Ever wondered how much energy can be generated by human muscle to power a piece of home appliance? The guys at the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts tried to find out through their graduation project that involved Olympic track cyclist Robert Forstermann and a toaster.
Robert Forstermann is a highly-decorated Olympian with monstrous 29-inch thighs. He was set up for this challenge to see how much energy we consume versus what we can generate, so he goes head-to-head with a 700-watt toaster.
He powers up the toaster up to 700 watts to toast the bread while stepping up the incline and struggles to complete the challenge by generating 0.021 kWh of energy. They eventually find out how much Roberts are needed to power a car and an aircraft.
Well, that certainly puts things to perspective.
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