Electric Eeel Lights Up Christmas Tree

 

This sounds like something out of"The LittleMermaid", except more festive. The Chattanooga, TennesseeAquariumhas an electric eel that can power lights on a Christmas tree. They call him "Miguel Wattson" and he has his own Twitter page.

Here's how it works. The aquarium hooked up a special system to Miguel's tank to pick up his charges. He releases low-voltage blips of electricity when he's trying to find food. 

People outside the tank can HEAR some of those charges, and then SEE the lights on a nearby tree flicker and flash.

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