November 13, 2012
Four African girls have created a generator that produces electricity for six hours using a single liter of urine as fuel.
The generator was unveiled at last week’s Maker Faire in Lagos, Nigeria, by the four teens Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, and Faleke Oluwatoyin, all age 14, and Bello Eniola, 15.
So how exactly does the urine-powered generator work?
• Urine is put into an electrolytic cell, which separates [...]
Considering laundry detergent can be pretty expensive, here’s a recipe passed on by The Urban Farming Guys… Check out their web site at:
DIY Laundry Soap 20 Cents A Gallon!
My Notes From Watching The Video
Borax (like 20 Mule Team)
Washing Soda (like Arm & Hammer)
Bar Soap (like Fels-Naptha)
Stuff Found Around The House
Cheese Grater (to grate the bar soap)
Pot (to melt the soap in)
Water (warm, hot, cold)
Ladle (for stirring)
Working Stove (for heating)
Here are some statistics from the year 1909
The average life expectancy was 47 years.
Only 14 percent of homes had a bathtub.
Only 8 percent of homes had a telephone.
There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles of paved roads.
The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower!
The average wage in 1909 was 22 cents per hour.
The average worker [...]