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(Daily Mail)   Britain's oldest lightbulb has been shining for 130 years. Take me out tonight, where there's music and there's people and they're young and alive. Driving in your car, I never never want to go home, because I haven't got one. Anymore   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 13
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2013-02-10 06:35:55 PM
4 votes:
Byron the Bulb Lives!
2013-02-10 07:16:42 PM
2 votes:
2013-02-10 06:47:31 PM
2 votes:

BumpInTheNight: That is genuinely neat.  A shining example of how craftsmanship trumps disposablity.


not really.  light bulbs that "never" burn out aren't hard to make.  They just burn a *LOT* more electricity to produce a *LOT* less visible light.
2013-02-10 10:01:08 PM
1 votes:
Also came for Pynchon reference leaving satisfied
2013-02-10 07:33:50 PM
1 votes:
But does it have it's own webcam?

http://www.centennialbulb.org/photos.htm

www.centennialbulb.org
2013-02-10 07:28:44 PM
1 votes:

Lobster_of_Hate: Was certain nobody would get the headline.

I was way wrong.

/My second favorite song ever.


Really?  Nobody?  I'm a charter member of the group of straight guys worldwide who love The Smiths but aren't emo.

/I'm sure someone's got a snappier name
2013-02-10 06:53:48 PM
1 votes:
Note that this isn't the oldest continuously lit bulb.  This is just a really old bulb the lady has that she turns on every now and then.  Whoopty-doo.

The oldest one that is still in regular use is at a firestation in california.  It's really dim, low wattage and on its own filtered power source.  They did make bulbs differently back then - really thick filaments, pretty wasteful and inefficient.
2013-02-10 06:46:10 PM
1 votes:
Byron?
2013-02-10 06:37:28 PM
1 votes:
Was certain nobody would get the headline.

I was way wrong.

/My second favorite song ever.
2013-02-10 06:36:10 PM
1 votes:
bullshiat, she's got a box of these in the cellar
2013-02-10 06:31:16 PM
1 votes:
That is genuinely neat.  A shining example of how craftsmanship trumps disposablity.
2013-02-10 03:48:57 PM
1 votes:
In my life, oh why do I give valuable time to submitters who don't care if I live a hard life?
2013-02-10 02:59:32 PM
1 votes:
To read that headline, well, the pleasure, the privilege is mine.
 
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