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The Big Bang Fair brussels sprouts battery

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Published on Nov 27, 2013

A team of scientists and engineers from The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair has created the world's first battery made entirely of Brussels sprouts, which was used to light an 8 foot Christmas tree.

The "Sprout Battery" was launched on the Southbank, London, with the help of Year 7 pupils from City of London Academy, Islington.
The environmentally-friendly power source will come as a relief to the nation's children as research has found that two-thirds of them (67%) think the tradition of eating Brussels Sprouts at Christmas should be stopped.

Through the inventive use of science and engineering, The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair has gone to extreme measures to show sprout-haters an alternative way to enjoy the vegetable at Christmas. The ground-breaking use of sprouts highlights alternative ways to use the festive vegetable that over two thirds of children (68%) said they "hate".

The Big Bang Fair, the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths for young people in the UK, will be taking place between March 13 and 16 2014 at The NEC, Birmingham. All places are free and registration is now open at http://www.thebigbangfair.co.uk.

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