Posted by: garispang | June 26, 2009

Alternative Energy: Can Bouncing Breasts Charge an iPod?

Bounching Boobs 2Harnessing the untapped power of breast motion.

A very innovative research experiment examined the possibility of boobs charging iPods. The questions is, could the energy created by bouncing boobs during exercise generate enough electricity to power small gadgets?

Guys, just keep on movin’. Ain’t nothing to see here. This post goes out to all the big-breasted women who can hear the echo of their own internal monologue in Adrienne So’s comment in an article at Slate:

As a woman who loves sports, I’ve always found the concept of breasts bothersome. If all goes according to plan, they will fulfill their intended function for about three of the 70 years that I have them. The rest of the time, they alternate between getting in my way and embarrassing me.

Thank you to Adrienne So for asking the question: can we harness breast energy and put it to better use? TreeHugger and Instructables teamed up to make a working chest charger which relies only on the rise and fall of the chest during breathing that transforms support bras into energy generating devices.

So the question seems viable. While engaging in sports causes the most bounce, even the simple act of breathing causes the chest to rise and fall. A women who wears a D-cup bra can have her boobs move as much as 35 cm while exercising if not wearing a restrictive bra, possible enough to conduct sufficient electricity to power an iPod.

Bouncing boobs can be frustrating for women, not only because men ogle them, but because it can be obnoxious for the big-breasted when performing high impact sports. The invention of Bra Power, however, adds a positive spin to this nuisance. Finally!

As for the smaller chested… they’ll have to rely on the less-green, old-fashioned methods of charging.

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