Using aluminum panels as electrodes, Japanese inventor Kazuhiko Minawa has powered a mall Christmas tree with an electric eel. Minawa told Reuters Televesion that “If we could gather all electric eels from all around the world, we would be able to light up an unimaginably giant Christmas tree.” Hmmmm…. let’s not do that.
The tree has proven to be quite the Christmas attraction. Eel is particularly popular during the summer, because it’s rich in vitamins, which the Japanese believe they lose through sweating in the summer heat. “I would love to have an eel like this at home. This is very nature-friendly,” said visitor Harumi Yayoi. Is it Harumi? Is it really?