Water Fuel Cell
Stanley Meyer's water fuel cell is mired in controversy, with one side claiming complete fraudulence, and the other side claiming pure genius and innovation. Supposedly the water fuel cell is a technical design of a perpetual motion machine, where Meyer claimed that an automobile retrofitting with the device could use water as fuel instead of gasoline. The fuel cell would split water into its component elements, hydrogen and oxygen, where the hydrogen was then burned to generate energy. In 1996, two investors sued Meyer, where he was forced to pay back their $25,000 investment due to the court ruling that Meyer had committed gross and egregious fraud. Stanley Meyer died suddenly on March 20th, 1998, while dining at a restaurant from a cerebral aneurysm which has only spurred conspiracists that he was somehow assassinated.