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Pee Power: The Energy of the Future

If your hydro bill is out of control this winter look ahead to the future of energy: Pee Power! British scientists have developed microbial fuel cells that run off urine – they’ve already been able to charge up a phone using it (don’t try this at home) and now they want to build larger scale systems to power up entire buildings.

The research is backed by the Bill Gates foundation and if a collection system was installed in your bathroom it could light and heat your house. So instead of drilling for oil or building nuclear power plants we should be investing in this kind of technology. Urinetricity!

All this time we’ve been flushing away liquid gold. Where was this during the ice storm? “Honey, i’m going to power up the house… keep drinking, you’re next!”


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