Skip to content
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Virgin.net)   Teenager invents hamster-powered cell-phone charger. Fittingly, this story brought to you by Virgin.net   (tech.virgin.net) divider line
    More: Cool  
•       •       •

10790 clicks; posted to Main » on 25 Aug 2005 at 12:29 PM (16 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



69 Comments     (+0 »)


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | » | Newest | Show all

 
2005-08-25 10:40:35 AM  
Wow. A hamster related link and the submitter managed to avoid a Richard Gere reference.

Kudos.
 
2005-08-25 10:45:20 AM  
Gere was the product tester.
 
2005-08-25 10:51:48 AM  
I'd like to live in a world with massive hamster wheel farms spread out across the countryside, powering the nation's homes and businesses. We'd be like Holland, but with hamsters. And tanks.
 
2005-08-25 10:54:43 AM  
Cake Hunter: I'd like to live in a world with massive hamster wheel farms spread out across the countryside

Imagine the constant squeaking though. It'd be hell.
 
2005-08-25 10:56:49 AM  
Cake Hunter
I don't know...Those massive hamsters probably poop out gigantic pellets.
 
2005-08-25 10:58:20 AM  
mryoop789

fertilzer for crops.

the circle of production is complete.
 
2005-08-25 10:59:47 AM  
Oh Mr. Gere, there's a telephone call for you on the Hampster-Phone!
 
2005-08-25 11:07:45 AM  
I probably should've considered the squeaking and the poop before I dumped all my money into Conglomocorp United Petrochemical and Hamster.
 
2005-08-25 11:56:52 AM  
Wonder how much power my four dachshunds could generate?
 
2005-08-25 12:34:23 PM  
It took him 13 months??? Sorry, but it should not take that long to put together a hamster wheel, small generator and voltage regulator. I wonder how needlessly complicated he made it. Tough to say without pic.

\hell yes I'm a nerd
 
2005-08-25 12:34:56 PM  
Cake Hunter: I'd like to live in a world with massive hamster wheel farms

Do you mean massive amounts of hamster wheels? Or massively large hamster wheels? 'Cause I'm kinda digging huge mutant hamsters. Then we wouldn't need the tanks.
 
2005-08-25 12:34:59 PM  
Giant hamsters?! That is a lot of cedar chip bedding!
 
2005-08-25 12:35:01 PM  
Damn, that pic of the x-ray of the cell phone up someone's ass would come in handy here.
 
2005-08-25 12:35:50 PM  
I don't think you would get a whole lot of energy out of my hamster.

/been dead for 15 years
 
2005-08-25 12:36:24 PM  
StrikitRich: Enough to pull a leprechaun's dogsled?
 
2005-08-25 12:37:46 PM  
Michael Moore on a treadmill would generate how many watts of powers?
 
2005-08-25 12:40:10 PM  
I say it's about time we put bushash's constant mountain biking to good use! Gawd knows, he's got doing anything else for us...
 
2005-08-25 12:40:12 PM  
Did his father smell of elderberries?
 
2005-08-25 12:41:20 PM  
StrikitRich: Michael Moore on a treadmill would generate how many watts of powers?

It's funny you say that. There is a good trolling headline to be made out of a recent news story about him, but I can't think of it.

/Hamsters are useless pets
 
2005-08-25 12:42:08 PM  
can anyone here picture a hampster in the wilde without picturing a predator looking at it like a snack?


~dead hampsters would be good sources of energy...
 
2005-08-25 12:42:39 PM  
The good folks over at otherpower did this quite a while back (details).

Unfortunately the hamster wound up missing and presumed eaten before they got around to harnessing that power for useful things.
 
2005-08-25 12:44:10 PM  
Dr. Frisbee

I don't think you would get a whole lot of energy out of my hamster.

/been dead for 15 years


Couldn't you stick electrodes in the corpse like one of those potato clocks?
 
2005-08-25 12:44:39 PM  
You can't hardly expect hampsters to be a steady powersupply they need to use the rest room and eat and aren't really reliabl in going to the wheel.

Convicts on the other hand we could work in 8 hour shifts.
They wouldn't need an exercise room then either. No more umping iron just got pump the genorator.

Would probably get sued for cruel and unusual though.
 
2005-08-25 12:45:35 PM  
Cake Hunter
We'd be like Holland, but with hamsters.

But that is Holland. They don't call their largest city Hamsterdam for nothing.
 
2005-08-25 12:46:01 PM  
Gis for "virgin net"

[image from freespace.virgin.net too old to be available]

ewww
 
2005-08-25 12:46:08 PM  
StrikitRich

Problem is that Michael Moore needs an endless food supply.

--dan
 
2005-08-25 12:46:31 PM  
Couldn't you stick electrodes in the corpse like one of those potato clocks?

I guess you could. Make the little guy pay me back for all the food he ate!

However at this time I doubt he's anything but bones. Maybe if I placed his corpse next to a live hamser with a sign "run or suffer the consequences" I could get the little guy to run like hell!
 
2005-08-25 12:46:37 PM  
Also on a GIS for "virgin net"

mmmmmm

[image from tiatexada.net too old to be available]
 
2005-08-25 12:49:13 PM  
What? What happened?
 
2005-08-25 12:49:29 PM  
Harvey, Harvey, Harvey the Wonder Hamster
He doesn't fight
And he doesn't squeal
He just charges phones on his hamster wheel

Harvey, Harvey
Harvey the Wonder Hamster

Hey Harvey!
 
2005-08-25 12:51:47 PM  
In regards to the headline, if you ask the hamster, the teen is no virgin...

Dammit, now I just feel gross.
 
2005-08-25 12:52:26 PM  
Hamster powered electronic devices can be quite efficent. The basic hamster-and-wheel design is very straightforward, too. For maximum efficency, though, one must burn the hamsters. The gasses given off by the burning hamsters spin turbines that power generators.

It's all hamsters and wheels...
 
2005-08-25 12:54:34 PM  
Before batteries took over there were self-pleasuring powered watches (called self winding by the marketeers).
 
Bo
2005-08-25 12:56:42 PM  
Dr. Frisbee

I don't think you would get a whole lot of energy out of my hamster.

/been dead for 15 years


you just haven't waited long enough yet!

/future oil
//a tiny amount of future oil
///making you a future slightly richer man
////in a few million years
//just wanted to round out the slashies.
 
2005-08-25 12:57:20 PM  
Next, people will want hampster powered flame throwers.
 
2005-08-25 12:57:54 PM  
[image from img261.imageshack.us too old to be available]
The number you are trying to reach, 555-1857, is temporarily unavailable...
 
2005-08-25 12:59:53 PM  
Dude, that story provides absolutely no farking information, and is absolutely worthless without pics.

Fark personals girl today is absolutely the hottest I've ever seen here. ev4r.
 
2005-08-25 1:02:00 PM  
RNG RING RING RING RING RING RING HAMSTER PHONE!

[image from img153.imageshack.us too old to be available]
 
2005-08-25 1:02:04 PM  
hamsters are fine and all.
but why are there no 'midget on stilts' pictures on the internet?? i thought this was what the internet was made for
 
2005-08-25 1:04:21 PM  
Ultrapeepi unavailable for comment.
 
2005-08-25 1:06:08 PM  
nbrfwhoooo:

Harvey, Harvey, Harvey the Wonder Hamster

Made my day.
 
2005-08-25 1:06:45 PM  
wylie1
can anyone here picture a hampster in the wilde without picturing a predator looking at it like a snack?

I had a friend who released a hampster into the wild once...In the middle of a field, on a big bowl of hampster food.
 
2005-08-25 1:07:37 PM  
L01z @ BXRWXR
 
2005-08-25 1:08:08 PM  
Worst moment of my life:

Going to shut the door to the basement at 2am to get rid of that god damn noise from the hampster running on his wheel...finding out the door was shut, and that was the squeaking of the wheels on my roommates bed since his girlfriend was spending the night!

I could never understand the hampster as a pet craze. They're just farking rodents. I'm glad someone found a use for them!

Cake Hunter

I probably should've considered the squeaking and the poop before I dumped all my money into Conglomocorp United Petrochemical and Hamster.

Fark you man! Now I've gotta explain to my boss why I'm laughing so hard there's tears on my desk!
 
2005-08-25 1:15:26 PM  
Not impressed.

Call me when they invent a cell phone powered hamster charger!
 
2005-08-25 1:15:55 PM  
it's hamster!

hamster! hamster! hamster! hamster! hamster! hamster! hamster! hamster! hamster! hamster! hamster! hamster!

Thank you for your time.
 
2005-08-25 1:20:31 PM  
So, what's that in horsepower?
 
2005-08-25 1:24:03 PM  
Lame Name Shame: So, what's that in horsepower?

'bout a hoof.
 
2005-08-25 1:28:37 PM  
[image from broodslayers.com too old to be available]

I shall not permit Boo the Miniature Giant Space Hamster to participate in such a vile scheme!
 
2005-08-25 1:30:07 PM  
[image from hicom-online.de too old to be available]


/got nothin'
 
Displayed 50 of 69 comments


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | » | Newest | Show all



This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking




On Twitter


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.