Century Old Light

livermore light bulbthere is a light bulb on the west coast that hasn’t been changed since 1911. it’s inside fire station #6 in livermore, california— it is on now. i found out about it from 99% invisible, which is “a tiny radio show about design, architecture & the 99% invisible activity that shapes our world.” (quoted text from the show’s website). if you are wondering how a light bulb can stay on for so long, click here to listen to the story. the episode is about 16 minutes long. there is also a webcam aimed at the bulb that updates every 30 seconds. you can see it here. 99% invisible is just one of several awesome podcasts found on radiotopia.fm. check ‘em out.

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