The resident eel is housed in a special tank, which contains two aluminium panels.
These act as electrodes, harnessing the 800 watts of electricity the eel generates every time it moves and directing it down a wire and straight into the lights on the 6ft 6in tree.
The resident eel in a Japanese aquarium is housed in a special tank, which contains two aluminium panels that will help illuminate the Christmas lights
Kazuhiko Minawa, who works at the Enoshima Aquarium in Tokyo and invented the madcap device, says: ‘If we could gather all the electric eels from around the world, we could light up an unimaginably large Christmas tree!’
Now that really would be eel-uminating. ( dailymail.co.uk )
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