Improvised Cell Phone Charging

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I really really hope this actually works and not just someone trying to make a clever video based on what's happening in the Middle East.

From the Youtube description:

If you don't have electricity: Get two batteries and dunk them in the cup of water for 1 or 1 1/2 hours and then link the mobile phone with USB cable to the water! Great improvised technique for those traveling through revolution areas, or maybe just backpacking somewhere and you don't have electricity.

There I Fixed It: Guy Builds a Star Trek Phaser

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And it actually pops balloons? Shut up and take my money!

Mad Science Monday: Cooking With Thermite

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Last Thanksgiving we showed you how to cook a turkey using thermite. Now that summer is here (and somehow already coming to an end), it's time for something more BBQ-friendly. DIYer Ben Krasnow gathers his family and friends together for some nice beef kebabs. I'm not entirely sure about sticking glove-less hands near molten iron or ingesting something that's been touching said lava.

http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2011/08/thermite-bbq.html

http://thereifixedit.failblog.org/2010/11/25/white-trash-repairs-how-you-should-be-cooking-today/

http://benkrasnow.blogspot.com/

Mad Science Monday: How To Make a Nuclear Reactor

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Looks like I need to revamp my shopping list for the week.

~NSHA