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Why, when you have an idea, does the lightbulb go "off"?

When someone has an idea, they say "Oh, a lightbulb just went off!"

Now, am I having a blond moment, or...why does the lightbulb go off? LOL.

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Asked by caitxrawks at 12:34 AM on Jun. 23, 2009 in Just for Fun

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Answers (4)
  • I always thought that the lightbulb went on not off...

    Answer by rune2319 at 12:37 AM on Jun. 23, 2009

  • I always say "and then a lightbulb went on in my head......oh crap wait! or do I say went off????? hmmmm

    Answer by Gigi1969 at 12:51 AM on Jun. 23, 2009

  • like an epiphany? Haha do you watch House? the light bulb goes on about 10 minutes before the episode ends every time lol.

    Answer by pinkgemini85 at 9:08 AM on Jun. 23, 2009

  • Lol! I don't know. I just remember seeing it on cartoons when I was little. I guess the light bulb goes on? Hmm.

    Answer by Krystal.Ingalls at 10:43 AM on Jun. 23, 2009

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