peter charges his phone in an
economically and environmentally friendly way.

He came up with the idea after his sister Sarah complained that Elvis
was keeping her awake at night by playing for hours on his exercise
wheel.

"I thought the wheel could be made to do something useful so I
connected a system of gears and a turbine," he said.

"Every two minutes Elvis spends on his wheel gives me about thirty
minutes talk time on my phone."

The teenage inventor was given a C for his project and has been
awarded a D overall for the course. </i>

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