Light Bulb 110 Years

Light Bulb 110 Years
Light Bulb 110 YearsSince that time, the Centennial Bulb in Fire Station 6 in Livermore has been on the entire time, apart from a brief period in 1903 and 1937 and the odd power outage.The four watt bulb was a gift from a businessman to the fire station and its remarkable longevity has continued to baffle scientists.

Lynn Owens, the chairman of the town's light bulb centennial committee, said: ‘Nobody knows how it's possible. It is a 60 watt bulb and it's only turned on for about four watts but nobody knows why it keeps burning.

'We've had scientists from all over the country look at this light bulb. Of course nobody has ever been able to touch this it.'

The bulb has been recognised officially as the oldest working light bulb in the world by the Guinness Book of Records.

Such is the notoriety of the light bulb a web cam has been set up next to the light so fans can watch it around the clock.

US comedian Stephen Colbert even did a piece about the bulb on his Comedy Central show – The Colbert Report.

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