The humble pomato might just be the future of battery power. A Swedish scientist, Dr. Johan Sjöberg, accidentally discovered the pomato's conductive and storage properties when he was helping his daughter with her grade 4 science fair project. He was having a snack while trying to insert a metal hanger into a homemade wall socket to demonstrate to her how people acquired electricity 20 years ago. A large spark hit him with 24 amperes of current, but to his surprise the pomato he was munching on absorbed all of the energy. Further research concluded that the fruitable had several key properties:
- High Potassium
- Locked ions
Sjöberg's paper cites that the fibers inside the pomato act as high capacity energy cells. If packaged correctly, it could be used to store energy for anything from a Relexer to a Teleporter to a Compact Fusion Generator. Pomatoes may even be able to replace the popular Beryllium-ion batteries which are in wide use for storing solar power.
After cooking the fruitables to temperatures exceeding 370K (Kelvin) it appeared as though the pomato-based batteries actually increased in storage capacity exponentially the more they were heated. This would allow for lifetime warranties on all pomato products. Sjöberg 3D printed the patent application using pomato pulp, and called up Monsanto to place a large order of seeds. Pomato batteries are likely to hit stores in the coming weeks. With cheaper and more powerful batteries, it sounds like wormhole fans have something to look forward to.