Saturday, February 18, 2006
Oh Look! Shiny!
Whose bright idea was this? You own a lightbulb, one of only a baker's dozen in existence, quite possibly made by The Man's Own Hands, and you store it in a freakin' shoe box in a sock drawer.
Light Bulb Believed Made by Edison Stolen
From Associated Press
CRESTWOOD, Ky. - It was hidden in a shoe box inside a drawer, but the burglar who stumbled upon it must have thought the ancient-looking light bulb was worth something.
The light bulb's owner said it was probably made by Thomas Edison, who is credited with developing a long-burning filament that made the incandescent light bulb marketable.
Helena Grimes, owner of the Waldeck Mansion that was burglarized this week, said the light bulb had belonged to her great-great-uncle. Grimes said she was told by a Smithsonian Institution expert that there are likely only 12 others like it.
I wonder if the banks in Crestwood have similar security. Duane? Up for a road trip?