November 14th, 2012 12:37 EST
Nigerian Teen Girls Create Urine-Powered Generator
"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.
The device works by separating out the hydrogen from urine and using it to power the generator."
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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