Berlin Wall. The division of Berlin is still visible due to the different light bulbs used in each half of the city... So all those lightbulbs in both sides of the city have been running for... 24 years at least. ALL of them. They still are there, never broke, stopped working, b berlin wall squi
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#19 - alexanderrasputin (04/21/2013) [-]
West Berlin uses many gas lights. During the cold war, their electricity could have been cut anytime but they had huge gas tanks as a reserve. Replacing them all would be extremely expensive, so they are being faded out and replaced gradually with florescent lamps / LED's. All of the above give off white light. East Berlin uses the standard electric street lights that give off a slightly yellow tinted light. Since they use a different socket, yellow bulbs are still being used (Pic related).
User avatar #26 to #19 - specialspike (04/21/2013) [-]
gj reading spiegel online
#33 to #26 - anon (04/21/2013) [-]
how do you think retrieving information works, huh?
#46 to #19 - shazmothree (04/21/2013) [-]
Thank you for that bit of information
#22 to #19 - thumbsalad (04/21/2013) [-]
Using gas to solve their problems?

Germany hasn't changed much.
#39 to #22 - darthblam (04/21/2013) [-]
Clever son of a bitch.
User avatar #31 to #22 - ninjabeaver (04/21/2013) [-]
My sides
#40 - juicyjuice (04/21/2013) [-]
I thought it was cracked glass at first
#87 to #40 - anon (04/27/2013) [-]
me to till i started to read the comments
#23 - agwd (04/21/2013) [-]
For the slowpokes
User avatar #44 to #23 - trojanmannn (04/21/2013) [-]
yeah I thought it was the line going horizontal
User avatar #47 to #44 - leetlewetbeaner (04/21/2013) [-]
Join the club
#16 - waffies (04/21/2013) [-]
Comment Picture
#5 - rummler (04/21/2013) [-]
Reminds me of Central from FMA
#34 to #5 - anon (04/21/2013) [-]
Given that the story is supposed to be in an alternate universe of Germany... that would make sense.
#10 to #5 - anon (04/21/2013) [-]
That's probably because it's based off of germany.
#43 to #5 - rowdymatt (04/21/2013) [-]
It's almost like...they loosely based it off germany...
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#61 to #24 - ifuhq (04/21/2013) [-]
[small][small]
#7 to #5 - insaneflame (04/21/2013) [-]
FMA

Still reminds of of **** My Ass
#51 - zombiesexsymbol (04/21/2013) [-]
This took me a few minutes......
#53 - prettycoolusername (04/21/2013) [-]
Behold! You can even see where the homosexual district is!
#45 - TehFunnyMan (04/21/2013) [-]
That's genuinely interesting.
#60 - Happiness (04/21/2013) [-]
This is not a good day to be colourblind
User avatar #64 to #60 - troflmao (04/21/2013) [-]
How is that picture relevant? It's just a circle made of dots...
#86 to #74 - TehFunnyMan (04/21/2013) [-]
I've been laughing at your image for the better part of ten minutes.
I've been laughing at your image for the better part of ten minutes.
User avatar #84 to #64 - princemolestia (04/21/2013) [-]
i dont see anything
#59 - lexausaurusrex (04/21/2013) [-]
MFW i was born on the day the wall of berlin's destruction started
User avatar #2 - eventyr (04/20/2013) [-]
i'm pretty sure the difference in light-bulbs is because the difference in economy created by the wall, and the poorer side buys more cheap lightbulbs
#3 to #2 - anon (04/21/2013) [-]
eastern looks brighter to me
User avatar #4 to #3 - retardedboss (04/21/2013) [-]
East Berlin probably, like comment #2 said, due to economic repercussions of the wall, still uses incandescent bulbs because they are cheaper. They tend to give off a warm yellow color. West Berlin probably uses florescent bulbs which give off a pale white color.

Regardless of which is actually brighter, you can see the difference. West has a white color to it, east has a yellow one.
#28 to #2 - taylordurden (04/21/2013) [-]
west berlin used gas light because they feared a electricity embargo by the SU so they used gas lights because they could produce the gas themself by using coal
#1 - pocoyothegreat (04/20/2013) [-]
So all those lightbulbs in both sides of the city have been running for... 24 years at least. ALL of them. They still are there, never broke, stopped working, been replaced. They still make this effect, it hasn't faded or mixed in any way.
Sure.
#58 to #1 - anon (04/21/2013) [-]
>Germans
User avatar #8 to #1 - mtndewisgreat (04/21/2013) [-]
see comment #2 for a better understanding maybe?
#17 to #1 - anon (04/21/2013) [-]
Its true ... but i guess you cant read german - maybee you can translate it with google - rofl
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#18 to #17 - anon (04/21/2013) [-]
another try .spiegel (.) de/wissenschaft/weltall/satellitenbild-der-woche-berlin-ist-noch-immer-geteilt-a -895308.html

and @ eventyr aka 2nd comment - you are right thats the reason
User avatar #37 to #1 - tiberioustyphr (04/21/2013) [-]
Implying stores on either side don't still sell their traditional bulbs.
#32 to #1 - anon (04/21/2013) [-]
Bet you have never been in Berlin then fagget.
#77 to #1 - dexterwho (04/21/2013) [-]
see comment #19 by alexanderrasputin and go eat a bag o' dicks
User avatar #42 to #1 - masterfuck (04/21/2013) [-]
Believe it or not, but in communist countries, they actually made light bulbs to last. In "capitalist" countries, companies deliberaty made light bulbs to fail after an amount of hours, so you need to buy a new one. (They still do) Search up "Planned obsolecense".
#48 to #42 - anon (04/21/2013) [-]
A strong applause for this guy, that is going to teach us what planned obsolecense, in 2013 and while we use our computers to read it.
#41 to #1 - anon (04/21/2013) [-]
Come on dammit thumb down this to the hell.
#21 to #1 - anon (04/21/2013) [-]
The lamps on the lamposts are probably a different design and require different bulbs. So although the bulb may not last 24 years (maybe industrial grade lamppost bulbs do???) the lamppost itself will and gets the same type of bulb ar a replace ment. East and West berlin using different designs. **** the lamps may even use differnet power consumption. .
#6 to #1 - anon (04/21/2013) [-]
it's the street lights. they were never changed faggot prick
#25 - zhanken (04/21/2013) [-]
That is pretty cool
That is pretty cool
#27 - htmm (04/21/2013) [-]
I thought it was shattered glass.
#83 - legodude ONLINE (04/21/2013) [-]
User avatar #50 - seniorpokeman (04/21/2013) [-]
I don't see **** . Is it because I'm colorblind?
User avatar #55 to #50 - gildemoono (04/21/2013) [-]
Yes it is. the difference is the color of the street lights used. West Germany used more western true white light bulbs whereas eastern germany used more european orange lights. To this day they probably still have the same lightbulb contractors so the difference stands.
User avatar #56 to #50 - zomaru (04/21/2013) [-]
Huh, color blindness is much more common then I would have originally thought.
#49 - christanych (04/21/2013) [-]
**christanych rolled a random image posted in comment #1637435 at Friendly ** I'm guessing it's that straight line...
User avatar #52 to #49 - eiaisqzbsesb (04/21/2013) [-]
Look how the lights have different colours.
#9 - andovaredoras (04/21/2013) [-]
I'm not sure what i'm supposed to be looking at, since i can't find it ._.
I'm not sure what i'm supposed to be looking at, since i can't find it ._.
#54 to #9 - allcontent (04/21/2013) [-]
Why does ******* everyone expect EVERYTHING on this site to be funny
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User avatar #13 to #11 - andovaredoras (04/21/2013) [-]
You mean the yellow and greenish?
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User avatar #15 to #14 - andovaredoras (04/21/2013) [-]
aaahh....
#35 - midnightrain (04/21/2013) [-]
**midnightrain rolled a random image posted in comment #1690737 at Friendly ** thought it was a windshield then realized this
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