Tuesday, 22 September 2009

solar-powered torches

Do you remember those childhood jokes that begin...
"What's the latest Irish invention?"

I thought they were hilarious.
Flyscreens on submarines!
Injector seats in helicoptors!
Solar powered torches!

I can see myself curled up on the floor in stitches with tears running down my cheeks.

What's even more amusing is that now, not only do I own a solar-powered torch, but all the lights in our house are solar powered!!

2 comments:

Mike said...

stay away from those helicopters though.

Rachael said...

I don't know... maybe there's some sense in it somewhere that we won't realise for another fifty years. The idea of solar-powered torches seemed soooo ridiculous.