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ctptoothbrushsm.jpgSo I wrote earlier about the power company providing free telecom... Well, what about the telephone company providing free power? (Although probably not intentionally.) This site may be a joke, but it is VERY funny. It is a site/catalog of products that use power that the telephone company provides on their phone lines to power appliances. ;-) They are called Telco Powered Products(tm).

Telco Powered Products
Our Chief Scientist, Dr. Emil Drizzlenik PhD from the renowned Chernobyl Electrical Institute in Russia, developed this patented technology after an accident at the power plant left all of the homes and businesses in his area dark.

Dr. Drizzlenik found that the local telephone company was still up and running, and in fact telephone service never went down during the time the power was out.

Found this on Boing Boing

1 Comment

Most significant application is definetly the Teleco Powered-Vibrator with glow in the dark karate-chop action:

Glow in the Dark Vibrator is easy to find when the power is out. Use it as long as you need to... it's powered by the phone company!

Have I sufficiently classed up the joint?