Right now I have an onion soaking in two cups of blue Gatorade. I found this video that claims that you can use an electrolyte-soaked onion to charge an iPod. Then I found out about a bunch of other videos (including the show Mythbusters) that totally debunk that video as a hoax. Not one to believe the masses unless I have a good reason, I'm giving it a shot. The onion still has to soak for half an hour before I try the experiment, at which point either I used an onion to charge my iPod or I busted a myth. And yes, it's been busted before, but not by me. I've always wanted to try my own mythbuster experiment, so tonight is my night! Updates will be made below the photo.
I...busted a myth. Not only did the onion not power my iPod, it didn't even absorb any Gatorade. The video claimed that would take 30 minutes; I left it in there for an hour and the liquid level never budged. And now I think I've messed up the USB plug by getting onion stuck in it.