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Cyclist vs. Toaster

German track cyclist Robert Förstemann cycles at 700W to power a toaster, but can he turn a slice of white bread brown?

World famous track cyclist Robert Förstemann battles a 700w toaster. Can he and his 74cm legs, generate enough energy to create a golden-brown toast? 

The challenge was set up to show how much energy we humans consume compared to what we can generate. This is a graduation project from the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts filmed in Stockholm, Sweden.

The finishing examples estimate how many Roberts that would be needed to power either a petrol car consuming 6,5l/100km for one hour, or a one-hour Boeing 737-800 flight.

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