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Potato radio? Or just pulling my leg?

Discussion in 'How To Save Energy' started by DarkRaven, Aug 28, 2017.

  1. Aug 28, 2017
    Swede

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    hey guys,
    I'm not a DOWK fan (diary of a wimpy kid), but for some reason I'm hooked to the books :barnie

    I was reading "old school" one day, and I saw this:
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    Is this true? Do I sound far fetched? I'm gonna look like a fool is this is a fake :oops:
     
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    Swede

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    Or is this actually true? Need to brush up on my potatoes :lol:
     
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    milkmansdaughter

    milkmansdaughter Super Self-Sufficient

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    Yep, you really can make a radio using a potato. It's a great project for kids' science fairs. There are a bunch of videos on YouTube and Google.
     
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    Swede

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    o_O
     
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    milkmansdaughter

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    You can also use a potato for other simple electrical circuits like lighting a light bulb (lol, or removing a broken one!) :)
     
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    Britesea

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    DH says he's heard that lemons work even better
     
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    milkmansdaughter

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    K. says certain kinds of cactus and tomatoes work better too. Lemons, citrus and tomatoes are higher in acid which makes better conductors.
     
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    Britesea

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    The only real advantage I can see to using potatoes is they have a longer shelf life.
     
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    Swede

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    LOL
     
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    FarmerJamie

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    And once the battery dies, you can eat it?
     

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