Wednesday, August 4, 2010
drinky bird saves the world
Every time I watch our drinky bird I imagine a giant one operating gears that could power our house. It would solve the problem of renewable energy quite handily, don't you think?
The scientific explanation is they're heat engines that exploit the difference in temperature between the air and the water it dips into. But so far as I can tell, after hours of careful observation, they're real perpetual motion machines.
Besides, wouldn't it be fun to see giant ones in front of peoples houses everywhere? Imagining fields of enormous drinky birds providing power for our cities makes me smile.