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ExtremeChief
04-22-2008, 12:03 PM
I understand how turning off lights, computers, using flourescent bulbs etc saves energy. But I was watching an ad on tv last night that said UNPLUGGING YOUR TOASTER would save on energy costs. How does a toaster use energy when it's not being used and therefore isn't drawing any amps?

CosmicPal
04-22-2008, 12:13 PM
How does a toaster use energy when it's not being used and therefore isn't drawing any amps?

OH, I know.....

Uhhh, I got nuthin'

I bet these guys would know though....

http://www.nydailynews.com/img/2007/09/24/amd_tv_big-bang.jpg

DaFace
04-22-2008, 12:15 PM
I understand how turning off lights, computers, using flourescent bulbs etc saves energy. But I was watching an ad on tv last night that said UNPLUGGING YOUR TOASTER would save on energy costs. How does a toaster use energy when it's not being used and therefore isn't drawing any amps?

Technically, if you've got some sort of fancy toaster oven with a clock on it or an LED or something, it could be drawing a minimal amount of electricity. For most traditional toasters, though, they're not using anything at all.

ExtremeChief
04-22-2008, 12:17 PM
The toaster they showed in the ad was a plain old regular toaster.

journeyscarab
04-22-2008, 12:29 PM
Yes its Earth Religion week. Worship the Earth or ye shall perish!

chasedude
04-22-2008, 12:53 PM
Learn to swim, we'll see you down in Arizona bay!

Delano
04-22-2008, 01:46 PM
Anything that uses a remote control pulls a little electricity.

Cell phone/computer/other gadget chargers pull electricity.

There are lots of forms of phantom electricity use, but I don't know about toasters.

Fish
04-22-2008, 01:51 PM
Change your desktop background to a darker color...... save energy.....

Don't flush unless it's a #2......

Baconeater
04-22-2008, 01:54 PM
All around the country coast to coast,
people always say what do you like most,
I don't wanna brag i don't wanna boast,
I always tell 'em I like toast.

yeah TOAST yeah TOAST

I get up in the mornin' bout six AM,
have a little jelly have a little jam,
take a piece of bread put it in the slot,
push down the lever and the wires gets hot,
I get toast.

yeah TOAST yeah TOAST

now there's no secret to toasting perfection,
there's a dial on the side and you make your selection,
push to the dark or the light and then,
if it pops too soon press down again,
make toast.

yeah TOAST yeah TOAST

when the first caveman drove in from the drags,
didn't know what would go with the bacon and the eggs,
must have been a genius got it in his head,
plug the toaster in the wall,
buy a bag of bread,
make toast.

yeah TOAST yeah TOAST

Fish
04-22-2008, 01:58 PM
Please recycle all homeless people in the nearest soylent green recovery bin.

Demonpenz
04-22-2008, 02:00 PM
reuse old sirenges