World’s first ever ‘Brussels Sprout Battery’ lights up Christmas tree
A team of scientists and engineers from The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair has created the world’s first battery made entirely of Brussels sprouts, which is being used to light an 8 foot Christmas tree.
The “Sprout Battery” was launched today on the Southbank, London, with the help of Year 7 pupils from City of London Academy, Islington, who were on hand to switch on the Christmas tree lights.
The environmentally-friendly power source will come as a relief to the nation’s children as research has found that two-thirds of them (67%) think the tradition of eating Brussels Sprouts at Christmas should be stopped.
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