There simply must be a better way to generate electricity. Or, to produce energy in any form for that matter.
I stuck two wires into the ground and they generated 0.8 volts (1/2 a normal battery). Why can't this be used on a practical level?
Electricity was generated:
1. with poles
2. - 4. with an aluminum soda can and a copper wire
3. with two wires stuck into the ground
6. with two wires stuck into an earth box
7. with two wires stuck into a flower pot