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Published:November 14th, 2012 11:37 EST
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Nigerian Teen Girls Create Urine-Powered Generator

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Four resourceful teenagers from Nigeria have created a generator that runs on a material easily found in any part of the world, pee.

14-year-olds Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, Faleke Oluwatyoin, and 15-year-old Bello Eniola created their urine-powered generator as part of Maker Faire Africa, a startup event held in Lagos, Nigeria that highlights African innovations and inventions.

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The device works by separating out the hydrogen from urine and using it to power the generator."

Smart Planet

I commend these girls for not pissing away their lives like most teens in Africa and America. In a developing country like Nigeria it`s imperative that cheaper ways be invented to produce energy, and the girls are tackling this problem.

But these teens shouldn`t be clearing a place on their fireplace mantel for the Nobel Prize just yet. The separation of hydrogen from urine requires an outside source of electricity. Let`s not p*** or rain on their parade, let`s praise them for giving it the old college try.

The intelligent girls don`t have a pot to p*** on, imagine what they could accomplish if they had access to a lab.

Let`s hope a wealthy American will donate money for the girls` project, or pay for their college education.

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http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/bulletin/african-teens-create-urine-powered-generator/5206

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