DailyDirt: Additional Challenges To Making Dinner

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For some folks, boiling water isn't a simple task. Others can whip up a delicious meal before a pot of water can boil. Cooking skills can be amazingly good or mind-bogglingly bad, but there are some people who just don't want to do things simply, and they turn cooking into a kind of obstacle challenge. Sure, there are reality TV shows that put ridiculous time pressures on cooking a 7-course meal or restrict ingredients to rare delicacies. For pure fun (or sometimes necessity...), though, some cooks are forgoing a stove or conventional cooking devices to make their meals. Here are just a few examples. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.
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    Anonymous Coward, 10 Jan 2014 @ 8:56pm

    I was looking at how to build a water heating element and how to power it either with the plug on the wall or by a hand crank, I think all those marvelous things in the kitchen could use a divorce from the motor and the machine, making them still usable if a disaster or blackout happens.

    This lead me to look at how things are done elsewhere.

    Thermodynamic Cell Phone Charger (I found a pot and a stove that do that)
    Rapid Solar cellphone Charger
    Hand Crank Emergency Cell Phone Charger

    The handcrank is nice, but I was thinking more in the line of a foot powered thing, like those old sewing machines that used a flying wheel to operate, it also reminded me that the first modern dental drill was powered by a flying wheel that produced the compressed air in the 19th century

    Wikipedia: >historic foot-powered dental dril. Picture taken at the Wabeno Logging Museum

    Wouldn't be nice to have something that could work with electricity, foot or hand? you just change the motor.

    NCBI: Biological conversion of hydrogen sulphide to elemental sulphur in a fixed-film continuous flow photo-reactor.

    Wikipedia: Hydrodesulfurization

    Reacting hidrogen sulfide with iron oxide(III).

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