Can u charge your phone with a watermelon?
CAN A WATERMELON BE USED TO CHARGE A CELLPHONE? - What About Watermelon?
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*CAN A WATERMELON BE USED TO CHARGE A CELLPHONE?*
When I was a kid, I was fascinated by the fact that an everyday, ordinary
potato could generate an electrical charge. It wasn’t much of a charge,
but it was still a charge. Turns out, the spud isn’t the only item in the
produce aisle that’s capable of delivering a little power. Watermelons
can also be used to power electronic devices, including being used to
charge your smartphone.
I wouldn’t have believed it myself until a friend sent me a link to this
video (Note: The video is entertaining, but it does contain some
not-safe-for-work-or-kids language). If you don’t want to watch the
video, here’s a basic rundown:
/If you partially submerge a medium-sized watermelon in a bath of salty ice
water and plug your smartphone charger into the rind, it’s supposed to
generate enough electricity to charge your phone (albeit extremely slowly).
The first attempt in the video didn’t work. They added more ice and more
salt, and — wow! — it worked!/
Skeptical, I watched several more “watermelon phone charger” videos on
YouTube, and each of the attempts failed miserably. I began to wonder if
the first video was some sort of prank or, in some way, a flawed
With that in mind, and desperately wanting this to actually work, I decided
to perform the experiment for myself.
*NOTE: If you try this experiment for yourself, make sure you wipe off your
phone charger’s prongs (the metal parts that plug into the wall) and
remove any moisture before plugging it for normal use!*
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