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Here’s How Many Hamsters You’ll Need To Power Your Home

Or you could just invest in one super-powered hamster.

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We are all trying to find a more affordable way to power our homes. But is it time to consider using hamsters to provide eco-friendly energy in your house? It might sound impossible yet a new video breaks it down so the idea could be a plausible one.

The YouTube channel Today I Found Out is known for debunking urban myths and frequently asked questions. Recently, they decided to answer an inquiry posed by a follower. “How many hamsters running on electricity generating wheels would it take to provide enough energy for an average American household? Would this be cheaper than coal electricity?” The response will surprise you.

If you think you only need a few critters for this project, you’ve got it all wrong.

The video starts out by pointing out what everyone is thinking: using hamsters to create energy is a weird idea. However, it is not exactly far-fetched since people once bred dogs for the sole purpose of “just walking along at a steady pace on a giant wheel.”

So can it work? Here are the facts. An average American home could use about 38,880 Megajoules per year. One hamster could only work up to 0.5 joules per second when it’s running in its wheel. Therefore, one house would need approximately 2,465 constantly running hamsters to generate enough energy annually.

Now here’s a dilemma. Hamsters need to rest and eat every once in a while. This means you’ll need to employ more little runners to take turns on the wheel. The grand total of hamsters required is about 486,000 every year.

You’re gonna need more hamsters here.

But is it cheaper than coal electricity? Considering all the amount you’ll be spending on the upkeep of your hamster horde, the short answer is no.

You might still want to consider the option. It’s still possible to breed hamsters that only want to run in their wheel all day. Or you can do what those people did and try it with dogs instead.

Interested in all the details for your hamster army? Check out the full video:

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British Engineer Builds World’s Largest Rideable Hexapod Robot Inspired by Star Wars

A big Star Wars fan since childhood, Matt Denton is now a Guinness World Record holder!

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Growing up as a kid, Matt Denton has always been a Star Wars fan – and he’s particularly fascinated with the AT-ATs. Since their introduction in The Empire Strikes Back, the massive walking machine has become one of the most iconic vehicles featured in the beloved sci-fi franchise.

Now an engineer by profession, Matt has managed to score a Guinness record after building the world’s largest rideable hexapod robot – a creation that’s been largely based on the Star Wars walkers.

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China Develops Laser Rifles That Can Set A Whole Person On Fire In Seconds

Flamethrowers are so last summer.

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China may have found a more discreet way to set a whole person on fire. The country has reportedly developed special laser rifles that produce an energy beam that can zap an enemy from half a mile away. Interestingly, the weapon, which is like a laser version of a flamethrower, is said to be "non-lethal" despite its shocking effects.

Researchers involved in the project confirmed several details about the ZKZM-500 laser assault rifle. According to the scientists, the weapon's energy beam cannot be detected by the human eye. Nevertheless, the laser rifles are capable of causing “instant carbonization” of human skin and tissues.

The ZKZM-500 can set an enemy on fire even from almost a kilometer away.

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Top 10 Most Expensive Liquids In The World

#8 is a huge surprise!

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Some of the best things in the world are understandably expensive. Unfortunately, most of these pricey items are also important in healthcare. There are several liquids around the world that have proven to be extremely precious yet have a great potential in saving many lives.

Some liquids are simply pricey because of their rarity. However, a few of these elixirs are also considered precious because of the way they are manufactured. Here are the 10 most expensive liquids in the world.

10. Human Blood (Price: $1,500 per gallon)

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