This Light Bulb Has Been Burning for 117 Years

I can’t even with this.

Light bulbs only burn out because of a massive international conspiracy by their manufacturers.  While GE and Edison and others were figuring out how to maximize profits, Nicola Tesla was figuring out how to pull free energy from the ground.

At 117-year-old (as of June 2018), the Centennial Light is the world’s longest-lasting light bulb. Burning since June of 1901, it is currently located inside Fire Station #6 at 4550 East Avenue, Livermore, California, and maintained by the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department. The bulb has been officially recognized by The Guinness Book of World Records,…

via Burning Since 1901, this Bulb is the Poster Child for Planned Obsolescence — TwistedSifter

Remember the episode of The Golden Girls where Rose gets a job testing the longevity of incandescent bulbs?  Lies.  Pure lies.

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