I’m sure if you’re the kind of person that has a sustained interest in the sort of thing I cover on this blog you’ve heard about the “evidence” for “light bulbs” in ancient Egypt. Or perhaps you just watched the thousandth or so re-airing of Ancient Aliens on the Fantasy (er, History) Channel and you found me on the web in your erstwhile search to validate this amazing find. (If that describes you, you should hit the BACK button now).

Here’s a short treatment of the Egyptian light bulb nonsense. Comparing other depictions of (low and behold) other Egyptian materials shows they ain’t light bulbs.

Now that we’ve cleared that up, and knowing of its commitment to the truth, I expect the History Channel to contact me any time to appear in their next special.

Or maybe not.