Tuesday, March 4, 2008

E Tree

Call it Eel-lectricity if you like... but the Christmas tree set up just outside the electric eel tank at Kakamigahara city's Aqua Toto Gifu aquarium is no joke. Rather, it's a seasonal demonstration of just what electric eels can do with their unusual natural ability.

Aquarium workers installed a conductive copper wire in the eel's tank, then ran the wire to a pine tree festooned with colored Christmas lights. Every time the eel brushed against the wire, a surge of electric power would zap the ornaments to life!

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