While walking around at my day job I heard an interesting story. It was about the bug zapper mounted outside the main entrance. This fellow told me that bug zapper has been on every day for the past ten years.
He is a fisherman, so everything he tells me must be true. He said he particularly enjoyed watching the snowflakes get zapped in the winter.
In case you do not know, bug zappers are an outdoor appliance that uses light to attract insects to their doom. When the bug flies between a pair of electrified screens, he completes the electrical circuit. This causes a flash of light and a zap noise reducing the bug population.
Bug Zapper are a major source of commercial free entertainment in the Midwest.
In the fall, folks in the Midwest celebrate the first killing frost because it marks the end of mosquito season. It is also time to power down the bug zapper and find another source of entertainment like tomato battles. Rotten tomato fights are like paint ball games but with no expensive equipment.
Remember if you see a bug zapper killing snowflakes, it is time to save energy and shut it off.
What energy savings stories have your heard?
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