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Behold, the Power of Hampster

With RFC 1149 firmly grounded in the collective consciousness, you just had to know that it was only a matter of time before someone took this notion of harnessing animal-power a little too seriously.

The staff thought of building a hamster-powered nightlight a couple years ago at a rather, uh, soused company Christmas party. Then recently Analise, an 8th grader from Albuquerque, NM, contacted DanF through the Science For Kids forum, asking 'Can a rodent generate enough electricity to power a light by running on it's wheel?' That was enough inspiration for us to start the project, and we soon added Skippy the Hamster to the payroll.

I hope Skippy gets flex-time.