Most people take the simple convenience of electricity and light for granted. Each month, we pay our electricity bill and we are done with it. For some parts of the world, this convenience would be a luxury, and researchers are working tirelessly to figure out a simple, cheap way to produce electricity. Did you know that a surprisingly powerful light can be created with a potato? Yes, you heard me correctly. The amazing thing is that the lamp can last up to a month if built properly.
Haim Rabinowitch, a professor of science at the University of Jerusalem, figured out a way to do it and is telling the world how it's made.
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Who knew that the random bag of potatoes you have hiding in your pantry could be used to produce electricity?
Okay, obviously this is super weird, but there are a few things you have to do with the potato before it spontaneously produces enough electricity to light a room for a month.
Haim Rabinowitch, the lead scientist who is revolutionizing the potato battery, says that first you have to boil the potato for eight minutes.
Energy can be released from the potato by attaching two pieces of metal to two cut potato halves.