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Puzzle ID:#15992
Fun:*** (2.42)
Difficulty:** (1.29)
Category:Science
Submitted By:curtiss82*****

 

 

 



For his science fair project, John decided to experiment with renewable energy sources. He hoped that his work will solve all of our energy problems. He decided to power a generator with an electric motor. He thought once the generator was up to speed, he could just flip a switch and the generator could supply the electricity that powered the electric motor. John was for sure he made a historical discovery, he found an alternative to fossil fuels. His energy source was purely renewable. Why did his experiment fail once he put it to the test?





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Comments

tissueAus*
Jan 03, 2004

Good one. Got it though
od-1Aca*
Jan 12, 2004


I actually wanted to try this when I was a kind thinking it would work. Nice one
kibber*
Sep 19, 2005

i already have a masters degree from MIT in boring, impossibly hard teasers that make me feel smarter that anyone else,so this was a piece of cake for me and everyone i know
bookworm91***
Nov 19, 2005

hey good one! didnt get it but felt stupid as soon as i read the answer. maybe i should go back to school.
calmsaviorAus*
Apr 05, 2007

If the whole apparatus made audible sounds, it would also lose energy to that.
summer868**
Dec 24, 2010

energy is neither created or destroyed but converted from one form to another..... I got it yay! but i cant explain it though

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