Sunday, May 15, 2011
One of the perks of living on planet Earth is the the opportunity to read news items no one could possibly make up. An inventor in Los Angeles is selling a cache of previously unpublished Michael Jackson photos to raise money for a machine that produces more energy than it uses. Reginald Garcia's electric motor is reconfigured so "it captures the negative electromagnetic field as it collapses, sends energy to a capacitor and recharges the battery." Seriously. Variations on this scheme have been promoted a hundred times. Sometimes the inventors even believe the effect is real. The laws of thermodynamics beg to differ, but the financing approach is certainly original.