Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Lamp That Runs on Human Blood





Mike Thompson has designed a single-use lamp (shown above) that runs on human blood. The project was designed to help people realize just how precious energy is. More here.

Also precious and icky? Spider silk. Click here to see the largest piece of cloth ever woven out of the excretions of arachnids.

24 Comments:

Blogger kathleen said...

That is so cool! I think it would be kinda cool to have that in my house, but would it smell bad when lit?

2:12 PM  
Blogger kathleen said...

lol i was the first one to comment!

4:22 PM  
Anonymous gymnast20 said...

wow that lamp is creeptastic in a good way.......... i think and ugh that spider cloth! nasty!! one thing that i simply wont deal wit is spiders!! they scare me to death!other bugs arent so bad but spiders are way to scary

5:02 PM  
Anonymous vendetta said...

creepy lamp. do you think those spiders wil get revenge by toilet like the ones that survive flushes?

7:12 PM  
Blogger Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City said...

Vendetta: Yes. Yes, I do. That's why I've taken to leaving the lid shut.

7:17 PM  
Anonymous geekchick said...

Hey people, wanna know how to make a fakeblood/ph tester? HEEEEEEERE it is -
Boil one large red cabbage chopped into small pieces until water turns scarlet.
Thats it. It will stink up a house and give you Monteczumas revenge backwards if ingested, but it works.But you all knew that already, right?

7:25 PM  
Anonymous 42 said...

I would definitely get that lamp, if not the fact it only works once. (Also, the fact I have no idea how to buy it.)

9:43 PM  
Anonymous 42 said...

On top of that, it would probably get awfully tiresome to be constantly pricking yourself.

9:47 PM  
Blogger brave chickens said...

Ooooh, shiny. I love science :D

12:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why don't people try to conserve energy? Does anybody care what happens to our poor Earth?

11:27 AM  
Anonymous geekchick said...

YES!they found a fanged frog i just knew they were lurking about somewhere just go to http://news.aol.com/ and go to almost at the bottom & see its toothiness!hahahahahaaaa!
Hey can anyone tell me how to make a bulletproof bra ??

3:56 PM  
Anonymous vendetta said...

i care what happens to earth!!! i use reusable food containers and turn the water off when i brush my teeth. plus the global temp is increasing and im allergic to hot weater ( its true, non-believers!!! i only sneeze when its hot or i have a cold.).

7:03 PM  
Anonymous Anna said...

Ohmigod. Those spiders... are SCARY! i have arachnidphobia..... :( I saw those pictures and was like HOLY CRAP THATS A GIANT SPIDER!!!! lol... i freak out too much, dont I?

10:30 PM  
Blogger Reel Dancer said...

i wonder how long it lasts...

12:47 PM  
Blogger Irregular Kiki said...

ANONYMOUS: It's so sad, people take serious things so lightly, not thinking about the consequences.
Earth is the only planet we have to live on. If and when Earth is destroyed, what will happen?

10:55 AM  
Blogger Irregular Kiki said...

ANNA: I freak out about spiders like you too, they make me sick, that's why I didn't click on the link. You are not alone :)

10:57 AM  
Blogger Kiki said...

Wow this is cool! I agree with Vendetta except I'm not allergic to hot weather.
Also Kirsten have you heard of KidPub Press its a place for kids to publish their books I think it's pretty neat!

12:16 PM  
Anonymous w153m4d5 said...

lets just say I'm not donating blood for this.

1:24 PM  
Anonymous The Sweden-chick said...

Wow! I just wonder what that kind of liquid is called. Anyone knows? :D

2:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

awesome! but a part of me says 'awesome' and the other part says 'ew! gross!'

10:30 PM  
Blogger P3rs3ph0n3 said...

That's awesome. Freaky, but awesome.

11:47 AM  
Blogger GaryT said...

That is DISTURBING! Awesome! But I wouldnt want to hurt myelf. Id rather go without light at all

6:09 PM  
Blogger LeStrange said...

Hehe Vamps wont be too happy 'bout that eh? Fan-creepin'-tastic!

7:57 PM  
Anonymous Maddie said...

Oh how i hate blood.

1:12 PM  

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