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Burnin' up

Original post made on Nov 21, 2008

Believe it or not, there's a light bulb that's been burning in Livermore long before the invention of the automobile, before the Wright brothers took their first solo flight and before America put a man on the moon.
If you haven't heard by now, Fire Station No. 6 on East Avenue is home to the world's longest burning light bulb at 107 years old.


Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, November 21, 2008, 12:25 PM

Comments (5)

Posted by Jim J, a resident of Oak Hill
on Nov 21, 2008 at 3:08 pm

This light has been on for about as long as De La Salle has been winning football games.


Posted by Jerry, a resident of Oak Hill
on Nov 22, 2008 at 12:16 am

I had an opportunity to see the light bulb. Quite interesting to realize you are observing a piece of history. Imagine if the bulb could recite all the events that's taken place during its existence...

Let's hope it burns for another 107 years...


Posted by Ken in South Pleasanton, a resident of Downtown
on May 14, 2009 at 8:04 am

I wonder what that bulb's carbon footprint has been over the past 107 years and how many polar bears it has killed off.


Posted by Michael, a resident of Livermore
on May 14, 2009 at 8:06 am

I just wish we could get a light bulb burning in the brains of our politicans for 107 seconds.


Posted by Point a finger and three point back, a resident of Bridle Creek
on May 14, 2009 at 9:24 am

I wish we would all hold our elected representatives accountable.

For all of you who have year-over-year elected tax and spenders and voted for bond measure-after-bond measure and countless well intended (or not) dubious social welfare programs via our direct-democracy experiment called the ballot initiative process, I urge you to take a stop, take a look in the mirror and repeat after me: "I am directly responsible for this mess".


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