E-Tree at Aquarium in Japan

The Aqua Toto Gifu aquarium in Kakamigahara, Gifu, Japan features an alternate energy source for lighting their Christmas tree - an electric eel!

Each time the eel touches a copper wire in the tank, power is sent straight to the Christmas tree.

Find more information here.


Five From My Playlist - 12/05/2007

1. "No One" - Alicia Keys. It took me two times of hearing this song before I decided I liked it, but now I really, really like it.

2. "Stop and Stare" - OneRepublic. The follow-up to the band's success with "Apologize" proves that OneRepublic's talent goes beyond just what Timbaland can create.

3. "Shake It" - Metro Station. This song is a throwback to the fun of 80s music.

4. "Into the Night" - Santana featuring Chad Kroeger. I love a solid guitar song, which Santana is always good for. The mix of the guitar plus Chad Kroeger's unique sound is a winning equation.

5. "Whatever It Takes" - Lifehouse. This is another strong hit from this melodic rock band. The special effects in the video are awesome.

Live performance: