Quote Originally Posted by Anscojohn View Post
The concept has merit. Perhaps a more energy-friendly design would use two gerbils running in a geared excercise cage. (vbg)
When I took debate in high school, a "squirrel" (not a gerbil, I'm afraid) was a debate argument that was difficult to counter because it was so ridiculous that you didn't have the references handy to prove it was ridiculous. IIRC, the name emerged from a debate in which one side claimed that squirrels in exercise cages could generate significant amounts of electricity.