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Why aren't Gyms connected up to the national grid so all those people on treadmills can generate electricity. Read More
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5m, 1w agoPosted 5 months, 1 week ago
Why aren't Gyms connected up to the national grid so all those people on treadmills can generate electricity.
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5m, 1w agoPosted 5 months, 1 week ago
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When was the last time you used a treadmill that required the user to push the belt?

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6 Likes #1
When was the last time you used a treadmill that required the user to push the belt?
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I had the same idea a couple of months ago.
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stuarthanley
When was the last time you used a treadmill that required the user to push the belt?

I've never used one, i dont see the point unless your household for some reason.
1 Like #4
Why do fools fall in love?
#5
Suppose no one has developed the technology which allows the machine to generate electricity as opposed to using it.
#6
Error440
stuarthanley
When was the last time you used a treadmill that required the user to push the belt?
I've never used one, i dont see the point unless your household for some reason.

You have picked him up wrong, what he is saying is treadmills do not generate electricity, they use it. If it was one of the cycle machines then that would work, not a treadmill.
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thewongwing101
Why do fools fall in love?
Awww. Who is it? Is it someone on here?
suspended 1 Like #9
Treadmills no. Exercise bikes and rowing machines yes! In fact, why do they even need to be plugged in to operate? Surely a servo could convert the kinetic energy into electricity to power the unit itself. A small battery inside the unit could be charged to keep the unit on when no kinetic energy is being produced (between exercises). Any excess electricity produced should absolutely go to the grid. In fact, force all prisoners to cycle or row 24/7 and power the grid that way. :D
1 Like #10
They did it in the grand tour and proved it was possible. Some gyms are starting to use it as well as solar panels
#11
James May did this to charge a electric Gwiz car took 8 hours to charge using 10 bikes and other things at the gym and he got 20 miles
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Why don't we have waterwheels anymore
#13
Why does David Beckham want a knighthood?
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BagABargain78
Treadmills no. Exercise bikes and rowing machines yes! In fact, why do they even need to be plugged in to operate? Surely a servo could convert the kinetic energy into electricity to power the unit itself. A small battery inside the unit could be charged to keep the unit on when no kinetic energy is being produced (between exercises). Any excess electricity produced should absolutely go to the grid. In fact, force all prisoners to cycle or row 24/7 and power the grid that way. :D

There is an episode of Black Mirror like that where everyone has to use exercise machines to generate electricity which earns them credits to spend
#15
3guesses
Why does David Beckham want a knighthood?

Would he want one if it was BO rather then OBE
1 Like #16
BagABargain78
Treadmills no. Exercise bikes and rowing machines yes! In fact, why do they even need to be plugged in to operate? Surely a servo could convert the kinetic energy into electricity to power the unit itself. A small battery inside the unit could be charged to keep the unit on when no kinetic energy is being produced (between exercises). Any excess electricity produced should absolutely go to the grid. In fact, force all prisoners to cycle or row 24/7 and power the grid that way. :D
Think most gym equipment already use rechargeable batteries in the equipment. One i use has anyway.
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BagABargain78
Treadmills no. Exercise bikes and rowing machines yes! In fact, why do they even need to be plugged in to operate? Surely a servo could convert the kinetic energy into electricity to power the unit itself. A small battery inside the unit could be charged to keep the unit on when no kinetic energy is being produced (between exercises). Any excess electricity produced should absolutely go to the grid. In fact, force all prisoners to cycle or row 24/7 and power the grid that way. :D
I've always said that about prisoners. If they want their electricity on all day, they should have to generate it themselves.
Also, did you know that the slang term for a prison officer "screw" originated from when prisoners had to turn a crank as part of their punishment and the crank could be tightened or loosened by a screw?

Edited By: stuarthanley on Feb 09, 2017 20:16
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why can't I sell one of my kidneys on eBay & spend the money on beer?
#19
stuarthanley
BagABargain78
Treadmills no. Exercise bikes and rowing machines yes! In fact, why do they even need to be plugged in to operate? Surely a servo could convert the kinetic energy into electricity to power the unit itself. A small battery inside the unit could be charged to keep the unit on when no kinetic energy is being produced (between exercises). Any excess electricity produced should absolutely go to the grid. In fact, force all prisoners to cycle or row 24/7 and power the grid that way. :D
I've always said that about prisoners. If they want their electricity on all day, they should have to generate it themselves.
Also, did you know that the slang term for a prison officer "screw" originated from when prisoners had to turn a crank as part of their punishment and the crank could be tightened or loosened by a screw?

And do you know they also had treadmiles menial tasks were introduced as a means of putting the homeless off doing crimes so they'd get a roof overhead and 3 meals.
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Why can't we all have helper monkies
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They should build giant hamster style wheels in prisons which are connected to generators and then feed the national grid, make each prisoner walk or run on them for at least 2 hours day, all taking turns so the wheels are running 24 hours a day, any that refuse should lose all privlages..

Edited By: POWYSWALES on Feb 09, 2017 20:25
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Imagine if they could harness all the hot air an bs spouted on here. X)
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CookinBat
Imagine if they could harness all the hot air an bs spouted on here. X)


It'd soon replace nuclear weapons purely based on availability of raw materials!
suspended#24
victor99
BagABargain78
Treadmills no. Exercise bikes and rowing machines yes! In fact, why do they even need to be plugged in to operate? Surely a servo could convert the kinetic energy into electricity to power the unit itself. A small battery inside the unit could be charged to keep the unit on when no kinetic energy is being produced (between exercises). Any excess electricity produced should absolutely go to the grid. In fact, force all prisoners to cycle or row 24/7 and power the grid that way. :D

There is an episode of Black Mirror like that where everyone has to use exercise machines to generate electricity which earns them credits to spend


I watched my first episode of black mirror last night!
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POWYSWALES
They should build giant hamster style wheels in prisons which are connected to generators and then feed the national grid, make each prisoner walk or run on them for at least 2 hours day, all taking turns so the wheels are running 24 hours a day, any that refuse should lose all privlages..
A whole prison could be designed with that sort of thing, instead of getting a cetain time in prison you would get a certain wattage. 100 watts for shoplifting, a couple of KW for car theft, Megawatts for murder and Gigawats for paedo's. It would encourage prisoners to work hard, the harder you work the shorter your time, and it would reduce the amount of drugs as the prisoners would be to occupied to need them.
#26
123thisisme
POWYSWALES
They should build giant hamster style wheels in prisons which are connected to generators and then feed the national grid, make each prisoner walk or run on them for at least 2 hours day, all taking turns so the wheels are running 24 hours a day, any that refuse should lose all privlages..
A whole prison could be designed with that sort of thing, instead of getting a cetain time in prison you would get a certain wattage. 100 watts for shoplifting, a couple of KW for car theft, Megawatts for murder and Gigawats for paedo's. It would encourage prisoners to work hard, the harder you work the shorter your time, and it would reduce the amount of drugs as the prisoners would be to occupied to need them.

Increase levels of speed and steroids
#27
Why does it only tickle when someone else is doing the tickling?
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Aiden1512
Why does it only tickle when someone else is doing the tickling?
You're not doing it right ;)
1 Like #29
stuarthanley
Aiden1512
Why does it only tickle when someone else is doing the tickling?
You're not doing it right ;)

I don't want any more info thanks. X)
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123thisisme
POWYSWALES
They should build giant hamster style wheels in prisons which are connected to generators and then feed the national grid, make each prisoner walk or run on them for at least 2 hours day, all taking turns so the wheels are running 24 hours a day, any that refuse should lose all privlages..
A whole prison could be designed with that sort of thing, instead of getting a cetain time in prison you would get a certain wattage. 100 watts for shoplifting, a couple of KW for car theft, Megawatts for murder and Gigawats for paedo's. It would encourage prisoners to work hard, the harder you work the shorter your time, and it would reduce the amount of drugs as the prisoners would be to occupied to need them.
I prefer this type of punishment
#31
Error440
Increase levels of speed and steroids
True, i did think that actually but i think overall drug use would go right down.
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Aiden1512
stuarthanley
Aiden1512
Why does it only tickle when someone else is doing the tickling?
You're not doing it right ;)
I don't want any more info thanks. X)
That's a shame. I had a story, subplots and implements ready for ya ;)
#33
Did you see this on the Grand Tour?
#34
Remember a show on the BBC I think. They invited a family to stay in a house but didn't tell them the electricity was being generated by people on exercise bikes. The family kept leaving the fridge door open and I remember one of the presenters had to dive in to help when they turned the oven on and forgot. Mornings were great, toaster, kettle hairdryer, shower etc.
#35
123thisisme
POWYSWALES
They should build giant hamster style wheels in prisons which are connected to generators and then feed the national grid, make each prisoner walk or run on them for at least 2 hours day, all taking turns so the wheels are running 24 hours a day, any that refuse should lose all privlages..
A whole prison could be designed with that sort of thing, instead of getting a cetain time in prison you would get a certain wattage. 100 watts for shoplifting, a couple of KW for car theft, Megawatts for murder and Gigawats for paedo's. It would encourage prisoners to work hard, the harder you work the shorter your time, and it would reduce the amount of drugs as the prisoners would be to occupied to need them.


http://m.mentalfloss.com/article.php?id=12275

been done before to grind corn, invented in 1818.
#36
BagABargain78
CookinBat
Imagine if they could harness all the hot air an bs spouted on here. X)
It'd soon replace nuclear weapons purely based on availability of raw materials!
I rest my case :)
#37
shadey12
http://m.mentalfloss.com/article.php?id=12275
been done before to grind corn, invented in 1818.
Spot on my man, bring back the treadmill is what I say.
#38
I wonder what Deeky's feet look like?
#39
123thisisme
shadey12
http://m.mentalfloss.com/article.php?id=12275
been done before to grind corn, invented in 1818.
Spot on my man, bring back the treadmill is what I say.


apparently it was too hard for the prisoners, they moved on to breaking rocks in the hot sun.
The clash single may not have had the same ring to it. 'treading the wheel in the prison, I fought the law and the won'
suspended#40
POWYSWALES
They should build giant hamster style wheels in prisons which are connected to generators and then feed the national grid, make each prisoner walk or run on them for at least 2 hours day, all taking turns so the wheels are running 24 hours a day, any that refuse should lose all privlages..
With Diane abbot chasing them and if they refuse Diane abbot locked up with them, X)


Edited By: Glamwampam on Feb 09, 2017 22:33

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