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Galvanic Clothespins

Coat clothespins in copper and zinc
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Coat some clothespins in copper and others in zinc. Hang up your wet socks with the copper type, and clip the zinc type to the toe. Wire them all up to the electric motor that spins iron_horse's clothes-around.
snoyes, Aug 24 2009

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       And my "wet socks" are wet with what? A potassium chloride solution? Maybe Sodium Chloride? If these are socks that have just been washed I doubt there will be much of an electrolytic solution contained in them. Maybe some nasty sweaty socks.........but even still we are missing some major components of a galvanic cell.[-]
joneseatworld, Aug 24 2009
  

       Even if it did work, it would leave nasty stains
BunsenHoneydew, Aug 26 2009
  

       I'll go for the copper clothes pegs, but only coz they'll weather and age and look quite cool on my clothes line.
kaz, Aug 26 2009
  

       Might attract lightning strikes ..... very dangerous ..... [+]
8th of 7, Aug 26 2009
  

       The lightning'll dry my clothes quicker right?
kaz, Aug 26 2009
  

       Yes, in a sense. Definitely quick, and the carbonised remnants will undoubtedly have quite a low moisture content.
8th of 7, Aug 26 2009
  

       "carbonised remains"

Black is always stylish.
kaz, Aug 26 2009
  

       //Maybe some nasty sweaty socks//   

       Now thats worth exploring - some kind of generator gym bag.
bigsleep, Aug 26 2009
  

       you will need custard-soaked clothings for electrolyte
afinehowdoyoudo, Aug 26 2009
  

       Wow, someone opened the barn door. Hi [Iron horse]!!!
blissmiss, Aug 27 2009
  

       Howdy, ['miss]! I might've been born in a barn, but I don't live there now
afinehowdoyoudo, Aug 27 2009
  
      
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