Rather than fill your belly (or your bin) with arguably the world's most hated vegetable during the festive season, why not use them to provide power to your Christmas tree instead?

As part of the UK’s Big Bang Fair, a team of engineers and scientists has created a Brussels sprout battery that is capable of harnessing the power of the vegetable and using it to generate a surprising amount of electricity. DesignWorks, assisted by Year 7 pupils from a local school,…