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Light Bulb With a Fly in it

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Light Bulb With a Fly in it, is a light bulb which has a fly trapped inside it. It's not a real fly of course, but it does buzz around convincingly inside the bulb when the light is switched on.

This is because it's tethered to one end of a tiny wire, the other end of which is attached to a rotating disk at the base of the bulb. The filament is protected from damage by an additional inner glass dome.

When the light is turned on, the fly begins to randomly bash around inside the bulb, casting weird flickering shadows. The purpose of this is dubious, but then this is the halfbakery and purposeless ideas make me happy.

xenzag, Nov 09 2012

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       This idea is, if I may say, faultless.
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 09 2012
  

       What M'Lud Buchanan said. Real quality halfbaking, well done.
8th of 7, Nov 09 2012
  

       Really, [8th], I don't stand on ceremony. "M'lud Maxwell" will do fine.
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 09 2012
  

       useless [+]
Voice, Nov 09 2012
  

       When I was a young lad, I owned a lightbulb with which I used to amaze my friends. It had a removable Edison base, a double-A cell and a penlight lamp.   

       Shorting the center terminal to the threads with a hand-concealed bit of Al foil completed the circuit between the cell and the lamp, lighting the bulb. The removable base was to allow replacement of the AA cell and/or lamp. These days, it would make sense to replace the incandescent lamp with an LED.   

       I imagine this could be used to bake this magnificent idea, with a real or animated fly. Let me see if I can find a link! [link]
csea, Nov 10 2012
  

       If someone had told me ten years ago that I'd be clicking a link reading "for" next to a small croissant next to words in bold saying "Light Bulb With a Fly in it", I would have thought they were crazy.
phundug, Nov 10 2012
  

       If someone had told me yesterday that I'd be clicking a link reading "for" next to a small croissant next to words in bold saying "Light Bulb With a Fly in it", I would have thought they were crazy.
sqeaketh the wheel, Nov 10 2012
  

       If someone tells me tomorrow that I'd clicked a link reading "for" next to a small croissant next to words in bold saying "Light Bulb With a Fly in it", I will think they are crazy.
rcarty, Nov 10 2012
  

       If someone had had me that he had had a Light Bulb With a Fly in it, i would have thought he had been had.
Voice, Nov 10 2012
  

       //The purpose of this is dubious// [marked-for-tagline]
csea, Nov 10 2012
  

       I can't get the link to open.... and I'm really curious - what is it [csea]?
xenzag, Nov 10 2012
  

       I live this idea because it basically sums up my entire (vital) role here at the 'Bakery: the annoying fly buzzing around the ceiling and bumping into things. You know, the one that you can't get rid of?
Alterother, Nov 10 2012
  

       This would drive Frisco mad! Yay. +
blissmiss, Nov 10 2012
  

       How can I not [+]? Brilliant Half Baking indeed, [xenzag]!
Grogster, Nov 10 2012
  

       // what is it // Much as described in my post (above.) From a magician's trick store. Introducing a live fly should be easy; implementing an artificial fly a bit more difficult.
csea, Nov 10 2012
  

       Thanks to all for positive comments.... a piece of amber with an embedded single dinosaur pube is on its way to each and all.
xenzag, Nov 10 2012
  

       can we do moths next?
po, Nov 10 2012
  

       How about spiders, [po] ? Would you like that ... ?
8th of 7, Nov 10 2012
  

       She says no, I said it for her. I'm allowed. She would say no if she were still up.
blissmiss, Nov 10 2012
  

       [po] can stick up for herself, [blissy].   

       What she _can't_ do, however, is stop us sticking up for her anyway. No spiders, Borg!
Alterother, Nov 10 2012
  

       <Collective evil cackle>   

       Schadenfreude ? Who, nous ?
8th of 7, Nov 10 2012
  

       //How about spiders// Spiders tend not to be phototropic.
csea, Nov 13 2012
  

       (+) too cool [xen]!
xandram, Nov 13 2012
  
      
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