The World’s Longest Burning Light-Bulb Has Been On for 113 Years

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With most of us having to replace light-bulbs every few months, it’s amazing that the Centennial Light-Bulb at Fire Station No. 6 in Livermore, California, has been burning continuously ever since 1901.

centennial-light-bulb-550x359The exact date the centennial bulb was turned on is unknown, although its birthday is usually celebrated on June 18. However, we do know that it has been alight 24 hours a day since then, shining a dim light over the fire engines. Apart from the few power outages it has faced in the last 113 years, the unbreakable light-bulb has only had two breaks – one in 1976, when it was moved from one fire station and installed in another, and one in 2013, when it was off for 9 3.4 hours. When the bulb was moved, almost 40 years ago, people were so cautious not to break it that they severed the cord, instead of unscrewing it, and transferred it with a full police and fire truck escort. The whole business lasted just 22 minutes, after which it was back to business as usual.

The impressive light-bulb is apparently an improved hand-blown incandescent lamp with carbon filament. Debora Katz, a physicist at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., has conducted extensive research on the centennial light-bulb and what makes it so special, using a vintage light bulb from Shelby Electric Co. that is a near replica of the Livermore lamp. “The Livermore light bulb differs from a contemporary incandescent bulb in two ways,” says Katz. “First its filament is about eight times thicker than a contemporary bulb. Second, the filament is a semiconductor, most likely made of carbon. When a conductor gets hotter, its ability to conduct electricity goes down. When the Shelby bulb gets hotter, it becomes a better conductor of electricity.”

U.K. Sex Workers Sitting on Each Other’s Faces for Their Right to Fist

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vr33uei3fnjmxgxvyqcqA mass facesitting demonstration is taking place outside Parliament in London to protest new U.K. pornography regulations that will hold online porn to the same standards as DVDs: That means no spanking, no bondage, no watersports, no fisting, no squirting, and, of course, no facesitting.

Protestors opposed to the Audiovisual Media Services Regulations 2014, led by sex worker Charlotte Rose, staged the facesit-in to coincide with a parliamentary debate on what should be allowed in internet porn. Rose argues the new guidelines are sexist, because the list of banned acts seems to target female pleasure.

Watch the video here ……. Warning, Not Safe For Work

“These laws are not only sexist but they taking away people’s choices without consent,” she told the Independent.

Lib Dem MP Julian Huppert made a move to annul the new rules, calling it a “very odd” double standard to ban videos of acts that are legal between consenting adults. Huppert “tabled an Early Day Motion in order to ensure that the topic is debated in the House of Commons,” theIndependent reported.

Protestors had a secondary goal of setting a Guinness World Record for most people sitting on faces at the same time—500 people were expected to show up, based on Facebook RSVPs—but Guinness apparently rejected the record attempt.

Why Are You So Damn Scared Of Nipples?

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Today, in the USA it is ILLEGAL for a woman to be topless in 37 of the 50 states.

n-LINA-ESCO-large300In some places that includes breastfeeding. In less tolerant places like Louisiana, a woman exposing her nipples can carry a sentence of up to three years in jail and a $2,500 fine.

In New York City, in 1992 it became LEGAL for women to be topless in public, but the NYPD continued to arrest women, so we took to the streets with cameras and our cast to fight these Puritanical injustices first hand.

By the end the production, Free The Nipple morphed into a “real life” revolution that transcended the bounds of mere entertainment. Famous graffiti artists, mobs of dedicated women, and celebrities from Miley Cyrus to Liv Tyler and Lena Dunham jumped on board and ignited a national media blitz that has transformed into a powerful movement to Free The Nipple in America.

Man Posed As Victoria’s Secret Rep To Get Underwear Photos

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A man in Iowa City, Iowa, is accused of posing as a Victoria’s Secret representative in order to get women to send him underwear photos.

slide_374110_4501830_compressedPolice said Sean Boies, 29, used a phishing scheme to get IDs and passwords of University of Iowa students

He then used that information to create a profile on Qualtrics, a web-based survey platform that he used to create surveys he would send to female students, the Iowa Press-Citizen reports.

In one survey sent last January, Boies claimed to represent the Victoria’s Secret lingerie company and allegedly asked interested women to upload pictures of themselves in their bras and panties in hopes of being flown to Miami for a photo shoot.

slide_374110_4501832_compressedTwo women submitted photos, the Associated Press reports.

Police said Boies admitted that he created the survey specifically to receive pictures of women.

He also admitted sending a second survey in March promising a $25 Victoria’s Secret gift card in return for information, according to KCRG.com

Boies allegedly admitted to police he never sent those promised cards.

Boies is charged with two counts of identity theft under $1,000 and unauthorized computer access, KWWL.com reports. He was booked and released Thursday morning at the Johnson County Jail.

Natasha Johnson Accused Of Pouring Hot Chocolate On Her Estranged Husband, Two Children

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A local mom was arrested Tuesday after allegedly throwing hot chocolate on her husband and two kids.

Natasha-JohnsonAccording to documents, Natasha Johnson, 29, was fighting with her  estranged husband in the car with their two daughters in the back.

Police say that the fight escalated and Johnson threw hot chocolate at him, splashing the girls, causing them second and third degree burns.

Johnson was charged with two counts child endangering and domestic violence Wednesday. Her bond is set at $20,000.

Joseph Blocker Arrested After Son Found Dead, Injured In Washing Machine

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A four-year-old boy who was found dead inside a Garland home on Tuesday afternoon and his father was arrested on a charge of capital murder.

Joseph-BlockerPolice said Joseph Blocker called 911 to report that his son, Koda Blocker, was unconscious.

The child was dead when first responders arrived at the residence in the 2400 block of Newcastle Drive. Police said Blocker, 28, was home alone with Koda and a 22-month-old child.

A Garland man is under arrest for capital murder after his son was found dead at their home.

Detectives aren’t releasing many details, but they believe the family’s front-loader washing machine played a part in a little boy’s death, saying his injuries appears to be consistent with having been inside the appliance.

“From what we know about the washing machine … that door has to be shut, and then someone has to push a button on the outside to get that started,” said police spokesman Officer Joe Harn. “It does not start by automatically shutting that door.”

The washing machine has been seized as evidence. Blocker’s friends are asking people not to be too quick to judge.

“There’s no way he could have done this,” said Michael Dorfman, who described himself as a close friend of Blockers and one of the victim’s former babysitters. “It had to have been an accident somehow,” he said.

Dorfman says he and Blocker’s family believe whatever happened inside the house was a tragic accident. He says they are confident more facts will be uncovered soon.

“I can’t even imagine what he’s going through,” Dorfman said regarding Blocker. “Not only losing a child, but being locked up for it too, with no answer as to hey, this is what happened, and still being behind bars.That’s got to be brutal.”

Detectives from Garland Police Department are waiting on the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office to complete an autopsy on the child. Police say this remains an ongoing investigation.

Police said Blocker is cooperating with the investigation, but they’re waiting on the medical examiner’s report to help them understand what really happened in the house on Newcastle Drive.

Blocker was being held at the Garland Detention Center on $500,000 bond.