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(BBC-US)   Scientists discover a way to turn human waste into electricity; surely they are taking the piss   (bbc.com) divider line 45
    More: Spiffy, electricity, microbial fuel cell, human waste, fuel cells, electrolysis, scientists, thin-slicing, biogas  
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2014-03-12 11:35:24 PM
Was this why they changed to the three seashells?
 
2014-03-12 11:38:52 PM

DarkSoulNoHope: Was this why they changed to the three seashells?


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2014-03-12 11:38:58 PM

DarkSoulNoHope: Was this why they changed to the three seashells?


Submitter doesn't know how to use the three seashells
 
2014-03-12 11:39:08 PM
They don't call em 'ELECTRO-lytes' for nuthin
 
2014-03-12 11:39:27 PM
content7.flixster.com
 
2014-03-12 11:40:37 PM
cps-static.rovicorp.com
 
2014-03-12 11:40:55 PM
"It's a self-renewing system, because the more waste the microbes eat, the more energy the system can generate and for longer. "

..........

www.toomanymornings.com
 
2014-03-12 11:40:55 PM
poop thread?
 
2014-03-12 11:43:22 PM
Well, assholes have been powering Apple sales for years, so it stands to reason...
 
2014-03-12 11:47:02 PM
Jokes aside, this is pretty awesome. Not going to solve energy problems by itself but with a combination of other renewable energies, could completely eliminate the need for fossil fuels. Plus the implications for space flight.
 
2014-03-12 11:47:36 PM
In a bar in the near future, a man is talking on his phone: "...beep...Sorry honey, my battery is almost out, I'll call you back after drinking a couple of beer to recharge it."
 
2014-03-12 11:49:53 PM
Reminds me of that scene from Back to the Future where Doc Brown takes a dump in the Delorean's fuel chamber and flies away with Marty's underage girlfriend
 
2014-03-12 11:52:06 PM
Energy companies will now start promoting policies to increase dietary fiber intake.
 
2014-03-12 11:52:17 PM
The roommate of me is quite the bigger person who must use the plunger at the intervals which have regularity. She could power the city the size of Vegas until she has the hearting attack.
 
2014-03-12 11:55:22 PM
Suddenly, saving all of my feces for the last 6 going on 7 years in plastic pickle buckets doesn't seem so stupid now, does it?
 
2014-03-12 11:56:28 PM
politickles.com
 
2014-03-12 11:57:03 PM
Energy stocks are going in the toilet.
 
2014-03-12 11:58:12 PM

nubzers: Jokes aside, this is pretty awesome. Not going to solve energy problems by itself but with a combination of other renewable energies, could completely eliminate the need for fossil fuels. Plus the implications for space flight.


Nice thought, but think about how much urine you'll need to power a car for say a hundred mile trip.
 
2014-03-12 11:59:11 PM

talkertopc: In a bar in the near future, a man is talking on his phone: "...beep...Sorry honey, my battery is almost out, I'll call you back after drinking a couple of beer to recharge it."


Sweetie, recharge it or urine trouble
 
2014-03-12 11:59:17 PM

PaLarkin: nubzers: Jokes aside, this is pretty awesome. Not going to solve energy problems by itself but with a combination of other renewable energies, could completely eliminate the need for fossil fuels. Plus the implications for space flight.

Nice thought, but think about how much urine you'll need to power a car for say a hundred mile trip.


Good point

/better pick up another 12 pack
 
2014-03-13 12:04:25 AM

Harry_Seldon: Energy stocks are going in the toilet.


So is my weed stock.

Smoke more you useless bastards!
 
2014-03-13 12:06:11 AM

pagansexgod: talkertopc: In a bar in the near future, a man is talking on his phone: "...beep...Sorry honey, my battery is almost out, I'll call you back after drinking a couple of beer to recharge it."

Sweetie, recharge it or urine trouble


u'reine

/Nazi of the grammar
 
2014-03-13 12:10:37 AM
Will Brown outs end the need for brown outs in California?
 
2014-03-13 12:14:17 AM
Will this make Indian food tax deductible?
 
2014-03-13 12:15:09 AM
This headline brought to you by meow said the dog.
 
2014-03-13 12:19:21 AM
The Ganges could power the entire solar system
 
2014-03-13 12:21:43 AM
joshblackman.com
 
2014-03-13 12:30:39 AM

Dr Jack Badofsky: This headline brought to you by meow said the dog.


MSTD is far less coherent
 
2014-03-13 12:34:28 AM
mechanicaldesign.iit.edu

Just make sure you aim for the paddle wheel.

/and the disturbing thing is I didn't even have to open photoshop...
 
2014-03-13 12:37:03 AM
Well, at least I can pay for my utility bill in something besides pennies...

Because I'm pissed.
 
2014-03-13 12:41:46 AM
kilowatts / couric?
 
2014-03-13 12:48:55 AM
i.lv3.hbo.com

Hi, I'm Robin Williams. I've just had a black bean burrito. That's right, I'm gonna drive all the way from San Francisco to Washington, D.C. Yup, the shiat has hit the fan and it's powering my car. Won't you join us? fark green, go brown!
 
2014-03-13 01:18:21 AM

PaLarkin: nubzers: Jokes aside, this is pretty awesome. Not going to solve energy problems by itself but with a combination of other renewable energies, could completely eliminate the need for fossil fuels. Plus the implications for space flight.

Nice thought, but think about how much urine you'll need to power a car for say a hundred mile trip.


Cute, but transportation energy wasn't what I was talking about.
 
2014-03-13 01:36:23 AM
silly english kniggits

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piss will never power anything more than my ass back to the bar for another.

better: you must be shiatting me.
 
2014-03-13 02:06:39 AM
The scientists are farking with us. I tried pissing on my phone when the battery ran out and it didn't turn on.
 
2014-03-13 02:43:04 AM

PaLarkin: nubzers: Jokes aside, this is pretty awesome. Not going to solve energy problems by itself but with a combination of other renewable energies, could completely eliminate the need for fossil fuels. Plus the implications for space flight.

Nice thought, but think about how much urine you'll need to power a car for say a hundred mile trip.


Well, the good news, get a friend with irritable bowels. Problem solved.
 
2014-03-13 02:46:41 AM

People_are_Idiots: Well, the good news, get a friend with irritable bowels. Problem solved.


How about an irritable towel?

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2014-03-13 02:56:24 AM
You could probably power an aircraft carrier with this pile of human waste:

media.10news.com
 
2014-03-13 05:23:06 AM
My brain just exploded when the link told me that the BBC site was not available in the UK.

But unless the scientists in this article are teenage girls from Africa, someone beat them to it.
http://grist.org/list/pee-powers-this-generator-invented-by-four-afr ic an-teens/
 
2014-03-13 05:43:50 AM
Don't call me Shirley.
 
2014-03-13 06:22:09 AM
It's just Subby talking shiat.
 
2014-03-13 07:20:53 AM
So, they catch it all into a basin that captures the off-gassing methane, which is then burned to produce electricity?
 
2014-03-13 07:34:49 AM
Brought to you by Jenkum Gas & Electric.
 
2014-03-13 08:41:30 AM
But won't that mean Bare Grills will dehydrate?!?
 
2014-03-13 10:24:09 AM

meow said the dog: The roommate of me is quite the bigger person who must use the plunger at the intervals which have regularity. She could power the city the size of Vegas until she has the hearting attack.


Man, if her piss is clogging the toilet, I think something is seriously wrong and she should see a doctor ASAP!
 
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