February 07, 2002

Pickle bulbs

A couple of years ago, a young school girl was on David Letterman's show, as part of a Kid Scientists segment. Her "experiment" was to electrocute a dill pickle, until it glowed yellow.

The friendly scientists at DEC research seem to have pre-empted her by about 10 years. Check out this entire research article published by DEC on April 1, 1989 on how pickles and other food could be used as light bulbs.