We are having trouble finding earth and neutral on the eels but I am sure with hard work and study we can discover more about the electric eels metabolism” says retired engineer Mr Daniel Currant inventor of the Nat’s Eye (see below) a device designed to help unwanted flying insects find their way out of an open window.
A colleague of his back in their days with the Electricy Board told how Mr Currant 68 would electrocute himself at safety lectures and public information courses in order to illustrate the possible dangers when using electricity, side effects of Mr Currant’s exploits in those days included temporary memory loss ” things would get erased ” says Rodger Rubber himself now retired and occasional helper to Mr Currant, ” he recalls Dan spent most of his working life burnt and bald, but he has always said to me it was a small price to pay for saving lives”.
At the moment there are problems of coordination and finding out why eels discharge electricity whether it is for defence, a mating ritual or says Mr Rubber “for a buzz”. Ultimately Currant is hoping to find and develop a way of using the eel’s negative side, his idea then being to keep the live and neutral separate in order to exploit a possible circuit.
The Nat’s Eye
“At first I experimented with firefly’s, I thought they might be trained as a kind of air traffic control
For flying insects but it proved to be problematic as the flies don’t like to be told what to do and have a short
“We then tried ultra violet light strips with arrows pointing towards the window but it attracted more insects
than it helped to dispel”.
The answer came to Currant while at a wedding party, looking at the light show provided by the entertainment he had his eureka moment, a rope like formation of small ultra violet lights which reacted to the insects position could lead the insects to open windows, “a breadcrumb trail of ultra violet light” he says enthusiastically, thus the Nat’s Eye was born.. Spiders soon learnt however, that if they got a move on they could catch a feast by webbing the open window area. This prompted animal rights groups to say it was cruel and interfered with the balance of nature and after a lengthy court case the licence for the product was cancelled.