Green Christmas Alter-Eco

This months My Alter-Eco not only has a Christmas theme but is one of the wackiest stories we have featured this year. The lights on a christmas tree in a Japanese aquarium are being powered by an altogether unusual source. An electric eel has been placed in a tank which contains a copper wire connected to a nearby Christmas tree. When the eel touches the copper wire its body’s electricity automatically lights up the Christmas tree.

The eel has now become a widely visited attraction in the Aqua Toto Gifu aquarium in Kakamigahara where inventor Kazuhiko Minawa spent a month investigating how he could harness eel power.

Watch the video and read the full story on the link below