In the city of Livermore has light bulb that burns more than 110 years
The residents of the US city of Livermore is preparing to celebrate the anniversary of the world's oldest light bulb. For the past 110 years, it shines almost without interruption, writes The Telegraph.
Chetyrehvatnaya lamp installed in the fire station of the town of Livermore, California, entered the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest of the existing light bulbs on the planet.
One businessman donated it to a local fire in 1901. Ever since the light bulb and to faithfully serve the men with fire. The days when she suddenly stopped shining, seems to remember all the people of Livermore's heart: one day in 1903, a week in 1937 and during the rare power outages in 30s - 70s of the XX century. According to Lawrence Livermore National Energy Lynn Owens, a mysterious light baffled many scientists. "No one knows why the usual chetyrehvatnaya lamp is not burned for 110 years. Scientists from across the country gathered to look at her, but no one was able to push any more or less plausible version. Touch it, however, we will not give ", - Energy said.