Hamster wheels, what are they good for? Absolutely nothing, apart from keeping you awake at night because they squeak even though you’ve hidden the hamster cage in the cupboard under the stairs under a blanket in an effort to get a good night’s sleep. They’re quite good for that.
However, it seems HAMSTERPOWER could be the next big thing for gadgetry, thanks to a smart inventor who’s built a Hamster Powered Generator. That’s right, Hammy scampers on his wheel, and a custom-built device turns it into electrical energy for your gadgets.
It relies on your rodent generating 40-60 RPM on its wheel, so won’t work if your hamster’s a lazy chubber. Now, if someone can commercialise this, we’ll be able to take the little furry fella out from under the stairs at last.
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