is it possible to get my dehumidifier to water my houseplants— Nathan W. Pyle (@nathanwpyle) August 26, 2021
I do not have a firm grasp on physics but have sketched what I have in my mind, with it strapped to a ceiling fan pic.twitter.com/VYxP4ghQr0
Nathan W. Pyle (previously at Neatorama) is responsible for bringing us the aliens in his Strange Planet series. But his comics are about anything and everything. Recently, no doubt while emptying his humidifier, he thought about how this water might somehow be used for something, like watering the houseplants. How could this be accomplished? Using the ceiling fan sounds like a genius idea! But then he started troubleshooting.
several have asked about the dehumidifier power cord - I can solve this with a power strip attached to a model train whose speed perfectly matches the ceiling fan pic.twitter.com/DApdmi89e2— Nathan W. Pyle (@nathanwpyle) August 26, 2021
Every time he solved a problem, that only brought up another problem.
model trains still occasionally get stuck and need to be jostled, so I have added a caboose upon which my phone can be docked under a cute umbrella and it will vibrate the train every time someone responds to this thread saying my plan is needlessly elaborate (which is frequent) pic.twitter.com/v1QWlbboIO— Nathan W. Pyle (@nathanwpyle) August 26, 2021
So maybe this is not such a practical idea after all.
Fanny McFanFace, which is doubly funny for British people— Benjamin Tomjack (@BenDanTomJack) August 26, 2021
But it was all worth it for the laughs. It won't be long before someone tries this in the real world. Look for a video coming soon. Or maybe not. See more of Pyle's comics at Instagram.