Unsold DVDs and CDs from charity shops, music marketing outlets and teenagers' bedrooms have been harvested recently in huge numbers by the recycling firm, Earbleeders.
Now the subject of several healthy offers worldwide, probably due to the fact that CDs and DVDs have recently been shown to give off electricity when exposed to the sun's rays, by Nobbly Prize winning scientist, Albert Hall. An offer in excess of £12Bn is being seriously considered by Earbleeders M.D. Alfred Shuttleworth c./o. Earbleeders in Barnsley B&Q car park.
Dr. Hall explained "When silver atoms in the Cds etc. pass to and from the primary oxidation state after being struck by photons, as in unexposed photographic plates, energy in the form of an electrical pulse is emitted. This can be collected and stored in batteries which can be wired up to play CDs and DVDs.
It is an exciting find because it is the first working and sustainable form of perpetual motion. I have sent some CDs to Steven Hawkin but his secretary has apparently binned them thinking they were from science groupies."