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Fake Video Still Suckering Millions Answered

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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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...

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

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

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

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

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

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!)

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

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

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

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