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Issue 79 - February 2008 - Page 6

Pages in this month's issue:
  1. Mobile Phone Tips – Things You Never Knew Your Mobile Phone Could Do
  2. Storm Photographs
  3. General Cosgrove Radio Interview Hoax
  4. IRS Tax Refund Phishing Scam
  5. Starbucks Lack of Support For Iraq Troops Rumor
  6. Charging a Mobile Phone with Peepal Leaves
  7. Donate to Autism Research by Watching a Video
  8. Photobucket MySpace Comment Virus Warning
  9. Scam Victims Reimbursements Programme Scam
  10. Kevin Carter Pulitzer Prize Photograph
  11. Facebook Deleting Inactive Users Hoax
  12. Cell Phone Charging Danger Warning Email
  13. Oscar Mayer Does Not Support The War Hoax
  14. An Overview of Phishing

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Charging a Mobile Phone with Peepal Leaves

Summary:
Message claims that it is possible to charge a mobile phone battery by touching the stems of peepal tree leaves to the terminals.

Status:
Unsubstantiated – Highly implausible

Example:(Submitted, January 2008)
Charge mobile with peepal leave

Its very Strange But True Very True.

Now, you do not require any mobile charger to charge your mobiles. Only there is need to use green leaf of peepal tree and after some time your mobile will get charged.

No soon the people came to learn this development, they tested it and found encouraging results. If your mobile has been discharged and you are inside a jungle then you need not to use any charger. You Should pluck two peepal leaves and your work would be done.

It is very good idea and easy to charge your mobile. You would have to open your mobile battery and connect it with peepal leaf. After that without shaking mobile set you should set the battery in your mobile set. After some time your mobile would be charged.

Though it is unbelievable but as soon as the residents of Chitrakoot came to know about the discovery they could not believe the news. But when they saw it practically then the incident proved true.

Now hundreds of mobile holders are using this technique and charging their mobiles.

Several persons including Sushil Kumar Shukla, Santosh Verma, principal of Mahatma Gandhi School, Raj Karan Patel, Shyam Patel, Shekhar Dwivedi, Pramod Gupta, Manager of Gayatri temple, RN Tripathi proved the incident true.

Whereas according to the botanists, it is just changing mutual energy into electrical energy power can be saved in battery. Similarly, it is also possible. They said that it is the subject of research.

Step by Step guide to charge your mobile battery using peepal leaf
1- Open your mobile cover
2- Take out your battery
3- Take two to three fresh leaves of peepal/pipal/ashwattha tree
4- Touch the stub of these leaves on your mobile battery terminal for a minute
5- Clean the mobile battery terminal with the soft cloth
6- Put your battery again in your mobile and switch it on
7- Now you can see the result
8- If required repeat the process with fresh leaves

Charging mobile phone with peepal leaves



Commentary:
According to a wildly improbable "tip" that is currently circulating, it is possible to charge your mobile phone battery by simply holding the stems of two freshly picked peepal tree leaves to the terminals for a minute or so. The message circulates via email, blogs and forums, especially in India, Nepal and other parts of Asia. Even some Asian news outlets have picked up the story, thereby giving it completely underserved credibility.

Not surprisingly, there is no scientific evidence whatsoever to support claims that such an outlandish technique would ever actually work. It is possible to construct rudimentary batteries out of everyday objects such as potatoes, wire and nails. However, it is absurd to suggest that enough energy to charge a mobile phone battery could somehow magically flow from ordinary tree leaves just by touching them to a battery terminal, especially in only a minute or so. Even purpose-built, mains connected phone chargers take much longer than a minute to recharge a phone.

The message claims that hundreds of people are using the technique to charge their phones. In spite of this apparently widespread popularity, however, there are no credible news or scientific reports confirming its validity. If it were possible, the technique would certainly have gained widespread media attention around the world and become the subject of serious scientific studies. It is absurd to suggest that the media, green groups, and the scientific community would simply ignore such a potentially important source of alternative energy.

Several videos, apparently showing the technique in action are also circulating. However, the "results" shown in these videos are vague and inconclusive and they certainly do not offer any real proof that the technique works.

Nepalese blogger, Navin Lama has dismissed the technique as a hoax and has published a response from Nokia in which the mobile phone giant declares the peepal leaf charging technique described as untrue.

In alternative versions of the technique, the battery is actually replaced in the phone with the leaf stems wedged between the battery terminals and the battery case. In some brands of phone, this might give the illusion that the phone had been charged because the stems interfered with the phone’s charge sensors. Thus, the experimenter might think that the technique had actually worked when, in fact, the higher charge reading display on the phone was due only to false sensor input.

And, for the record, I have also tried the trick myself with a number of different types of tree leaves and three brands of mobile phone. None of the experiments had any impact whatsoever on the charge level of the battery. Granted, my geographic location means that I do not have immediate access to a peepal tree, but I strongly suspect that the results would be the same even if I had used peepal leaves in my experiments.



References:
How Potato Batteries Work
Alternate Way to Charge Nokia Mobile Battery
Charge Nokia Phone using Peepal Leaves - HOAX
Mero Sanser Article

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Issue 79 Start Menu

Pages in this month's issue:
  1. Mobile Phone Tips – Things You Never Knew Your Mobile Phone Could Do
  2. Storm Photographs
  3. General Cosgrove Radio Interview Hoax
  4. IRS Tax Refund Phishing Scam
  5. Starbucks Lack of Support For Iraq Troops Rumor
  6. Charging a Mobile Phone with Peepal Leaves
  7. Donate to Autism Research by Watching a Video
  8. Photobucket MySpace Comment Virus Warning
  9. Scam Victims Reimbursements Programme Scam
  10. Kevin Carter Pulitzer Prize Photograph
  11. Facebook Deleting Inactive Users Hoax
  12. Cell Phone Charging Danger Warning Email
  13. Oscar Mayer Does Not Support The War Hoax
  14. An Overview of Phishing