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Author Topic: Could electricity from cooking materials stimulate a dead fish?  (Read 2070 times)

Offline thedoc

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Brandon Guerrero  asked the Naked Scientists:
Would it be possible for the lemon to act as an electrolyte, aluminium sheet actually be an alloy of aluminium-zinc and the fish composing traces of copper to allow the three elements create this phenomenon?

Here is a video of a dead fish moving quite a bit.

What do you think?
« Last Edit: 19/09/2012 09:30:01 by _system »


Offline RD

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That dead fish continues to move even when it's not touching the aluminium foil, see ...
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Electricity in animals was discovered by Galvani when dissecting a frog.
[But I'm a bit suspicious of the comment in Wikipedia that it was due to static electricity.... More likely an electrochemical cell.]

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The fish must be fresh.  The lemon juice would depolarize the neurons in the fish.  Quite spectacular videos.

Did you read about the 2012 Ig Nobel prize about neuro-imaging of dead fish?


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