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Sep
09

How many people does it take to change a lightbulb?

 

 000162705Today, we’re after your favourite lightbulb jokes. It’s the beginning of the end of the traditional, energy guzzling lightbulb in the European Union. The new bulbs are not only energy efficient, they also last longer. So no changing of lightbulbs, no lightbulb jokes? Surely not! Let’s have your favourites!

We’ll start you off…
How many academics does it take to change a lightbulb ?
A: None. That’s what research students are for.


28 Responses to “How many people does it take to change a lightbulb?”


  1. 1 helen in usa
    September 1, 2009 at 17:28

    How many therapists does it take to change a light bulb? “Three. One to screw it in and two to find out how it feels.”

  2. 2 Anthony
    September 1, 2009 at 18:05

    How many blonds does it take to screw in a light bulb?

    What’s a light bulb?

    I’m suprised that the EU is BARELY jumping on this. All my bulbs are the new kind, which are cheap, last long, and use a lot less energy. The only draw back the lighting is different and sometimes I’ll think I have two black socks, when they are really a black and dark blue one.

    -Anthony, LA, CA

  3. 4 helen in usa
    September 1, 2009 at 18:12

    How many city workers does it take to change a light bulb?”Seven. One to change the light bulb and six to stand next to the truck and watch.”

  4. 5 helen in usa
    September 1, 2009 at 18:22

    How many Secret Service agents does it take to change a light bulb?”Thirteen. One to change the light bulb and twelve to wrestle the old one to the ground because it made a “POP”sound.”

  5. 6 Chris
    September 1, 2009 at 18:54

    How many Christian Scientists does it take to change a light bulb?

    None, really. Just one to pray that it starts to work again.

  6. 7 helen in usa
    September 1, 2009 at 21:54

    I was going to refrain from telling a blond joke but the other needs some company. How many blonds does it take to change a light bulb?”Six. One to hold the light bulb and five to move the ladder around in a circle.”

  7. 8 helen in usa
    September 1, 2009 at 22:48

    How many Urologists does it take to change a light bulb?”It’s never been done. By the time they recover from putting their pinkie finger into the socket,they forgot all about changing the light bulb.”

  8. 9 helen in usa
    September 1, 2009 at 22:54

    How many people does it take to change a light bulb?”Check with the patent office.”

  9. 10 helen in usa
    September 1, 2009 at 22:57

    How many monkeys does it take to change a light bulb?”Just one. A monkey can do that alright.”(I made up most of these myself. I hope they’re not that bad.)H.

  10. September 2, 2009 at 10:39

    I saw this the other day.

    How many of the Human Resources team does it take to change a lightbulb?

    None, but it’d be good if they could sit it on the meeting

  11. 12 patti in cape coral
    September 2, 2009 at 13:20

    From my daughter, who is a psychology major – How many psychologists does it take to change a light bulb?

    Only one, but the light bulb has to be ready to change.

  12. 13 John in Salem
    September 2, 2009 at 14:14

    How many gorilla’s does it take to change a light bulb?
    Only one, but it takes a LOT of light bulbs.

  13. 14 patti in cape coral
    September 2, 2009 at 17:06

    How many TV evangelists does it take to change a light bulb?

    One. but for the message of light to continue, send in your donation today.

  14. 16 patti in cape coral
    September 2, 2009 at 17:13

    OK Guys, I promise this is the last one…

    How many Censors does it take to change a light bulb?

    One to —- ——- —– and another to —- —– —- while —- —- – – —–with a ——

  15. 17 nora
    September 2, 2009 at 17:22

    How many WHYS bloggers does it take to change a light bulb? At least five. One to change the bulb and four or more to share the experience.

  16. 21 Tom D Ford
    September 2, 2009 at 18:03

    @ patti in cape coral
    September 2, 2009 at 17:13

    Yow! That’s perfect!

  17. 22 Tom D Ford
    September 2, 2009 at 18:05

    “How many people does it take to change a lightbulb?”

    Confucius says “Don’t quote me on this one”.

  18. 23 Thomas Murray
    September 2, 2009 at 22:50

    Here’s a trio from Hollyweirdland:

    How many actors does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
    One, but he’ll just stand there and expect the world to revolve around him.

    How many writers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
    Just one, but it’ll take him about two weeks to get around to it. (This would actually get a knowing laugh in LA.)

    How many hollywood producers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
    About 10, but it’ll take them 3 years, a focus group, and 10 million dollars for the ladder.

    –Cheers, Louisville, Kentucky, US.

  19. September 3, 2009 at 06:12

    ok, as long as we’re at it and all in good fun…

    How many WHYS Team Members and WHYS Bloggers does it take to change a light bulb?!

    THE ENTIRE WHYS COMMUNITY

    From the WHYS Team: one to tweet the message; one to write the blogpost; another to write it into the daily mail; one to check with the BBC, if that is one of the most-clicked stories; the technician to handle the switch; three to discuss, if it should be discussed on air; one to supply all the others with cake and coffee; and the entire WHYS community to discuss the topic: “Was it right for the light bulb to be changed or do you feel it should have stayed in the socket longer?”

    – Good morning from the light bulb hoarding nation.🙂

  20. 25 Tom D Ford
    September 3, 2009 at 16:33

    A lot of people in the European Union are going to learn the hard way that compact fluorescent bulbs won’t light up in the cold, so their outdoor lights will need to be something else.

    So. How many EU people does it take to change a light bulb twice?

    Oh, and heating bills will go up for people who use something other than electricity for heat, because those old incandescent bulbs actually provided needed heat during the winter.

    So. (Insert joke here).

    • September 3, 2009 at 16:39

      @ Tom D Ford

      I don’t know about the rest of Europe, but in Germany and Austria, we had rushes on all places selling tungsten light bulb, because they light up immediatly and they radiate a warm yellow light. As of the day before yesterday, it’s forbidden to sell 100W tungsten light bulbs in the EU. That’s why there was the rush and people are hoarding light bulbs.

  21. 27 Tom D Ford
    September 3, 2009 at 17:30

    @ Konstantin

    I want the new LED lights but they are still about US $13.00 each, so I’m waiting for the price to come down. They are incredibly energy efficient, put out almost no heat, and light in the cold.

  22. 28 Lighthouse
    September 3, 2009 at 19:49

    There was a BBC World Service News story about this:

    BBC News report on light bulb ban

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/news/2009/09/090901_bulbs_nh_sl.shtml

    The BBC gives much attention to what ban proponent Matt Prescott thinks!

    What about the viewpoints of those against the ban?

    You link on the right-hand side to an outdated website against the ban: http://www.techmind.org/energy/dontbanthebulb.html

    when there are plenty of updated sites against the light bulb ban?

    ceolas.net/#li1ax
    has all about the unknown and strange EU and industrial politics behind this ban

    Also good are
    savethebulb.org
    and
    greenerlights.blogspot.com


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