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Electric eel lights up aquarium’s Christmas tree

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Everyone knows electric eels can produce electricity.

But visitors to the Tennessee Aquarium may be shocked to find out an electric eel on display can churn out enough juice to light a Christmas tree.

Officials at the aquarium in Chattanooga say the eel, Miguel Wattson, has a special system in its tank that channels its shocks to power strings of light on a nearby tree.

Not only is Wattson considered a current attraction, he also has an electric personality. He actually has his own Twitter account.

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