Scientists are always up to something. It’s either they are working on a mega project which will take the world by storm or they are busy coming up with unique and innovations that have never been heard of before and which will leave you wowed no matter how much of a genius you might be. For instance, while studying for his masters in the Netherlands, the design academy Eindhoven to be precise several years ago, Mike Thompson came up with what is famously known as the Dracula Bulb.
The famous bulb runs on human blood, yup you read that right HUMAN BLOOD, and contains a chemical known as Luminol which reacts your blood and emits a beautiful bright blue glow. It’s the chemical often used by forensic scientists to check for blood traces in a crime scene.
To turn the blood lamp on, you first need to mix the activating powder inside it, break the glass, cut yourself and drip your blood into the opening. We don’t know what your take on that might be but just before you start making assumptions of Michael being weird let’s take a moment to analyze some of the reasons why he decided to create a blood lamp.
In an interview, Michael set the record straight by letting the world know he is no weirdo and when you ponder over some of the reasons he gave, well they are pretty sensible. The primary motive behind the blood lamp is to create environmental awareness. In other words, Micheal tries to make you reason on a scientific level.
During the interview, he prompted people to think about the impact of energy wastage on the environment by putting ourselves in Mother Nature’s shoes by considering whether we would waste energy if we relied on our blood as a source of energy. Mike then went on to add that the average American uses about 3383 kWh of electricity annually which is the same as having your light on in four rooms for twelve months.
The blood lamp only has one use which further emphasizes his point because if we were in the reverse world and using such bulbs, then chances are we would just turn them on whenever it’s absolutely necessary. Because turning power appliances involves a simple flick of a switch we don’t take time to consider the effects it has on our environment.