Leave it to Hong Kong

Remember my brilliant idea a few posts back?Well, turns out it's not such a crazy idea after all. Or a new one.Converting elbow grease into electricity has a long, odd history. The first telephones, in the 1800s, had hand cranks that generated an electrical signal to alert the operator when one wanted to make a... Continue Reading →

Now THIS is seriously cool.

A few years ago I had this idea. I was working out on the elliptical machine at the gym and thinking about all the energy that I was using to do a 30 minute workout. According to the little electronic calorie counter, it was roughly 300 calories. And almost every machine in the room was... Continue Reading →

Six-pack abs, here I come.

I recently joined a very expensive gym. It's more like an exclusive health club, actually. I grew up in a home where we did NOT spend money on luxuries. Ever. So even though I feel like I should feel guilty about spending so much on the gym membership, I actually don't. I decided it's one... Continue Reading →

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