They say innovation is the way of life and we couldn't agree more. Being surrounded by world-class technology, cutting-edge appliances, and an ever-evolving digital landscape, we can't help but agree that forward is the only way the modern world is taking us. Every other day we come across breakthrough advancements in the field of science and technology. And, the union of technology with other aspects of life like medicine, psychology, and even food has left us spellbound on many occasions. We came across a similar instance when Guinness World Records saw a new record being formed. A man has created the record of producing the highest voltage from a fruit battery, a total of 2,307.8 volts. The fruit being used in the process were lemons and a total of 2,923 of them were required to create the world record.
The record was created by Shaiful Islam with the help of the Royal Society Of Chemistry. This biggest fruit battery produced enough power to kick start a go-kart race. In the video uploaded on the official Instagram page of Guinness World Records, Shaiful explains how electricity is formed and why lemons will be used in this experiment. Towards the end he also explains that this lemon battery prototype will not be going in vain, he will be using the same to create low carbon energy which is essential in today's world given the adverse effect our carbon footprints have left on the planet. For the details, take a look at the video here:
The Instagram page further confirmed that every part of this experiment will ultimately be given back to nature in different forms. They wrote "Fun fact: Following the record attempt, the used lemons were processed by ReFood in Widnes, UK who generate renewable energy from food waste using the anaerobic digestion method (similar to an industrial-scale compost heap) to produce biogas. After further refinement, the biogas is pumped directly into the National Gas Grid. Any remaining liquid is transformed into bio-fertiliser for local farming and agricultural use"
It goes without saying that the viewers were highly impressed and applauded the invention. Some of the comments left on the video were "What a laudable idea. Science is life.", "It's really amazing" and "Now we got something world record deserving record not "eating insects", "insect tattoos record", and something filthy".
What are your thoughts on this fruit battery, could it be the future of our planet? Let us know in the comments below.