This lightbulb is still burning brightly after 100 years in service. Created in 1912, this 230-volt 55-watt DC Osram lightbulb illuminates the entrance of a British house in Pakefield and belongs to a man named Roger Dyball.
To compare, modern lightbulbs serve on average only 1000 hours. That is nowhere near 100 years.
According to a reddit user “thrownawayyesok”, Apple redesigned their screws in a way that makes it more difficult for independent repair shops to fix Apple’s devices. The screws feature asymmetric design which makes them less usable in conventional ways.
Will this bring more customers into Apple stores? Maybe.
Is this going to far? You decide. At least it’s not surprising.
Today I learned that Trevi is probably the richest fountain in the world. It appears that this fountain earns on average 700K EUR per year from coin throwers.
This year, however, the “financial performance” of the fountain has exceeded all expectations. During the first six months, the fountain has already added 540,000 EUR into the city’s budget.
The coins are collected by special workers under the supervision of police. Locals and visitors are strictly prohibited to pick up the coins.
I must admit, I threw some coins into this fountain as well when I was in Rome this year. So, technically, I am a shareholder.
I will never look at fountains again in the same way. From now on, I will always wonder how much money they make.
This zoomable Internet Map is a visualisation of how internet websites compare and connect with each other.
Each circle on the map is a website on the web. The size of the circle is defined by website popularity. The color of the circle is defined by the country of origin (blue – USA, red – Russia, yellow – China, purple – Japan). People flowing from one site to another form connections. The stronger the connection, the closer the websites are to each other.
Go and find your website on the map, see who your friendly websites are.