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Tales from the Missionary Hut: The Wind Up

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Tales from the Missionary Hut: The wind up

The wind up is a small gadget with big uses.  This seemingly normal handle is a device designed to power any electrical appliance by simply winding it up. Tipped to become the century’s most important invention preventing trillions of units of carbon emissions from polluting the air, reports suggest the wind up could reverse the effects of global warming within our lifetime.

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Oran said:

Technological innovation in the 21st Century! Makes you wonder just where this marvel of modern technology has been hiding. Oh, that’s right, in ‘third’ world countries.

nacia said:

…and could work as stressed relief as well

nacia said:

Sounds good to me! No bills, simple life :)

Dan said:

This reminds me of a TV programme I saw featuring a solar panel that some NGO had fit to a clinic somewhere in Africa for sustainable electricity – the guy had the choice of either sustaining the power in his fridge or in his lightbulb! Sal is quite right – these things are being promoted in Africa in the name of poverty but at the same time there are people who want to get rid of power stations in this country too. Decentralised green power they call it. So is it anti-poverty realism or is it green paranoia that drives the low tech enthusiast? I dont know. But these pitiful projects will no doubt be vying for the west’s climate adaptation funds. We need to defend pylons and power stations and put these things where they belong – in Santa’s stockings.

Josh said:

Hilarious love the holism must get one for all the poor people I know for xmas

Mijan said:

It’s certainly going to wind up whoever is going to use it. What about business uses of electricity. They probably may hire people to wind up their electrical equipment, but it seems that over time it will cause more damage to industry than thought.

On the positive note, Iwant one. Where can I buy it?

Stefania said:

I think this video is absolutely pointless and I cannot believe that some people out there are taking this seriously. I did not find this invention useful for anyone, not even for third world countries

Stefania said:

I think this video is absolutely pointless and I cannot believe that some people out there are taking this seriously. I did not find this invention useful for anyone, not even for third world coutries!

Ted said:

I have made and tested one of these and they work perfectly. You need to be a bit patient at first with it, but keep trying, it is worth it in the end.

Sharmina said:

Wonders will never cease, although shouldn’t we be getting rid of our white goods in the kitchen, this will take time as I know how emotionally attached we in the West are to them, but weaning off them slowly rather than winding them up is surely a better idea. I often think that perhaps we should invite an African here, to show us how to live better, they would have to find a green way of getting here but walking long distances is something they are used to isn’t it?

Rachel said:

I want a wind up, no bills, no batteries, no leads. It is the future!