Onion-Power Makes Recharging iPods Easy

It turns out a white onion will do in a pinch in case you've lost your charger and need to juice up your beloved iPod. All you'll need is said onion, 2 cups of Gatorade/Powerade, a screwdriver and your USB cable (not all commonplace items, we know, but it's better than nothing); then just follow the handy directions provided in the above video and you'll be on your way.

So how exactly does this all work? As Mike Schramm at TUAW hypothesizes, it might lie in the ability of the Gatorade's electrolytes to break down the onion's cells, releasing some form of harnessable energy in the process.

Via ::TUAW: Charge an iPod with an onion (blog), ::Household Hacker: How to Charge an iPod using electrolytes and an onion (blog)

See also: ::UnTreeHugger: Onion Goggles, ::DIY iPod Bicycle Charger