Dustmites solve Global Warming!
This idea came about as a result of a post on a newsgroup
relating to the reduction of housework, but I can't actually
remember what the idea was.
Anyway, someone (Adam Thorn) suggested that the original idea
actually made sense - yes we paniced too! Therefore the entire
R&D dept. of Trev's Wacky Ideas Inc. was dragged
from the TV room where they were watching the entire series
"I love the 80's" and put to work on what became
the following idea on how dustmites can save the world from
In part 1 of this idea of reducing housework we discussed
the idea that reducing cleaning especially hoovering allowed
for better civil rights for dust mites, bed bugs etc., as
well as reducing the amount of electricity used and therefore
slowing so called global warming...
We at Trevs Wacky Ideas Inc. have been further pondering
over this idea and have realised that these extra bugs could
be useful in other respects such as producing electricity,
thus further reducing the use of coal for such production.
There are 2 possibilities here:
1) We suspect that in return for a more comfortable life
especially not involving hoovers, the mites would be quite
willing to use a little of their time producing electricity
either by running on tiny tredmills, performing a sort of
rowing action or wearing nylon jackets and rubbing against
nylon carpet to produce static electricity.
2) Although not yet confirmed, we suspect the mites may produce
a methaine type gas which could be collected and used as a
clean burning substance. Effectively recycled waste burning
if you like.
There are a few technical problems associated with these
ideas of course such as installing the tiny tredmills or humans
being knocked out by the gasses, but what brilliant new idea
didn't have a few troubles...?
We'd also like to thank the witches of the dark ages who
originally had a similar idea of harnessing
mites for their broomsticks.
Back to mad theories....