"I don't quite understand - how does one culpably and recklessly produce electricity?

Discussion in 'The NAAFI Bar' started by tiny_lewis, Nov 23, 2012.

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  1. Brotherton Lad

    Brotherton Lad LE Reviewer

    Maybe the petrol nearby could have caused an explosion?

    I recall in Sarajevo that people stripped down their washing machines, fitted fins to the motors and stuck them on a raft in the river to generate electricity.

    Just off looking for a photo:


    Like this, but there's a shot somewhere with about 20 such devices.
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  2. TheIronDuke

    TheIronDuke LE Book Reviewer

    Anybody know of an electrical generating system that was made by hippopotamuses?

    Last time I looked, all electrical generating systems were 'man-made'.
  3. Brotherton Lad

    Brotherton Lad LE Reviewer

    Not so, squire.

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  4. TheIronDuke

    TheIronDuke LE Book Reviewer

    Fuck me. It is hippopotamustricity. Where do I sign up?
  5. Ravers

    Ravers LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

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  6. TheIronDuke

    TheIronDuke LE Book Reviewer

    Hippopotamuses and electricity - we have history.

    Hippo vs Toaster.jpg
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  7. Love to know the details of the generating arrangement.
  8. Thunderclouds do a pretty good job :) .......
  9. Poor sod was probably grassed by an energy company.

    Some farmer (here) in the Mid-west years ago was done for burying a cable beneath his fields - coincidentally beneath high tension lines - and getting free power that way. I never did understand the technology of it, though. Induction??
  10. As above - the poor guy was never going to get away with it.Big oil will never allow such things.
  11. Fang_Farrier

    Fang_Farrier LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    Listened to it yesterday on Radio Scotland, no details revealed to stop others trying to copycat dangerous method.

    Risks would appear linked to large piece of machinery inadequately supported and presence of too much petrol.

    Appearing in front of Sheriff is to do with endangering others in same building.

    Just wondering if had been a wee crofter out in a glen somewhere if there could get same charge to stick.
  12. Wath hith name 'Igor'?
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