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On October 21, 1879, Thomas Edison invented the first light bulb of practical value when he discovered that carbonized cotton filaments would burn for 40 hours in a vacuum inside a glass bulb. Come along with Tidbits as we turn on the lights! LIGHT BULB FACTS • Thomas Edison did not invent the light bulb. He merely improved it. The search for electric lighting had begun some fifty years before Edison ever sat down to work on the problem, but all methods either burned out too fast or emitted poisonous gasses. • In 1878 Edison promised that in six weeks he would solve the problem of the incandescent light. Fourteen weeks and 1,600 experiments later, he discovered that cotton thread that had been burned to ash was the best filament to use in the vacuum of a light bulb. • Edison subsequently invented the power plant and an electrical distribution system that made electricity widely available. The power company he started is General Electric.

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STREETLIGHTS (continued) • Vapor lamps have some disadvantages. Sodium vapor lamps when used indoors can cause a variety of ills ranging from eye strain to nausea due to the absence of blue light. And fluorescent light has been implicated in some studies in which mice developed cancer more frequently when living under fluorescent light than those living under incandescent light. • In a compact fluorescent bulb, electricity passes through a gas-filled tube and produces ultraviolet light which is absorbed by a phosphor coating on the inside of the tube which produces the visible light. Phosphor emits light in a narrow wavelength. If a CFL used only one type of phosphor, it would give off a single color. The solution is to use a variety of slightly different phosphors to produce a wide spectrum of light. This can be customized for different purposes, giving us the choice of "daylight", "soft white", "warm white" and other colors. • A 100-watt incandescent light bulb converts only 2.6% of its energy into visible light. The rest is converted to heat, which is why you'll burn yourself if you touch a light bulb that is turned on. Compact fluorescent bulbs are more efficient: they convert 7.7% of their energy into light, and the rest into heat. That may not seem like a lot, but it's almost three times as energy efficient as the incandescent. • The most efficient commercial light bulbs are low pressure sodium lamps which convert 27% of their energy to light, but because they produce a harsh yellow color, they are not commonly used inside the home.

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MOMENTS IN TIME • On Nov. 1, 1512, the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, one of Italian artist Michelangelo's finest works, is first exhibited to the public. Michelangelo's epic ceiling frescoes consist of nine panels devoted to biblical world history. The most famous of these is The Creation of Adam, a painting in which the arms of God and Adam are stretching toward each other. • On Oct. 27, 1858, Theodore Roosevelt, the future 26th president of the United States, is born in New York City. As president, he insisted on a strong navy, encouraged the construction of the Panama Canal and set aside land for America's first national parks and monuments.

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broadcast of a college football game, played between the Chicago Maroons and the Princeton Tigers. The first live broadcast of a college football game didn't happen until 1924. • On Oct. 31, 1961, five years after Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev denounced Stalinism, Joseph Stalin's embalmed body is removed from public display in Lenin's tomb in Moscow's Red Square. When Vladimir Lenin died in 1924, he was embalmed and placed in a mausoleum featuring glass casing. • On Oct. 30, 1974, 32-year-old Muhammad Ali becomes the heavyweight champion of the world for the second time when he knocks out 25-year-old champ George Foreman in the "Rumble in the Jungle." Seven years before, Ali had lost his title when the government accused him of draft-dodging.

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• If you would like to make your own neon tubes, here's the recipe: Simply liquefy a large quantity of air, and allow it to boil. Collect the first gasses that escape when it reaches boiling point. That will be a mixture of helium, neon, and nitrogen. Remove the nitrogen through chemical absorption, then chill the remaining mixture to -310 f. and pass it over charcoal, which will absorb the helium. Now heat the charcoal to recover the neon. LAVA LAMPS • What is a lava lamp made of? The moving blob is specially compounded wax, floating in a tube of mineral oil. When heated by the 40-watt light bulb below, it expands and becomes less dense than the liquid it’s suspended in and starts to rise. At the top of the globe, the wax cools and begins to sink again. HANDY TIP • If you don't want bugs buzzing around your porch lights, use yellow light bulbs. Yellow is invisible to many insects so they won't be attracted to the light. A WORLD RECORD • The world's oldest functioning light bulb is located at the fire department in Livermore, CA. It was installed in 1901. It's been lit ever since, and has been turned off only a handful of times, mostly accidentally, or when it was transferred to different locations. It's listed in "Guinness Book of World Records" and "Ripley's Believe It Or Not."


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• Thomas Edison is credited with inventing the light bulb. However, two Canadians successfully produced and patented an electric filament lamp five years before Edison turned his mind to electric lighting. • Medical student Henry Woodward lived next to Matthew Evans, who was a doorman at a hotel near where they lived in Toronto. They spent their spare time together and enjoyed performing amateur science experiments. • One evening in 1873, they hooked up an induction coil to a primitive battery. There was a spark at the contact post which intrigued them. It was bright enough to illuminate their entire work bench. They couldn't help but think that if they could confine that spark in a glass globe, they'd have a marvelous invention on their hands. • Woodward and Evans reasoned that passing current through a high resistance filament would increase the temperature of the filament material and cause it to glow. They experimented with various types of filaments and discovered that a carbon rod worked best. They enclosed the carbon rod filament inside a glass tube which had originally been a boiler level indicator, then connected electrodes to both ends. Before testing their primitive light tube, Woodward and Evans replaced the air inside the tube with nitrogen to prevent the carbon rod from catching fire. • Woodward and Evans took their contraption to Morrison's Brass Foundry in Toronto for testing. Evans recalled, “There were four or five of us sitting around a large table. Woodward closed the switch and gradually we saw the carbon become first red and gradually lighter and lighter in color until it beamed forth in beautiful light.”

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• Encouraged by the results, they invested in a dynamo to power the lights. Woodward and Evans were subsequently granted patents in Canada and the U.S. for their incandescent light tube. Next, they went out to find investors so they could set up a company to supply electric lights to the public. And that's when they ran into trouble. • They found some initial backers, but didn't bring in enough money to get the company off the ground. When they asked for additional funding from their investors, most of the original stockholders declined. When Evans and Woodward were publicly criticized for creating a "useless invention," funding evaporated and frustration set in. • By 1879, Thomas Edison was experimenting with light bulbs and he discovered the patents that already existed. He contacted Woodward and Evans and asked them if they would sell the American patent to him. They sold out for the sum of $5,000, which would be worth about $125,000 today. Six years later, Edison bought the Canadian patent as well. • Edison was far better situated to commercialize and distribute the new invention. Demand for electric lighting grew rapidly. • Edison was also forced into business with chemist Joseph Swan, who had patented the same idea in Britain. Swan would not sell his patent, so Edison and Swan went into business together. • Great inventions are often built on innovations by many people, inventors improving and expanding on advancements of others until a workable article is achieved. Edison’s incandescent light bulb is an example of that process, and it all began with a couple of Canadians.

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• Thomas Edison had three months of schooling, which ended when he heard the teacher telling the inspector that he was addled. When he told his mom, it made her so mad that she told the teacher off and took him out of school. In spite of the lack of education, Edison patented over 1,000 inventions in his lifetime, averaging one new patent every two weeks during his adult life. In one four-year period, he averaged one patent every 5 days.

• The condor is the largest flying land bird in the Western Hemisphere -- and one of the slowest in reproducing. The female lays only one egg every two years. • Scotsman John Paul Jones is • Those who study such things best known for his naval exclaim that Napoleon Bonapar- ploits for the nascent United States during the Revolutionte was afraid of cats. • Confectioner Milton Hershey ary War, and for his infamous suffered through founding two utterance, "We have not yet candy companies that ended begun to fight!" Most people in failure, then succeeded on don't realize, though, that he his third attempt, and finally was born John Paul and only sold that company and used adopted the surname "Jones" the proceeds to found the Her- on his first trip to America, shey Company. After all his where he came to flee charges hard work, though, he seemed in the deaths of two sailors unto be less interested in enjoy- der his command. ing the fruits of his labors than in helping others. In 1909 he established the Hershey Industrial School for Orphaned Boys, and 10 years later he donated control of the company

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• In 1878 Thomas Edison was awarded a patent for the phonograph. He used a small metal cylinder covered with tin foil. He originally envisioned it as a business machine for dictation. This infuriated stenographers because they feared being put out of work. At first there was no way of duplicating the cylinders and performers had to repeat their renditions over and over in front of as many phonograph machines as could fit in the room.

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• Don't consider yourself uneducated if you've never heard of anthropodermic bibliopegy; the practice of binding books with human skin is not (one can hope) common in modern times.

• The first invention he ever tried to sell was an electric vote-recording machine. He tried to sell it to Congress, but was refused. When a congressional vote was taken orally, it took 45 minutes, which gave congressmen plenty of time to trade votes. A faster method of voting would cut down on the vote trading.

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to a trust for the school. Today the institution is called the Milton Hershey School, and it continues to have a controlling interest in the candy company.

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• It was American author and critic H.L. Mencken who made the following sage observation: "Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag and begin slitting throats."

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• Edison arrived penniless in New York City at the age of 22. He persuaded a friend to let him sleep in the office of the Gold Indicator Co., a stock-ticker firm. When the stock ticker broke down, Edison repaired it after everyone else failed. He improved the design, and when the president of the company asked him how much he wanted for the patents, he couldn't decide whether to ask for $5,000 or $3,000, so he said, "How much are you offering?" and the president said, "How would $40,000 strike you?" whereupon Edison replied, "Yes, I think that will be fair." He used the money to open his a workshop and begin his inventing career.


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Inside the Grand Cities (Kmart) Mall 17th Ave. • Atblade the San Fair He in 1915, Parking into Francisco the shape World of a plow. affixedan official "Edison Day" was declared. The first Parking two wooden spokes, then hitched the device Parking nd Ave. Ave. 32 ndstrung 1726 S. Washington St. 32 transcontinental telephone hadIllinois been Parking to a horse. It plowed the line heavy soil Grand Forks, ND Kmart between New Jersey and California just in time like a charm. In fact, a farmer who happened Parking 1726701-775-0714 S. Washington St. ParkingKmart Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 12-4 1726 S.phoned Washington St. Grand Forks, ND fortothe In front a crowd, Edison be fair. observing theoftest run immediately put Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 12-4 Grand Forks, ND 701-775-0714 Kmart hisinhome in New one of the first ever an order for hisJersey— own John Deere plow. Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 12-4 701-775-0714 long-distance calls. • In short order, Deere gave up his blacksmith

making plows.of The • Heshop felt and that focused memoryonwas composed eleccompany grew steadily and added many emtron particles that spread through space, never ployees. In the late but 1840s, John relocated dying or changing, leaving the head the of a entire operation to Moline, Illinois. Ashamed dying human being in search of another host. of his own lackpick of education, Johnthese sent meshis Psychics could up and hear children to the state’s finest schools. One of sages, and Edison was sure a machine could do his proudest days occurred when son Charles the same. He devoted several years of his life earned the equivalent of an MBA from Bell’s toCommercial building such a contraption. College in Chicago.For years, he also worked on a valve-operated receiving set •whose With his son Charles the company, purpose was tomanaging deliver messages from John found time to pursue philanthropic inthe spirit world. He died before either inventerests. He co-founded both the First Nationtion was ever completed.

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• Henry hadthethe greatest affection He wasFord elected mayor of Moline in 1873,for where one of his They first actions replaceThomas Edison. worked– the together and ment ofgood the city’s openFord drains with a in sewer became friends. believed reinpipe system saved countless reduccarnation, and–perhaps believedlives thatby one’s soul ing the spread of disease. exited the body with the last breath exhaled on He askedJohn Edison’s to hold a test tube •earth. The original Deereson logo, registered in 1876, deer that was he native to Afri-his next to depicted Edison’samouth when breathed ca.inThirty-six years in 1912, it tube was relast 1931. He did later, so, and the test was placed with image of a North American discovered in the Ford’s personal things after his white-tailed In the thatdisplay foldeath in 1950. deer. The test tubedecades is now on lowed, the now-familiar “outline” logo took at the Ford museum. over as the symbol of the John Deere brand.

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