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  1. #1 The Case of the disappearing lightbulb 
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    I went to bed.
    I woke up.
    The lightbulb was gone!

    It was hanging from my ceiling in a standard lightbulb dangling cable set-up.
    There was no lampshade.
    It was an energy-saving type.
    No-one was in my room during the time i was asleep, i've asked everyone who could have been.

    It isnt on the floor or anywhere a reasonable lightbulb would fall to or bounce to.
    It dangles above my bed, so it could have fallen on it and i could have kicked it away but no estimated trajectory has revealed it's current location.

    My theories:
    Conspiracy: My family is LYING TO ME.
    Pseudoscience: Lightbulb stealing spirit/demon.
    Quantum: Some kind of random teleportation of the lightbulb.
    Electronics: It dissolved by means of an electric discharge of some kind.


    Sorry if this is the wrong forum for this topic, but i have to get some opinions from people other than my frankly scientifically uninterested friends.

    Enjoy speculating! I'll be back to read your theories or comments or if i solve the conundrum.


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  3. #2 Re: The Case of the disappearing lightbulb 
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    Quote Originally Posted by JekPorkins
    Sorry if this is the wrong forum for this topic
    It isn't, really, but I won't make an issue of it. Are you a sleepwalker? Any history of mental problems?


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    Is there a history of practical jokes in your family?
    How tidy is your room? Is there a slim possibility it did fall out and got swept up in the bedclothes - perhaps to wind up in small fragments in the washing machine.
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    I think it dissappeared through a similar process to Hawking radiation.
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    is the plug still in the socket? if it is it could have simply broken.

    if not it is possible that your bulb failed, then the plug fell onto your bed and was wrapped in your sheets and your simply dont see it.

    or maybe you were sleepwalking..
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  7. #6 The dissappearing lightbulb....... 
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    So because it dissappeared you were unable to switch on your light for a few days until you got a new one?

    Which part of "energy saving" lightbulb, dont you understand?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JekPorkins
    I went to bed.
    I woke up.
    The lightbulb was gone!

    It was hanging from my ceiling in a standard lightbulb dangling cable set-up.
    There was no lampshade.
    It was an energy-saving type.
    No-one was in my room during the time i was asleep, i've asked everyone who could have been.

    It isnt on the floor or anywhere a reasonable lightbulb would fall to or bounce to.
    It dangles above my bed, so it could have fallen on it and i could have kicked it away but no estimated trajectory has revealed it's current location.

    My theories:
    Conspiracy: My family is LYING TO ME.
    Pseudoscience: Lightbulb stealing spirit/demon.
    Quantum: Some kind of random teleportation of the lightbulb.
    Electronics: It dissolved by means of an electric discharge of some kind.


    Sorry if this is the wrong forum for this topic, but i have to get some opinions from people other than my frankly scientifically uninterested friends.

    Enjoy speculating! I'll be back to read your theories or comments or if i solve the conundrum.

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    those bulbs are bad so an angel got rid of it or killer bees took it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Holmes
    those bulbs are bad so an angel got rid of it or killer bees took it
    Your foolishness is not welcome on this sub-forum, Holmes.
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