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Mr Combustion

April 23, 2003

Every 80’s kid fondly remembers Michael J. Fox’s hit movie “Back to the Future“.

The greatest moment for nerdy kids like me was at the very end, when Doc returns from the future in the newly modified DeLorean.

Running low on gas, Doc searches the rubbish bin, finds a banana peel and pops it into the gas tank, which is branded “Mr Fusion”. Presumably the machine mulched it into it’s atoms then did some fandangled thing (like fusing them) that produced more energy than a bolt of lightning.

Unlikely? Well I guess so at this stage in human development. It was from the future though!

Anyway, the point of this dribble is that someone has claimed to have invented the 21st century equivalent, which I would like to refer to as “Mr Combustion