Shedding A Little Light In A Naughty World.

Hi,

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Today I thought That I would be a bit of a bright spark and talk about a very special and well-loved thing.

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Something which has a fan club of thousands and is well admired world-wide.

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Are you sitting comfortably?

Then I’ll begin….

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On June 18th 2011, a hand blown light bulb, with a carbon filament of four watts, began lighting up the 110th year of it’s long working life.

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It was invented by a gentleman named Adolphe Chailet, who was one of the less successful contemporaries of Thomas Edison, and produced by the Shelby Electric Company.

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The amazing bulb hangs in the Livermore Fire Station, California, in the USA.

It has been moved many times during it’s working life, but has never failed to give unfailingly good service to the firemen.

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The Guinness Book Of Records have declared it to be the oldest known working light bulb in the world.

No small feat!

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It is very famous and well loved, even having it’s own website.

If you want to be really anoraky….you can sit and watch it in real time….with an update every 10 seconds.

I hope that you liked the post, as it always does you good to enjoy a little light entertainment!

J,x.

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