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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


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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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".