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Utilities and Power Generation

December 21, 2015

CHEESE POWER

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The French are using whey left over from making Beaufort cheese as fuel for electric power stations. Tr`es brillant!

Posted By: patty - Mon Dec 21, 2015 - Comments (9)
Category: Food, Utilities and Power Generation

September 13, 2015

Powering Entire Neighborhood

Having done some home wiring, this impresses me as a truly epic screw-up. And I'm curious how the workmen could have managed to wire up something like this accidentally.

Based on the description (the fact that the homeowner had to switch off the main power feed and not just one circuit to turn off the street lights), I'm guessing that the workmen must have somehow got power going back out of the house through the neutral line, and then fed this into the street lights.

News-Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) - Jan 26, 1957



Lights Go Out On Power Bill
SHEFFIELD, Eng. — When Lewis Monfredi received a $90 bill from the Sheffield Electricity Company he indignantly pulled the main switch in his house. Immediately, all the street lights in the neighborhood went out.
An investigation showed the street lights had been connected to the circuit in the Manfredi home by workmen. The company promised to send Monfredi an adjusted bill.

Posted By: Alex - Sun Sep 13, 2015 - Comments (8)
Category: Utilities and Power Generation, 1950's

March 16, 2015

The Brown Line

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The number 2 bus runs on number 2 so I figure that's the brown line.

Posted By: patty - Mon Mar 16, 2015 - Comments (9)
Category: Garbage, Trash, Waste and Other Detritus, Mass Transit, Utilities and Power Generation, Excrement, Natural Resources, Bus

January 12, 2014

Read Any Good Meters Lately?

Posted By: Paul - Sun Jan 12, 2014 - Comments (2)
Category: PSA's, Utilities and Power Generation, 1940's, Europe

February 23, 2013

Young Man’s Fancy



Electricity: too cheap to meter!

Posted By: Paul - Sat Feb 23, 2013 - Comments (2)
Category: Domestic, Appliances, Propaganda, Thought Control and Brainwashing, PSA's, Utilities and Power Generation, 1950's

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