Bacteria microgenerators?

Cool little story here — Wired.com reports on a 16-year-old Montreal student who figured out how to use a certain type of bacteria to generate electricity for a science competition. The bacteria in question is naturally magnetic, and he arranged them in a way that got them spinning and generating a tiny amount of electricity for more than 48 hours.

Beats the Van der Graaf generator I build in 1983 in Grade 8 — got enough of a static charge to burn holes in my knuckes!