The Mysterious Pedal Powered Machine

MurdochMysteriesJust watched my first Murdoch Mystery on CBC and was delighted to see them using what they called an induction balancing machine, totally powered by pedal power! Alexander Graham Bell  used such a machine to try and locate the bullet lodged in  U.S. President James A. Garfield. Bell went on to perfect the machine into what we refer to as a metal detector.  Even though the Murdoch Mysteries show is set in the 1800’s, seeing the machine being pedal powered brought joy to my heart. We could all be in terrific shape if we had to do a bit of pedal powering for some of our daily devices. No doubt it would benefit the Canadian Health Care System which apparently costs us taxpayers $6.8 Billion a year. It certainly wouldn’t hurt our planet either.

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