the bulb that won't burn out
Popular Science|Winter 2020
TOM BRAMELL, FORMER DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF FOR LIVERMORE-PLEASANTON FIRE DEPARTMENT
Claire Maldarelli

The lightbulb hanging in the garage at the fire station in Livermore, California, never dies. When I began working there in the early 1970s we’d swat it for luck, but in 1972, a reporter dated it to the early twentieth century. More than a hundred years since it was made, the incandescent still shines, but no one knows exactly how.

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