Leave a Light On
This week’s photo challenge theme is Let There Be Light. We were asked to photograph a light source and I had a light bulb moment! I did some research and came up with the following amazing facts about light bulbs.
The world’s oldest light bulb is in Fire Station 6 in Livermore, Northern California. It is still working after 112 years. This puts a new slant on the recent media discussion about extending the retirement age. I hope I’m not still working when I’m 112 years old!
How many retirees does it take to change a light bulb? Only one, but it might take all day!
The world’s largest light bulb is on top of the Thomas Edison Memorial in Edison, New Jersey. It is four metres tall. If I wanted to use it as a reading light I would have to sit on top of a giraffe. This might be a little precarious and most uncomfortable.
How many giraffes does it take to change a light bulb? Only one, if your ceiling is high enough.
According to the Guinness Book of Records the most Christmas lights on one decorated house is 502 165. Imagine if that string of tiny glass bulbs came out of the box in a tangled mess…
How many elves does it take to change a light bulb? Ten, one to change the light bulb and nine to stand on each other’s shoulders.
An average light bulb will last around 750 hours. If it takes me ten minutes to eat one piece of chocolate cake I could enjoy 4500 pieces before the lights went out!
How many doctors does it take to change a light bulb? Two, one to change the light bulb while the other attends to the beaver who ate too much cake.