20. September 2008 · Comments Off · Categories: Havin' Fun, Links, News

Former Fort Worth opera house light bulb set for centennial birthday

Since it was installed back in 1908, the light bulb originally placed in the Byers Opera House in downtown Fort Worth has burned almost continuously. From its current location in the Stockyards Museum, the old bulb will celebrate its 100th “birthday” on September 21.

In 1970, The Guinness Book of World Records mistakenly hailed the Fort Worth bulb as the world’s “most durable,” but later discovered that the honor belongs to a bulb burning since 1901 in a fire station in Livermore, California.

Oldest or not, there will be cake and punch served to honor Cowtown’s little light.

Really now … how could you have lived without that information. Huh? I hope that if you live nearby you partake in the festivities and maybe send me a picture or two. K?

I read it here.

My little light bulb … you know … the one inside this brain? It flickers a heck of a lot. Sometimes it even goes out entirely. (Had a moment recently where it did that.) Poor lightbulb.

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