Thursday, February 25, 2010

We could run the world on cheese pizza!

Where do children get the energy?  Brendan is a whirling, darting dervish of activity for most of his day...including the ubiquitous Brendan Happy Hour starting after dinner until whatever time we manage to settle him down from bouncing on the bed.  Whew!  It's exhausting just thinking about it.

But where does all this energy come from?  To say that Brendan is a picky eater would be an understatement.  Left to his own resources, his major food groups would be pizza, chocolate chip cookies, apple juice, and Life cereal.  Not usually in large amounts either.  And yet Brendan has managed to track 90th percentile for his height/weight since he was born.  This is the most efficient conversion of matter to energy I have ever observed.

If we could harness the energy of five year olds, just think what we could do!

So here's the idea:  Design childrens' clothing to develop a static charge as the kids move.  Homes and kindergartens across the world can be fitted with discharge mats that feed the static charges back into the electrical grid.  As long as there are children awake, we will have power!

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