Title text: Ok, plan B: Fly a kite into the blades, with a rock in a sling dangling below it, and create the world's largest trebuchet.
This is a pun on the term "fan". A wind turbine (which generates power via kinetic energy produced from the turning of its blades in the wind, and converts it into electricity) is very similar to a fan (where the fan blades move the air around to provide a cooling effect). The other meaning of "fan" is "someone who is a fanatic" about something (e.g. a football team, a band, etc.). The wind turbine's response to Megan's plan works with both meanings of the word: it is "not a huge fan", meaning not fanatical about the idea that she has proposed; and "not a huge fan", meaning not a gigantic device which will blow air at her, as she seems to assume it is.
A trebuchet is a type of catapult. The setup described would not resemble the widely known counterweight trebuchet, as the energy rotating the arm and flinging the rock would not be from a raised counterweight. It would rather be more similar to a traction trebuchet.
- [Megan is talking to a giant wind turbine.]
- Megan: I'll hold up a big kite, and you blow air at me until I lift off!
- Megan: What do you think of that idea?
- Wind turbine: I'm not a huge fan.
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