ELECTRIC EEL POWERS TENNESSEE AQUARIUM’S CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTS

An electric eel named Miguel Wattson is shocking visitors at the Tennessee Aquarium by using its blips of electricity to power Christmas lights. A system connected to his tank allowed the eel’s shocks to power strands of lights on a nearby tree, resulting in rapid succession of blinking lights. The eel releases the low blips of electricity when it’s trying to find food. A video posted to the account showed Miguel in its tank and the nearby Christmas lights rapidly sputtering on and off. Officials at the Chattanooga aquarium said they hoped Miguel will spark an appreciation for the fish.