Hurting at the pump? Relief is on the way!
When I first set foot in the US, I remember the gas was 87c a gallon. Like half a JD per gallon. But last time I was at the pump the price has sored to over $4.25 a gallon, $4.60 a gallon for premium. But it's understandable, the price of oil barrel used to be less than $20 at that time, now it's over $120 so ... yeah at least 6 times more expensive than it used to be
I remember even the gas in Vancouver Canada (where I'm heading for the weekend) used to be around 40c Canadian per liter (does anyone know what is the price there these days?)
So there's this guy, who have modified his car to run on Water! Yes, you heard it right, it runs on WATER! He gets a whopping 100Miles to the ounce (That is 160KM/28gm water), so, YEAH! That's awesome
Check out this video
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Their embed code really sucks and auto-plays ...etc...
If you wanna watch it. Go HERE
Catch phrase: "When you separate the water from the Oxygen from the hydrogen it 'cooks' and it cooks down to a brown ..."
Of course, my inner repressed-skeptic-mad-scientist is calling a major BS. This is just ridiculous! To be able to generate that much power from water. For way too many reasons
First, you will need energy, A HUGE AMOUNT OF ENERGY to separate Hydrogen from Oxygen. So much energy in fact that it's not even feasible to do it (Or NASA would have sent rockets with WATER instead of dangerous liquid Hydrogen and Oxygen tanks)
Second, even if you can separate them, you just can't do it that rapidly to allow enough quantities to sustain an internal combustion engine! It's just NOT POSSIBLE!
Now my inner repressed-optimistic is wishing something like this would happen, then the extroverted Arab in me kind-of gets upset because as an Arab, I see good coming from Arabs achieving riches by selling oil at a good price. Now if we can only work on getting them to SHARE! But looks like that class is missing from the curricula in the gulf states!
Anyway, I should be able to go to a pump anywhere here in the US, and demand chap gas because, well, yeah, I'm an Arab, I should get cheap gas. It's part of my culture. Right?!
Back to the guy who wants to donate all the money from his "invention" to missionaries all over the world (Go ahead Kinzi, hold your breath :)). So lets just hope Exxon or Texaco are not going to assassinate him before he prefects his "invention"
Violation of the 3rd law of thermodynamics is written all over this thing! Do I smell another Steorn?
Looks like this is not the first person to invent this... check this out .. *(yeah sorry, it's from the devil empire itself, Foxnews)