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March 28, 2012

100 year-old lightbulb

watch a a tungsten filament lightbulb from 1912 light up :: the coolest part? it was found in a time capsule :: those things actually work :: click below to watch :: (via boing boing)


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You might enjoy this as well:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centennial_Light

Posted by: Tony Mach at March 29, 2012 5:01 AM

Way before industry discovered a need for built-in obsolence. Very cool.

Posted by: Morten Iversen at March 29, 2012 6:57 AM

Have you seen this documentary on planned obsolescence? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wv9MyB0hbI4
It's called "The Light Bulb Conspiracy." Light bulbs were the first thing regulated to have a life-span in order to increase consumption. Really interesting documentary.

Posted by: Lauren at April 9, 2012 2:31 PM

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