BKITU: MayoBoy: WTF is a Coocoo?It's a repository for small, spherical, brown edible objects.
BKITU: "Kerosene lamps are problematic in three ways: they release pollutants which can contribute to respiratory disease; they pose a fire risk; and, thanks to the ongoing need to buy kerosene fuel, they are expensive to run."Perhaps kerosene quality is erratic between different producers, leaving the consumers at risk of buying low-quality product. If only some young, enthusiastic entrepreneur could come up with a way of minimizing the risk of fire, maybe by creating a top-quality standard oil for home kerosene use... why he'd be richer than Rockefeller in no time!He should be aware of this pesky by-product of the kerosene refining process, though. It's far too volatile to be used by the average consumer, but I bet he could find a use for it in running his refinery's machinery....
Strik3r: This seems like the next logical step in the evolution of the "hand-crank generators". There have been lights and radios that run on hand cranked electricity for a while now. This is basically just adding a clock type mechanism to let gravity do the cranking.Simple ideas are usually the best.
MadCat221: Screwed kerosene vendors + Hired thugs targeting families that buy this = Not awesome.
LesserEvil: Of course... the villagers will probably fill the bag with kerosene.
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