They say daily house chores make for some pretty good exercise, but we've never thought doing the laundry could be so fun and beneficial at the same time!
A team of students at Dalian Nationalities University in China came up with an ingenious idea - with reducing our carbon footprint in mind, they decided to combine a highly popular and fairly unpopular activity (cycling and washing your clothes, respectively) into one wonderful green solution. They created a cool-looking bicycle-powered washing machine, officially called The Bike Washing Machine, or BiWa.
The sporty equipment consists of a stationary bicycle and a washing machine, so you can exercise while at the same time simultaneously washing your clothes. Just put your dirty laundry in the drum, add water and detergent, as you'd usually do, and then simply pedal away.
While pushing the pedals, the drum of the washing machine starts to rotate. During the spinning of the drum, excess electricity is generated and used to power the display screen. However, it can also be conveniently stored for future use.
Anyone could make good use of such a self-sufficient device, admit it, but it could be especially appreciated in remote areas, where people have little or no access to electricity.