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This Eco Christmas Tree is Lit Up Entirely by Brussels Sprouts

By: Laura McQuarrie - Published: • References: dailymail & telegraph
There are thousands of Christmas trees now lighting up the world at this time of year, but none are quite as unique or sustainable as this eco-Christmas tree.

It’s estimated that about 68% of kids in the UK hate eating Brussels sprouts and this hate for sprouts spreads world-wide, with probably even greater numbers than this in the US. Since about 2/3 of kids wish they didn’t have to eat Brussels sprouts, The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair got together a group of Year 7 students from the City of London Academy to find a more practical use for the green vegetable.

The groups created the 'Sprout Battery' and the first Brussels sprout-powered Christmas tree, using 1000 sprouts to light up 100 LEDs on a tree. As well as being a great science project, looking at the illuminated fairy lights on the tree is a much better alternative to staring down Brussels sprouts on a plate. Stats for Vegetable-Powered Christmas Trees Trending: Older & Warm
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