Thanks to Meryn Fluker at the Prior Lake American for sharing this picture of an enthusiastic student trying his hand at a human powered generator at the annual Community Fest earlier this week. After struggling with both hands to illuminate the incandescent bulb, this little guy got pretty excited when he only needed one hand to light up the CFL bulb.
About 350 kids and adults stopped to check it out. Several parents were impressed with this great visual comparing the energy use of the two light bulbs and thought it really helped kids understand the difference. One dad wanted to know where he could get one for his house so his family could generate some of their own power and get some exercise at the same time.