Aquarium Powers Christmas Lights With WHAT?

This shouldn’t be, um, all that shocking, actually

By kncitom on December 5, 2019

The lights on a small Christmas tree at the Tennessee State Aquarium in Chattanooga are being powered by one of the aquarium’s residents…an electric eel. 

Miguel Wattson’s his name and aquarium curators got the …sorry…bright idea to hook his tank up to a small Christmas tree full of lights, which go off intermittently whenever Miguel emits a burst of electricity. How cool is this??! And hey, utility companies, maybe eels can be a part of future infrastructure upgrades?



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