Human battery

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by Lerner, Apr 27, 2022.

  1. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    Just saw the above video.
    Sharing it with the forum.

    I didn't validate the info on the above video.
    Not selling or promoting any product.
  2. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    ...What could possibly happen? Reminds me a bit of cartoonist Al Capp's hilarious prediction (in 1954!) of the $19.95 Japanese "Nomotocar" that had no motor, and was invented by a Mr. Nomoto. It relied on energy provided by the driver's breathing, using a flexible 'accordion' tube around the driver's chest. One driver waited at a crosswalk for an attractive woman in a tight dress to cross.

    By the time she was safely on the sidewalk, his imagination got away from him and his breathing increased dramatically - the Nomotocar leapt forward and pranged itself into a light pole. That was pretty funny to me when I was 11 years old.

    It has CU Boulder interested - so it might be something workable - but I don't expect it'll be available any time soon. And when it is - if Elon Musk is selling it - I ain't buying. Just don't like the man. Plus, he doesn't need my money. Wish I could find a pic of the Nomotocar. Found some print but no pic.
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  3. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    And I'm not sure I can multitask that well. Generate heat and post on DI at the same time? Hmm. A REAL mental challenge. :)
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  4. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    I saw that movie!

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