It's a regular feature on TreeHugger: the pedal powered washing machine. If only we had known about Steven M. Johnson and his Patent Depending site earlier, we could have credited him with the idea. It's very clever in the way that it unfolds, so that anyone could get their daily exercise in the laundry room.
And think of what it would do to laundromats; you would never have to go to the gym anymore. As always, he's on to something.
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I have to say, as someone who likes to cycle for exercise and multitask, I'd definitely consider something like this. It'd not only save me money from the energy bill each month, but I'd be able to quit my gym and save money there too. Not a bad deal. And I'd be forced to exercise since being lazy means no clean clothes.More: Pedal-Powered Washing Machine Gets Big Company Backing