What If We Powered Our Houses With Hamsters? 🐹⚡

From Life Noggin.

Triangle Bob asked me a bizarre question, so naturally, I had to make a video about it. Could those cute little hamsters power an entire house?
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Hamster Powered House Energy:
According to the US Energy Information Administration, the average American household used an average of a little over 914 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per month in 2018, or around 30 kWh per day. While it’s a little harder to pin down just how much energy a hamster could produce, an older Georgia Tech study gave us a bit of an idea. After hooking up some hamsters to tiny vests with electricity-generating threads sewn into them, one of the little speedsters was able to generate one-twentieth the power of an AA battery. For comparison, a standard AA battery contains a little under 4 watt-hours, or 0.004 kilowatt-hours. Quite a bit less than what we would need to power a house.


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