Electric Eel Powers Christmas Tree at Aquarium

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  1. Steely Dan

    Steely Dan Former Member

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    Christmas Eel Makes Tree Lights Electric
    Submitted by Jeremy Hsu
    posted: 03 December 2010 01:34 pm ET

    Christmas traditions don't get much stranger than having an electric eel power the tree lights, but one Japanese aquarium has made such a display into a recurring eco-friendly theme for the past five years.

    Aluminum panels in the eel tank channel the electricity generated by the eel's movement to power the bright flashes on a Christmas tree at an aquarium in Kamakura, Japan. "It's beginning to eel a lot like Christmas," the Reuters headline quipped....


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  3. 21merc7

    21merc7 New Member

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    That is so cool!
     
  4. Steely Dan

    Steely Dan Former Member

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    I was shocked when I saw it.
     
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    tlcya Well-Known Member

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    that is hella coo!

    I don't know where you find this stuff SD but you can always be counted on for the most bizarre things and I want you to know, I so appreciate that about you!
     
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    tlcya Well-Known Member

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    waaa waaaa waaaaaaah, lol
     
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    I was gonna thank you in a separate post for saying that until I saw your post below. :snooty:

    BTW, I prefer; Link :crazy:
     
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    I have got to get one of those. Would sure cut down on the electric bill.
     

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