Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Lemon batteries won't light up lights

The experimental method showed me something new today. Lemon batteries don't exist. Well, they do exist, but they suck. I am talking about the type of battery you can make by putting copper and zinc into a lemon than connecting them with wires to a lightbulb.

It turns out that this is close to being a myth. You can in fact make a battery this way, but it takes about 5,000 Lemons to light a flashlight bulb. Maybe I can get one to light an LED, but even that takes several lemons in series.

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