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Date: 11/11/07 02:40 AM

138 Responses to Charge Your iPod

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    November 10, 2007 at 11:42 pm
    Link: Charge Your iPod - All you need is an onion and Gatorade.
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    kpforizzle Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2007 at 2:48 am
    bs
  3. Profile photo of Rainbow_Haze
    Rainbow_Haze Female 18-29
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    November 11, 2007 at 2:57 am
    That couldn`t be good for the USB cable.
  4. Profile photo of Hucky0
    Hucky0 Male 13-17
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    November 11, 2007 at 3:04 am
    I`m just trying to figure out how he stumbled across THIS idea... )-|
  5. Profile photo of JazzyPiano
    JazzyPiano Female 18-29
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    November 11, 2007 at 3:12 am
    Darn it, I brought my ipod with me but I don`t have any place to plug it in!
    Wait a minute, I have this onion...and exactly 2 cups of gatorade...

    I give it a meh on creativity--not as good as the glowing Mountain Dew.

  6. Profile photo of speedsta
    speedsta Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2007 at 3:15 am
    i call bullpoo.. why do people make up such crap
  7. Profile photo of knup48
    knup48 Female 18-29
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    November 11, 2007 at 3:21 am
    Someone should try it and report back.

    ..I am one of the few without an Ipod

  8. Profile photo of ManilaRose
    ManilaRose Female 18-29
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    November 11, 2007 at 3:21 am
    That my friends is called using science in a totally useless and inefficient way. Although if you ever find yourself locked in a grocery store with your iPod at least you`ll be able to listen to music for a looooonnnnnggg time.

    And did his voice irritate anybody but me?!

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    AKappy Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2007 at 3:24 am
    ^Irritated me too. It sounded really timid, like he was being held hostage and would be shot if he even slightly raised his voice or mis-spoke.
  10. Profile photo of mastercif
    mastercif Male 13-17
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    November 11, 2007 at 3:24 am
    this actually would have come in handy for me a couple of times when i`ve forgotten my ipod charger on a camping trip or something like that
  11. Profile photo of Hellven
    Hellven Female 18-29
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    November 11, 2007 at 3:32 am
    Omg. His voice bugged the crap out of me too. D:
  12. Profile photo of danield
    danield Male 13-17
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    November 11, 2007 at 3:55 am
    Whoa. Give the guy a break. He`s not suggesting that this will ever come of any use, its just the coolness in the fact you can actually create power out of an onion and powerade.

    Don`t be so quick to criticize.

  13. Profile photo of PreoSmo
    PreoSmo Female 18-29
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    November 11, 2007 at 3:57 am
    LOL @ JazzyPiano

    I`m just worried that onion gunk will get into your USB port and drat it up. But if you`re trapped on a deserted island with only gatorade and onions, hey, at least you can die listening to `soulja boi` over and over andoverandover . . .

    At least, you can do that if you want to commit suicide.

  14. Profile photo of ellbell16
    ellbell16 Female 13-17
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    November 11, 2007 at 4:03 am
    Is this another science project that doesnt work?
  15. Profile photo of xxmiranda
    xxmiranda Female 13-17
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    November 11, 2007 at 4:30 am
    Wow.
    Someone needs to get out more.
    I bet that would void your warranty!
    Heh.. the Apple store.. "My iPod isn`t working"
    "What`d you do?"
    "Tried to charge it using gatorade and and onion".
    ROFLAMO
  16. Profile photo of llamaseacow
    llamaseacow Male 13-17
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    November 11, 2007 at 4:33 am
    an onion and a gatorade???? WHAT THE FARMER?????
  17. Profile photo of tourettes
    tourettes Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2007 at 5:00 am
    this is really cool would it work with a potato? i have tons of potatos lying around. not alot of onions.

    give it a rest about his voice he was trying to be easily understood.

  18. Profile photo of R_U_Kidding
    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2007 at 5:09 am
    That was really strange. I approve! :-)
    The onion-bits in the USB plug would be a pain, but at least one would then have a Gatorade-flavoured onion to cook with. Put THAT in your spaghetti sauce and see what happens! Hah!
  19. Profile photo of eeriet
    eeriet Male 13-17
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    November 11, 2007 at 5:43 am
    knup48 you are not the only one without an Ipod.
    Windows Media player does the job though!:->
  20. Profile photo of 03swalker
    03swalker Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2007 at 6:26 am
    God almighty, enough with the science experiments which all involve the same conductivity principle to generate electricity.
  21. Profile photo of sniugnep
    sniugnep Female 13-17
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    November 11, 2007 at 6:56 am
    How did they find that out?
    "I think I`m going to soak this onion in gatorade and stick my ipod`s charger into it and see what happens"
    XD
    Still. Pretty cool.
    I`d try it if I had an ipod and lived in a country that actually sells gatorade.
    I wonder if it would work with red bull...
  22. Profile photo of KitsumiMaru
    KitsumiMaru Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2007 at 7:09 am
    yeah....maybe some-one should try this so they can confirm that it`s absolute BULLSH** lol

    Phail

  23. Profile photo of KitsumiMaru
    KitsumiMaru Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2007 at 7:12 am
    I mean seriously, why the hell do these keep getting posted? it was established that the guy who makes these is full of s***
    `how to power a tv with a AAA battery` etc etc
  24. Profile photo of sendorm
    sendorm Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2007 at 7:14 am
    The timid voice fa*g guy can use a showel and trimmer for a nice halloween costume too. All he has to do is showe the showel up his a*ss and trim his head bald. Thus becomming a lolipop.
  25. Profile photo of Michelley666
    Michelley666 Female 13-17
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    November 11, 2007 at 8:47 am
    I wonder if it works on the iPod Shuffle.
  26. Profile photo of HarryBalszak
    HarryBalszak Male 40-49
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    November 11, 2007 at 9:09 am
    Or a PS3 controller.
  27. Profile photo of WHOISIT12345
    WHOISIT12345 Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2007 at 9:20 am
    ....
  28. Profile photo of treli13
    treli13 Male 13-17
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    November 11, 2007 at 9:41 am
    i have an iPod nano but i`m pretty sure the gatorade+onion has the same effect on any device.

    But why would i wait half an hour for the onion to soak up some of the gatorade?

    Somebody had WAY too much time

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    jhonmayer1 Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2007 at 9:43 am
    haha kewl kewl.
  30. Profile photo of B3nt
    B3nt Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2007 at 9:48 am
    This is complete BS!!!! Notice how the cable wraps UNDER the Ipod, there is probably a hole where the onion cable goes into, while a cable plugged into a computer comes out of the hole and into the ipod. This guy obviously things everyone is a total Idiot. I seriously doubt that you can produce the precise voltage and amperage to power a USB device. Too little, and the device won`t work. Too much, and it will malfunction. The range is SO small that i have to say FAKE.
  31. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2007 at 9:54 am
    well, good thing i know how to start a fire with a potato, and charge my ipod with an onion, so if i ever get lost in the wild, i can make a fire...and listen to music!! FAN FLIPPIN TASTIC
  32. Profile photo of Stone500
    Stone500 Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2007 at 9:56 am
    I`m surprised these many people are giving the guy a hard time. It`s just science people, don`t be afraid of it. I bet if it was Bill Nye telling you how to do this, you guys wouldn`t be so hard on him.
  33. Profile photo of TheGrag
    TheGrag Male 13-17
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    November 11, 2007 at 10:12 am
    ive seen too many bs science posts, im still bored, on to the next post!
  34. Profile photo of Putzpie
    Putzpie Male 13-17
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    November 11, 2007 at 10:13 am
    I swear the background music is from crash bandicoot. level 21 or 25.
  35. Profile photo of pendleton333
    pendleton333 Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2007 at 10:17 am
    BS stuff like this is what keeps Snopes something to do. Wait 30 minutes for the onion to soak up the gatorade to get 15 min of charging. Or wait the 45 min till you get someone to plug the dang thang up.
  36. Profile photo of Bujold
    Bujold Male 13-17
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    November 11, 2007 at 10:27 am
    "I bet if it was Bill Nye telling you how to do this, you guys wouldn`t be so hard on him."
    Well, since I had never even heard this name until your post, I probably would be as sceptical as I am now.

    "..I am one of the few without an Ipod"
    Same here. Heck, the old MP3 player I have works for 2 hours per AAA batteries, so I use it as a second USB drive. My collection of CDs can take care of the music aspect of my life well enough.

  37. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2007 at 10:32 am
    Ipood
  38. Profile photo of matsuri_aka
    matsuri_aka Female 18-29
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    November 11, 2007 at 10:36 am
    Sorry, I love my iPod too much to stick its cable into an onion.
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    someone? Male 13-17
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    November 11, 2007 at 10:38 am
    i think this would be cool if it worked, but yeah completely unnecessary xd

    why is everyone who replies such an idiot ._.

  40. Profile photo of jen00384
    jen00384 Female 18-29
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    November 11, 2007 at 10:54 am
    This is a really cool way to... ruin your USB cable.

    I didn`t catch why using an outlet was a bad idea..

  41. Profile photo of matsuri_aka
    matsuri_aka Female 18-29
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    November 11, 2007 at 11:00 am
    Sorry, I love my iPod too much to stick its cable into an onion.
  42. Profile photo of crazypete
    crazypete Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2007 at 11:06 am
    1st of all, JazzyPiano, that Mountain Dew thing was obviously fake.
    2nd of all, I tried it on my Sansa e250 mp3 player and it worked, so i`m assuming it would work with an iPod.
  43. Profile photo of Sean_confer
    Sean_confer Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2007 at 11:09 am
    Yeah like im going to plug my USB Adapter into a gatorade soaked onion.
  44. Profile photo of LUVPEACE90
    LUVPEACE90 Female 13-17
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    November 11, 2007 at 11:32 am
    i have two usb adapters for my nano soo i could try it.....
  45. Profile photo of davidko0628
    davidko0628 Male 30-39
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    November 11, 2007 at 11:44 am
    do it^
  46. Profile photo of Pikachu42
    Pikachu42 Female 18-29
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    November 11, 2007 at 11:45 am
    what`s with the creepy mad scientist music? and seriously wouldn`t that ruin the power cord?
  47. Profile photo of Groogle
    Groogle Male 30-39
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    November 11, 2007 at 11:48 am
    It breaks the Ipod if you do that... the guy cleverly left that part out.
  48. Profile photo of sendorm
    sendorm Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2007 at 11:51 am
    Assuming most of the readers here are from the USA, i now understand why bush is the president.

    If anyone here is thinking seriously if this will work or not, I invite them to the realm of common sense.
    @Stone500, this is not science this is BS.

  49. Profile photo of JazzyPiano
    JazzyPiano Female 18-29
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    November 11, 2007 at 12:23 pm
    crazypete: "1st of all, JazzyPiano, that Mountain Dew thing was obviously fake."

    I know, that`s why I made reference to it since this video is also obviously fake, more-so than the Mountain Dew video. A gatorade-soaked onion?! Oh, pete, you`re crazy. :-P

  50. Profile photo of shinu
    shinu Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2007 at 12:23 pm
    rofl! i love crap like this. and the fact it makes so much sense. why wouldnt an onion charge an ipod? and why do youtube videos never work on iab? i have to go to youtube to watch it. :(
  51. Profile photo of oowusum
    oowusum Female 13-17
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    November 11, 2007 at 12:23 pm
    Who knew onions were so absorbent?
  52. Profile photo of mrMongoose
    mrMongoose Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2007 at 12:25 pm
    Is it really that hard to clean the adapter for all your precious iPods?

    Though I can understand it`s probably slightly harder to do that than to deduce that this is a curiousity rather than a proposal for mass renewable energy.

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    yellowsquare Female 18-29
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    November 11, 2007 at 12:27 pm
    I don`t know the exact mechanics of what`s going on here, but I definitely believe you could charge a small device for a small amount of time on 2 cups of gatorade. Electrolytes and such.
  54. Profile photo of kooshi_govno
    kooshi_govno Male 70 & Over
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    November 11, 2007 at 12:40 pm
    IM TIRED OF ALL THIS BULLpoo PSEUDOSCIENCE
  55. Profile photo of Mafibofweeb9
    Mafibofweeb9 Male 13-17
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    November 11, 2007 at 12:40 pm
    yet another thing i don`t really feel like trying
  56. Profile photo of CheesyQueso
    CheesyQueso Female 18-29
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    November 11, 2007 at 12:40 pm
    i have like 4 usb cables in my house but i dont want to wait so long for an onion to absorb gatorade and i dont have either of those anyway
  57. Profile photo of JazzyPiano
    JazzyPiano Female 18-29
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    November 11, 2007 at 12:54 pm
    I`m going to power my car with a pumpkin now.
  58. Profile photo of CicadaFrolic
    CicadaFrolic Female 18-29
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    November 11, 2007 at 1:04 pm
    Psh, you kidding me? I`d just drink the gatorade. Then I`d eat the onion.

    Then I`d eat the iPod.

    ...Then I`d go outside. :/

  59. Profile photo of T3h-Wraith
    T3h-Wraith Male 13-17
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    November 11, 2007 at 1:36 pm
    I was going to watch it, But then the music and his voice said I shouldn`t. The end.
  60. Profile photo of beaman
    beaman Male 30-39
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    November 11, 2007 at 1:52 pm
    This works. I saw it on `Man vs. Wild`.
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    ddr_coke21 Male 13-17
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    November 11, 2007 at 2:01 pm
    Crazy shiz. o.o
  62. Profile photo of Sean_confer
    Sean_confer Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2007 at 2:03 pm
    "Assuming most of the readers here are from the USA, i now understand why bush is the president.

    If anyone here is thinking seriously if this will work or not, I invite them to the realm of common sense.
    @Stone500, this is not science this is BS."

    F U C K Off Eurotrash.

  63. Profile photo of Cmstamega
    Cmstamega Male 13-17
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    November 11, 2007 at 2:12 pm
    SWEET! i wanna try that. guys, stop criticizing him. it`s just a cool thing to do.
  64. Profile photo of xxamsey
    xxamsey Female 18-29
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    November 11, 2007 at 2:15 pm
    Yeah, I wouldn`t really wanna try that when I could just plug it into my computer.

    And what`s with all these people trying to swear using (`s as c`s and asterisks between letters? Honestly.

  65. Profile photo of shizzamX
    shizzamX Female 18-29
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    November 11, 2007 at 2:22 pm
    intresting.
  66. Profile photo of Sean_confer
    Sean_confer Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2007 at 2:41 pm
    "And what`s with all these people trying to swear using (`s as c`s and asterisks between letters? Honestly."

    because if you don`t use those then you`re words will be modified.

    SH*T or S H I T Becomes poo when you don`t use the astrik or anything else.

    Same goes for F*CK --->drat

    AND

    A$$HOLE --->non-nice individual

    And I think thats it.

  67. Profile photo of Schooler90
    Schooler90 Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2007 at 3:30 pm
    rename it to "how to charge ur iPod once, then fux up ur usb cable forever"
  68. Profile photo of Demogorgon66
    Demogorgon66 Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2007 at 3:34 pm
    I agree Sean_confer. F U C KING idiotic Europeans.
  69. Profile photo of AKappy
    AKappy Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2007 at 3:45 pm
    Yeah, seriously. Bear Grylls does this all the time when he`s stranded and his IPod runs out of juice.
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    MikePiano Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2007 at 3:49 pm
    WD-40 and a tomato, works like a charm ;)
  71. Profile photo of sendorm
    sendorm Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2007 at 3:52 pm
    You believe this sh*it and claim that europeans are the idiots. hahahahahahah
  72. Profile photo of MikePiano
    MikePiano Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2007 at 3:52 pm
    ^idiot.
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    PontaFanta Female 13-17
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    November 11, 2007 at 3:54 pm
    That`s actually kind of...cool.
  74. Profile photo of ConverseUK
    ConverseUK Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2007 at 3:59 pm
    Whats with the euro-bashing? Seriously, you people take any chance to celebrate your isolationism, don`t you?!

    On the othre hand, sendorm, shut up you spoon...theres no need.

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    sendorm Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2007 at 4:05 pm
    Just accept the fact that some people can be fools. It`s really sad to see people that are both idiots and are ignorant.
    I am sorry but believing in a onion powering your ipod is stupid. Any sensible person with a common sense can see that. Else is idiocracy (go watch the movie, I see someone`s future in that lmao.) Bla bla. Have fun with this BS video and trying to figure out what went wrong and why your ipod is not charging. And god have mercy on the maintenance guy trying to pry onions of a f*ucked up ipod.
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    sendorm Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2007 at 4:08 pm
    @ConverseUK, No one has ever told me "spoon" before except for my girlfriend of course :)
    Thanks mate.
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    AnwarNova Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2007 at 4:29 pm
    "I powered my whole house with electricity for THREE DAYS using crutches, rat poison, hydrogen peroxide, tide dish washer soap and blankets!"
  78. Profile photo of Niyou77
    Niyou77 Male 13-17
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    November 11, 2007 at 4:39 pm
    Come on Sendorm, Of course it`s bull, but just becuase most of us are idiots doesn`t mean all of us are. Now piss off and such.
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    wtfemilyxomg Female 13-17
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    November 11, 2007 at 5:20 pm
    It`s funny how nobody that`s commented this has even tryed it and immediately assumes it`s bullsh*t.I agree with KitsumiMaru, maybe one of ya`ll should try it before shooting it down. And I would try it,if I had an iPod. :| I`m getting one soon though. Although I do agree that his voice was really annoying. )-| And the onion can`t good for the USB cable. It`s really inefficient but hey,pretty weird that someone could find this out. Iffff it works.
  80. Profile photo of Cyanic
    Cyanic Male 13-17
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    November 11, 2007 at 6:04 pm
    I`m half backing senidorm.

    there are some dumbass people who happen to be americans on IAB, that beleive anything that is shoved down their throat,and they do set a bad example of america (along with bush).

    But Sendorm is right. You (as people, NOT AS AMERICANS) call anybody from europe idiots? Yeah, okay.

  81. Profile photo of Bluedot34
    Bluedot34 Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2007 at 6:06 pm
    I don`t have an iPod and would probably just plug it in to chagre it if I did
  82. Profile photo of Cyanic
    Cyanic Male 13-17
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    November 11, 2007 at 6:06 pm
    You know. I love how every thread on IAB recently seems to have turned into Europe vs America.

    Oh and by the way, I can`t resist.
    v
    Lol dumbasses. I`m not from europe! ... I`m from england. :P

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    RadRockette Female 13-17
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    November 11, 2007 at 8:18 pm
    agreed with hucky hahaahah
  84. Profile photo of rabbeseking
    rabbeseking Male 13-17
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    November 11, 2007 at 8:24 pm
    I dont care about this
  85. Profile photo of ConverseUK
    ConverseUK Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2007 at 8:27 pm
    Cyanic, just shut up, nobody cares and you end up making the rest of us look like twats.

    Seriously people, we`re not all like this guy.

  86. Profile photo of ConverseUK
    ConverseUK Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2007 at 8:30 pm
    Oh and sendorm, I`m calling you a spoon...as in `a spoon`...the noun. Not the verbial `to spoon`.

    And while I`m here and slightly more alcohol fueled, I want to have a go at Cyanic for saying `dumbasses`. Way to be patriotic, dickface.

  87. Profile photo of _Marmite_
    _Marmite_ Female 18-29
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    November 11, 2007 at 8:31 pm
    Surely this would work? You can power a clock with a lemon, so why is this any different?
    Yes, utterly pointless but a good party trick!
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    pea_ooter Male 13-17
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    November 11, 2007 at 9:16 pm
    LOL sendorm
    Next project for this guy: How to make halloween costum out of a shovel and a trimmer.
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    kittyloaf Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2007 at 9:39 pm
    This is basic electromagnitism. The electrolytes have charges which set up an electric field. This electric field causes a voltage potential difference, so that when the onion absorbs enough electrolytes it acts as a battery. When you hook up the Ipod to the onion a current is made thru the wire and charges are pushed through the wire into the Ipod thus charging it.
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    cale_d_100 Male 13-17
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    November 11, 2007 at 10:11 pm
    lol thats... .weird
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    Novem006 Female 18-29
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    November 11, 2007 at 11:06 pm
    lol would be kinda cool if it really worked.
  92. Profile photo of twinkletits
    twinkletits Male 13-17
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    November 11, 2007 at 11:07 pm
    im tryin that bitch right now to see if it works
  93. Profile photo of twinkletits
    twinkletits Male 13-17
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    November 11, 2007 at 11:11 pm
    im gonna be so pissed if this doesnt work it will be the biggest waste of an onion and gatorade in my life
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    twinkletits Male 13-17
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    November 11, 2007 at 11:14 pm
    i got an extra usb cable so ill put an end to all this arguing ill tell you if this ruins the usb cable and if it powers the onion.
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    tatervent Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2007 at 11:26 pm
    I bet this works to, and he didnt just hit the wheel on his ipod to make the light come on
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    dragonrice Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2007 at 11:29 pm
    I tried this right after I watched the video. It charged for about 2 minutes then my ipod shut off. The guy said it would take 15-20 minutes. Maybe my onion wasn`t big enough. Anyways, that was an awesome experiment but picking the onion chunks out of the USB was a b!tch.
  97. Profile photo of twinkletits
    twinkletits Male 13-17
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    November 11, 2007 at 11:47 pm
    yhea its complete bullsh*t didnt work at all, but it didnt ruin the usb cable.I waited 30 minutes like it said and when i plugged it in nothin happened.
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    Moenkie Male 18-29
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    November 12, 2007 at 12:40 am
    Props to Casino vs Japan for music :]
  99. Profile photo of Jomelyn
    Jomelyn Female 13-17
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    November 12, 2007 at 1:01 am
    *cough cough* get a life..
    lol
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    StapleMeElmo Male 18-29
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    November 12, 2007 at 1:29 am
    Aren`t electrolytes just water and salt?
  101. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    November 12, 2007 at 2:15 am
    Okay, this is beyond stupid and into dangerous. You should NEVER mess around with rechargeable batteries, especially Lithium-Ion batteries like the ones in an iPod.
    Recharging these batteries is extremely complicated, it takes several advanced microprocessors to manage the voltages and currents involved and if you do it wrong they can explode. I`m not joking, for your own safety don`t try this.
  102. Profile photo of sendorm
    sendorm Male 18-29
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    November 12, 2007 at 3:24 am
    @almightybob1, let it go.

    As I`ve told before, some people here lack common sense and also basic knowledge of electrics. Some of the guys even try to explain this BS video. LMAO.

    Ok in order to generate electrity you need two different metals with different electron levels, for instance copper and zinc. Then a medium to connect these two metals. Ok now onion does not have metals in it. Then two cables connected to those metals must be connected to the circuit. Again to the appropriate signed (plus and minus) connections. This was supposed to be teached to you in the middle school, geeshhhh.

    Did you even know that usb connector had 2 different lines for plus and minus voltage inputs. So plugging that usb header into the gatorade soaked onion will basically just short circuit it. Short circuit means (for dumba*sses like you) f*ucked up circuits m`ok?

    I now understand why they have "Dont use it to dry your cat" all over microwave ovens.

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    sendorm Male 18-29
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    November 12, 2007 at 3:36 am
    For guys trying to explain this BS. Read below.

    "What you`ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul."
    (from billy madison)

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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    November 12, 2007 at 4:29 am
    I`m not trying to explain why it`s BS, I`m trying to warn people that lithium-ion batteries can explode if you don`t treat them extremely carefully. Trying to charge them with anything other than a professionally designed charger is extremely dangerous.

    I`m studying electrical engineering at uni, and I suspect from your horribly incorrect explanation of how electricity is generated that you`re not, so maybe you should listen when I try to help people avoid having their hands blown off by exploding lithium-ion batteries.

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    Shickawow Female 13-17
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    November 12, 2007 at 5:36 am
    His voice bugged the crap out of me. He inflected every effing word. Worst instructional video ever.
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    Declan191919 Male 13-17
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    November 12, 2007 at 6:15 am
    So if you eat it do you get super powers?
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    November 12, 2007 at 6:40 am
    We can only hope.
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    sendorm Male 18-29
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    November 12, 2007 at 8:20 am
    @almightybob1, you got me wrong. I was referring to the guys whom tried to explain the mechanism behind this BS video.
    Yeah I dont study at electronics engineering at the university anymore :) `Cause I already got my masters degree in EE. I explained it in rather simple words so that some of our friends could have understood better.
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    tomsss Male 18-29
    403 posts
    November 12, 2007 at 9:56 am
    Oh for the love of humour.... just plug your Nokia/PSP/PDA/iPOD/HDTV into a sack of Gatorade-soaked onions and shout "It f**king works!!!1"
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    tomsss Male 18-29
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    November 12, 2007 at 9:59 am
    Now I`ll just wait for someone to come up with a video that tells you that you can power up a laptop with a dozen lemons, a long piece of wire and a paper clip.
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    sendorm Male 18-29
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    November 12, 2007 at 11:27 am
    I am waiting for the guy who will power his time machine car with a beer and some banana peel.
    Ohh they already did that.
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    cantab Male 18-29
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    November 12, 2007 at 11:58 am
    This can only work under certain, unlikely, conditions.

    Firstly, lets clear it up: THE ONION AND GATORADE DO NOT POWER THE IPOD. What powers the iPod is a chemical reaction involving the metal that makes the terminals of the usb plug.

    A USB plug has 4 pins: power, ground, and 2 data pins.

    This can only work in the VERY unlikely situation that the power and ground pins are made of different metals. And then the power is generated by the corrosion of the pins, so the life will depend on the usb cable.

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    DUbblecoMB Male 13-17
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    November 12, 2007 at 12:45 pm
    If you guys wanna complain, I`m man enough to try this at home. I`ll post tomorrow with results.
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    Sean_confer Male 18-29
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    November 12, 2007 at 12:48 pm
    "You believe this sh*it and claim that europeans are the idiots. hahahahahahah"

    Yea Ok, You`re the only one on here acting like a dick towards Americans. Hmmm Hmmm and we`re the idiots. Grow The F U C K up Eurotrash.

    "Whats with the euro-bashing? Seriously, you people take any chance to celebrate your isolationism, don`t you?!"

    I only Bash Europeans When they Bash Americans.

    And Im only bashing him, because Frankly I like Europe. But If that`s the way they act then I guess i was completely wrong about Europe.

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    Sean_confer Male 18-29
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    November 12, 2007 at 1:00 pm
    ({})

    LMFAO!!!

    You`re "Insulting" people with a movie Quote?! And You`re calling all these other people stupid?!

    People Come on this site to be entertained. They come on it so they can do something when they are bored. And If You Don`t like the stuff, or agree with what other people do or say, why don`t you just forget about it? because thats the mature thing to do instead of going around and calling all these other people stupid. You Think Just because you allegedly have a master`s degree in EE It gives you the right to bash people? God You`re pathetic!

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    Concetra Male 18-29
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    November 12, 2007 at 1:29 pm
    Not only does electrolytes charge your ipod, it can help plants grow.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2PldVocn...

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    thetoastking Male 18-29
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    November 12, 2007 at 2:39 pm
    seriously why was he so gay about it. you get a drating bucket of an energy drink. you stab the onion with something. you chuck it in. you wait. you dry it off with your t-poo. you stick your usb into it. you realise you just drated your usb up.
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    thetoastking Male 18-29
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    November 12, 2007 at 2:43 pm
    shirt*
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    sendorm Male 18-29
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    November 12, 2007 at 4:43 pm
    Bashing people has nothing to the with my education or anything else. So please leave that out of the equation. And I dont represent all europeans as none of the people here represent all of the american citizens so leave that out too. I am well aware of this.

    Why do you think that I am bashing all the people, especially the americans? I have no intention like that. If you read my sentence it starts with a "For guys trying to explain this BS" If that part includes all americans then I am sorry for you guys if not why bother?

    I just cant stand people who have no idea about electrics but are still making comments about this movie. Heck some even claim that this BS worked for them.
    Have fun again :)

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    Spiffy17 Male 13-17
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    November 12, 2007 at 5:21 pm
    I tried it because I had a few extra USP cords.

    It actually did work to my surprise...for about 4-5 minutes? XP

    But my USP cord got dirty...but its not broken. It`s an interesting experiment, if people are wondering why someone would do it =/

    So for those who think they know it all and would never want to try something out for their life...well it works so hah =/.

    I don`t want to do it again though >.<

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    palm Male 30-39
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    November 12, 2007 at 5:40 pm
    it works on the principle that euro trash ignorant footballer chavs repel every particle in the universe... and the others in the world attract particles.. And the fact that the metals in the conductors are different.. and a potato would prob work as well... Get in your vauxhaul and crash into a wall already.
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    millamopico Female 18-29
    122 posts
    November 12, 2007 at 6:09 pm
    Oh yes! Let`s all insult the Europeans by calling them trash! Such a good argument against that person!
    Seriously. It`s an onion. You`re mad at someone for believing in an onion and a sports drink making science.
    Yes, it is science.
    Everything is science, whether legal or not.
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    evilempress1 Female 13-17
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    November 12, 2007 at 6:14 pm
    non-nice individual
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    DUbblecoMB Male 13-17
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    November 12, 2007 at 7:42 pm
    And the results are... it works! I`m going to try it again with different types of energy drinks. He said we can use whatever we want, so I`m gonna see if it`ll actually make a difference.
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    Lazorfish Male 13-17
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    November 12, 2007 at 9:47 pm
    Aw, look, the IAB comments page is like a little U.N. Meeting. America says "eurotrash", Europe says "stfu". Kinda cute.
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    ddr_coke21 Male 13-17
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    November 12, 2007 at 10:01 pm
    "Oh yes! Let`s all insult the Europeans by calling them trash! Such a good argument against that person!
    Seriously. It`s an onion. You`re mad at someone for believing in an onion and a sports drink making science.
    Yes, it is science.
    Everything is science, whether legal or not."

    Nice. XD Also, I really, really hate whenever half of the comments are USA vs Europe stuff. As for the video, I would try it, but I lost my iPod. >.> *Loooks for it frantically*

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    blackliner45 Female 13-17
    116 posts
    November 12, 2007 at 10:45 pm
    Interesting.

    I wonder if it would work with a Zune?
    I can`t see why not.

    I don`t think that`d be very smart to do, though. I mean, after plugging it into the onion, you`d have a bunch of onion bits in your cable... and I don`t know if it`d be safe to wash it out with water. (or any other liquid, really)

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    pianoguyman Male 18-29
    36 posts
    November 12, 2007 at 11:06 pm
    I onced touched the Queen`s hoochypot...
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    Twiztid51689 Male 18-29
    10 posts
    November 13, 2007 at 12:13 am
    But wait! What happens when the USB cable is lost, how do we charge it? Looks like you have to go out and buy another charger, and now you can wait another 30 minutes until you can even start to charge. It`s so much easier to charge on your computer.
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    Viruzzzps Male 18-29
    45 posts
    November 13, 2007 at 5:03 am
    i get as surprised each time i see these videos
    how to with only and

    it never works, never
    there is no circuit in this. you can`t just plug it into an onion and expect anything to happen. electricity doesn`t work like that. there is no chemical reaction that powers it, there is nothing that works about this. at all.
    I knew how it worked when i saw the setup
    with the wire crossing twice under the ipod and a thick book under it. He was extremely careful at showing the wire in the onion, but hid the wires below the ipod. It was so obvious it was a fake before he even began

    I`m sorry, but anyone who believes in this crap (europeans or americans, doesn`t matter) are f.ucking idiots
    if you say you tried it an it worked, please do make a video, showing the entire length of wire, not tucked under anything anywhere.

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    tomsss Male 18-29
    403 posts
    November 13, 2007 at 10:09 am
    Send that to Mythbusters, since you all are so lazy to try
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    donkdonkdonk Male 13-17
    10 posts
    November 16, 2007 at 9:20 am
    I actually tried it with an onion and powerade, and nothing happened. I didn`t get a charge, or anything. All I got from this experiment was a gunked up USB charger. Now it`s full of onion, and I don`t know what to do. Do I wash it? Or try to take some onion out with a toothpick? Or what?

    PLEASE SOMEONE TELL ME WHAT I CAN DO TO SAVE MY CHARGER!!! |-(

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    magic_number Female 13-17
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    November 17, 2007 at 9:18 am
    I`d try that just for the sheer banter, but I only have 1 USB cable.
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    iv660 Male 30-39
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    November 17, 2007 at 10:29 pm
    "in order to generate electrity you need two different metals with different electron levels"

    Well, actually, you`ve got those in your USB cable: shielding of USB connector`s casing is made of metal other than one used for pins. So I`m not surprised to see some guys managed to make this work.

    "Recharging these batteries is extremely complicated, it takes several advanced microprocessors to manage the voltages and currents involved and if you do it wrong they can explode."

    Yes, this is the case, but it`s not that terrible, indeed. Those advanced microprocessors are included inside your battery pack. Furthermore, there are power correcting circuits inside your iPod or other device. Still this doesn`t mean that there is no risk to damage or even explode your battery pack or device when using inappropriate power source. But this risk is really not that much.

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    MrCrowly Male 13-17
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    November 18, 2007 at 12:04 am
    Invest in a computer
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    twinkletits Male 13-17
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    November 23, 2007 at 4:23 pm
    i cant believe people are still arguing over this i tried it already and it didnt work, besides elcotrolytes dont have anything to do with powering an ipod there all an electrolyte is, is a fancy word to say sodium and potassium.
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    twinkletits Male 13-17
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    November 23, 2007 at 4:25 pm
    oh and for the last time, it doesnt mess your usb port up, you just have to take the little pieces of onion out and then dry it off, i plugged the usb into my computer to see if it would still work and it did.
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    donkdonkdonk Male 13-17
    10 posts
    February 19, 2008 at 8:56 am
    I am sooooo stuck. I tried washing it and letting it dry for like two days and it wouldn`t work. now I gotta go buy A NEW ONE. Thanks a lot. ;-/

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