Nobody thinks about batteries—until they've run out of juice, of course. But this humble and surprisingly ancient technology has done far more for human civilization than most people realize.What all battery types have in common—from the tiny button cells that power watches to multi-ton blocks…
This body, buried in the 1800s, is known as Soapman. Why? Because when re-discovered in 1875, the fats on his body had transformed into soap. How did it happen? Don't click if you have a weak stomach.
It looks like the folks at the Guinness Book of World Records took some time away from determining how many frat boys can fit into a Volkswagen to bestow the title of "world's longest-lasting AA alkaline battery cell" onto Panasonic's new EVOLTA.