April 29, 1879

On April 29, 1879, in Cleveland, Ohio, electric arc lights are used for the first time. Moths are immediately attracted and addicted. The new, brighter, artificially created lights seemed to have a stronger and more immediate reaction from the moths in the area. Butterflies, mosquitoes and mayflies were quoted as saying, “This gentrification of the area with these new ‘arc’ lights are turning the local moths into ‘bulb-heads’. All they want to do is fly into these new-fangled “arc” lights. They aren’t even interested in mating anymore or being a food-source for bats. Something must be done.” The bats, when questioned, agreed that something had to be done. They wanted more of the lights put up as it made it easier to find and eat the bigger, tastier moths.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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