MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Taking their cue from a high school science project that found noise can generate electricity, leading electronics manufacturers in the Philippines are racing to produce the next generation karaoke and videoke machines.
It is a well-known fact that karaoke and videoke machines are as common in households as a television set, a testament to the world-renowned musicality of the Filipinos.
A spokesperson for a leading manufacturer said the if every household can have their own high-level-sounding karaoke machines running full blast, they would not have to worry about paying for electricity. “That would be quite a bit of savings,” he said.
The manufacturers are now lobbying local governments to repeal ordinances prohibiting noise — including karaoke singing in residential neighborhoods after 10 p.m. All for the benefit of free electricity, they said.
And many sleepless nights.