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exercise fleas and generate electricity
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Make tiny flea harnesses, and attach them to fleas (millions of them.... using prison labour of course as a suitable additional punishment for those who have committed particularly heinous crimes)

One end of the flea harness is attached to a device which produces a tiny burst of electric current when jerked by even a miniscule amount. Place rows of such tethered fleas in a large matrix and parade shaggy dogs continuously in front of them, just beyond their leaping range.

Results.... a Flea-powered source of electricity, and a place to walk dogs. Call it Flea-Lectricity!

xenzag, Nov 07 2012

Flea_20Harness see also [xenzag, Nov 07 2012]


       Big fleas have little fleas upon their backs to bite them, and little fleas have lesser fleas, and so ad infinitum.
normzone, Nov 07 2012

       sp. upon their backs to bite ’em
pocmloc, Nov 07 2012

       actually sp. "and so on, ad infinitum"
FlyingToaster, Nov 07 2012

       Actually, the original has "and so ad infinitum".   

       But the original original, on which this was based, went:   

       "The vermin only tease and pinch
Their foes superior by an inch.
So, naturalists observe, a flea
Has smaller fleas that on him prey;
And these have smaller still to bite 'em,
And so proceed ad infinitum."
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 07 2012

       ^Flea haff vays of making you tock.
AusCan531, Nov 07 2012

       Check out the Sierpinski flea triangle at the end of this sentence.
RayfordSteele, Nov 08 2012

       Don't you mean Flectricity?
sqeaketh the wheel, Nov 08 2012

       So they're... flea circuits?   

       Including diodes comprised of tiny one-way turnstiles.
sqeaketh the wheel, Nov 08 2012

       How many vaults?
spidermother, Nov 09 2012


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