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How To Charge Your Phone Using A Mud Oven

Learn from the Malawi people how to charge your phone with a mud oven in just 6 steps


Charging your delicate Apple and Samsung products in a mud oven may be the last possibility you are thinking right now. In fact, you may ask, is that really even doable? Won’t it just bake the phone and render it useless? Where do you even plug it in?

Well, let these questions be answered by the innovative residents of a village in Malawi, Africa; where they use their mud ovens or claypots not just for cooking, but for charging electrical devices too!

Unlike our lifestyle where everything is plug and play and we have electric supply all around us, only 10% of Malawi has access to electricity. That is why with the help of foreign organizations such as the British and Irish Aid, our African brothers and sisters are finding innovative and practical ways to improve their living condition.

Well if you’re already too curious how this mud oven charger works, watch the video below:

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Amazing isn’t it? In only 7 steps you can have your mud charger too. This can be really handy in survivalist experiences or even extended outdoor camping. It may even be used by the military. Thanks Malawi 🙂

Step 1: You need to knead mud


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Step 2: Pile up the mud together


Step 3: Design the mud oven of your dreams


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Step 4: Solidify the mud pot by baking it


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Or actually you can shortcut the steps and just buy a ready made claypot right!

Step 5: Bolt on a thermo-electric generator


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As you can see this is the most important part. The thermo-electric generator they used is also a crude invention. Using bars of metal that can be bolted to the heating mudpot, and some water on a metal container, heat is generated and transformed to working electricity, much like how geothermal powerplants work.

Step 6: Charge away!


Unlike our electrical outlets, there is no danger of circuit overload or even caring about 220V or 110V differences. Kudos to the Malawi people for coming up with their own way to have useful electricity.

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This Luxury Underground Bunker Promises To Withstand Nuclear Explosion

It’s like a classy hotel but located underground. And is extremely secure!

If you’re a frequent site visitor, you know how much impressed we were with Colin Furze’s underground bunker. Besides, who wouldn’t be? It’s filled with cool features such as a party area, a flat screen TV, a few game consoles, a drum kit, and even some sweet superhero style weapons. It’s definitely the ultimate man cave!

It turns out, however, that the bunker is nowhere near the level of this one.

Available to interested buyers for $17.5 million, this is surely the classiest bunker you will ever see.

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Russian Self-Defense Techniques Using Selfie Stick as Weapon

Here’s something we can learn from the Russians…monopod fighting!

Ah, the ubiquitous selfie stick.

Its all over the place. Everywhere you go, there are people holding these slim metal-and-plastic extension poles in the pursuit of the perfect selfie. But what other use can the selfie stick have apart from helping to propagate digital copies of our narcissistic selves?

...and scratching our backs, that is.

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Crazy YouTuber’s Underground Bunker Is Officially Complete – And It’s The Best Man-Cave Ever!

Hiding in plain sight, the massive bunker lies underneath Colin Furze’s garden.

Remember Colin Furze? In case you don’t, well, he’s that YouTube madman we’ve blogged about in the past.

If you can recall, we shared with you that he’s been busy creating a secret underground bunker on his backyard which he believes can survive the apocalypse. Now after two months, the project is officially finished!

Located 10 feet below his garden, the secret bunker measures 16ft x 20ft and has turned out to be the ultimate man-cave because of its interesting features.

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