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Fake Video Still Suckering Millions Answered

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It's amazing to see how far and wide bad information will spread. On youTube you can find a video that claims to show you how to charge an iPod with an onion that's been soaked in a sports drink. It's now been seen 7 million times.

The video is pretty obviously a hoax. Onions don't exactly drink up a whole cup of liquid and a USB cable won't get much of a charge and Mythbusters has proven it wrong. But it keeps on going around and around until this mind worm claims everyone I suppose.

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Kiteman (author)2008-11-25

The method shown - plugging the usb directly into the onion - clearly won't work, but it should be possible by a slightly different method. Somebody buy me an iPod and I'll prove it...

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DJ Radio (author)Kiteman2008-11-25

I have an Ipod nano that I dont use now that I have an iphone. you want it?

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Kiteman (author)DJ Radio2008-11-25
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DJ Radio (author)Kiteman2008-11-25

You did sound a bit factual about the matter.....

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Kiteman (author)DJ Radio2008-11-25

Deadpan humour is frequently my style. Watch for the trailing ellipse...

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DJ Radio (author)Kiteman2008-11-25

Im not familiar with deadpan humor, sorry about that.....

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guyfrom7up (author)DJ Radio2008-11-26

british humor! haha very dry

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kelseymh (author)DJ Radio2008-11-27
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killerjackalope (author)2008-11-26

Ahah, I do believe it's another topic for me to abuse, getting some stuff together for a show...

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Keith-Kid (author)2008-11-26

How very ironic, a kid in my class claims that he did this for his science fair. I am Soooo throwing this in his face! (well, not literally, a laptop would hurt him!)

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Keith-Kid (author)Keith-Kid2008-11-26

He claims however that it did turn it on, it had some charge....

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DJ Radio (author)2008-11-24

Lol, That is stupid, Common sense should tell everyone that these tricks damage your ipod, and void its already horrible warranty.....

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NachoMahma (author)DJ Radio2008-11-25

. How would this damage the iPod? Doesn't look like it will work, but I don't see how it would damage the unit.

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Big Bwana (author)NachoMahma2008-11-25

there all vampires over at apple, oh wait thats garlic ... um never mind

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DJ Radio (author)NachoMahma2008-11-25

just the USB cable, not the ipod....

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