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Friends of Pig in a Handcart - The Stack

Friends of Pig in a Handcart - The Stack

​We'd like to introduce the being that is known as 'The Stack'. He is not employed by us, as this would involve giving him money. Instead we've found that providing we feed him a pound of beef and a gallon of lager every couple of hours, he's quite keen to help with our photo shoots, videos, and product testing. Some say that The Stig is baffled by anything that doesn't have 4 wheels and an engine, and The Stack is very similar, apart from being baffled by things with 4 wheels and an engine.
As you can see from the pixelated photograph here, maintaining anonymity is very important to him.


Created On  31 Jul 2012 12:23  -  Permalink
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The Founders Ramblings - Perpetual Energy

The Founders Ramblings - Perpetual EnergyWhen I was  around 8 years old, I had my first encounter with the principles of the dynamo. For reasons I cannot remember, I had decided that the lights designed to illuminate my toy post office needed to be directly connected to a motor removed from my toy digger.  Completely by accident, I discovered that if I manually turned the motor, and with no batteries involved, the lights would come on. Startled by this incredible discovery, and in the firm believe that I was on the brink of an invention that would solve the world's energy problems, I assembled a trolley where the wheels turned the motor, so as I pushed it along the lights came on. Promoting it to my family as a device that made electricity for free, I was disappointed to be told that the energy coming from my arm to make it move was not free, I was converting kinetic energy into electricity, and not creating it from nothing. I didn't wholly believe their theory initially, but after months of contemplation and calculation, I was eventually forced to agree.
Created On  26 Jul 2012 17:04  -  Permalink
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