There’s an interesting story on the BBC about an Ethiopian gentleman who is taking war’s leftovers and converting them into coffee machines.
He uses old mortar shells, which stand about one metre high, to make his coffee machines.
He cuts off the pointed ends, seals them and puts holes into the aluminium cylinder. The cylinder channels the water, coffee and milk.
(hat tip Elizabeth)
15 thoughts on “Ethiopian Ingenuity: Turning Mortar Shells Into Coffee Makers”
NICE! This same bit of ingenuity is how Honda Motor Co. stayed afloat during and after WWII, using discarded Allied bomber belly tanks to make more motors and vehicles. Another example of the indomitable Human Spirit.
Now that’s true ingenuity for you! We should have more people like that here in the states.