Hey dullards! Charge your phone with LIGHTNING!
Using a transformer, the gathered coneheads recreated a lightning bolt in the lab by passing 200,000 volts across a 30cm (12in) air gap.
"We were amazed to see that the Nokia circuitry somehow stabilised the noisy signal, allowing the battery to be charged," said Neil Palmer, from the University of Southampton's high voltage laboratory.
"This discovery proves devices can be charged with a current that passes through the air, and is a huge step towards understanding a natural power like lightning and harnessing its energy."
Palmer then exploded and his office smelled like burned hair forever and the stupid spoilsports have also issued a warning saying: "do not to try this at home".