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February 26, 2010 9:51 AM   Subscribe

Strange and peculiar electicity. Electrotherapy, Furby stress test, pre-Edison electric lights. Historic pictures of powerlines, and the men that made it possible.
posted by Kilovolt (7 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
The lineman giving the 'breath of life' won the pulitzer in 1968.
posted by Kilovolt at 10:06 AM on February 26, 2010


This isn't quite eponysterical.....
posted by casconed at 10:55 AM on February 26, 2010 [2 favorites]


Interesting post, thanks. I guess I just assumed that light bulbs were the first electic lights.
posted by longsleeves at 1:29 PM on February 26, 2010


Any post involving Tesla coils is okay in my book.
posted by brundlefly at 4:30 PM on February 26, 2010


I hate it when they stress test me. It just seems so unnecessary.
posted by awfurby at 5:35 PM on February 26, 2010


Cool. Thanks for this -- mainly that second link, but also the furby testing.

I wish the pictures had captions. In some of them it's hard to figure out exactly what they're doing.

You know, there used to be another site where they stress test various products. It's pretty funny and I wish I could remember the URL. It might not even exist anymore though.
posted by Xezlec at 9:42 AM on February 27, 2010


When I clicked on the pictures link the first one that came up was Reddy Kilowatt, mascot of Monongahela Power Company. My mom worked for them for years. We had all kinds of stuff around the house with his picture. I always thought he was kinda cool as a kid. I'm glad to see he has fans on the internet.
posted by irisclara at 12:23 PM on February 27, 2010


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