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freckle



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:58 pm    Post subject: Green energy source?  Reply with quote

Surely there must be some way to harness the power created by labradors tails? Ours NEVER stop, and create quite a draft. Would it be wrong to tie something to it.......?
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Woodsmoke



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've wondered about that too mate! And we have a tailed-spaniel as well as a lab'.................I reckon we could probably halve our bill at least if there was some way to exploit it  
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not to mention the gas potential
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, we do get the warmth.................
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Gareth



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apparently a dog has a bigger carbon footprint than a 4X4

http://www.stuff.co.nz/environmen...8/Save-the-planet-time-to-eat-dog
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lizzie44



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have long toyed with the idea of a large hamster wheel dynamo powered by our Jack Russell. And they could power schools with a sized up version filled with 6 year olds! Love Lizzie
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Jonty



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lizzie44 wrote:
And they could power schools with a sized up version filled with 6 year olds! Love Lizzie


I think I just heard Wilberforce turning in his grave Lizzie  
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lizzie44



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh come on Jonty they'd love it! Fill them up with E's and Whizz (well blue smarties and Mcdonalds flurries!) and they'd run for hours. Love Lizzie
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you may well be onto something with that idea, Lizzie!  
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Justme



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been done

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/7301354.stm

or

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/4461265.stm
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Justme! Thanks for that!!! Typical of my good ideas - someone else has always had it first! Love Lizzie
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was sorta thinking I might run the Christmas tree with a tank full of electric eels but I've been reluctant as my daughter is on a sushi kick.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Didn't they try the dog powered wheel on Scarey Ruth's Victorian Pharmacy?


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