Battery made from lemons breaks record

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A team of British chemists have broken the record for the highest voltage from a fruit battery.

The scientists used 2,923 lemons to break the Guinness World Record.

The Royal Society of Chemistry, an international organisation of scientists, cut the lemons in half in Manchester, England, and hooked strips of zinc and copper to each end to extract a total 2,307.8 volts from the fruit.

The resulting battery broke the previous record by 1,521 volts, Guinness announced.

The lemon battery was used to activate an LED attached to a light sensor that triggered a relay and activated a pyrotechnic system to kick off a go-kart race.

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