Monday, December 12, 2005

LimeLight. Yum.

Here it is. Defined for you. Ahhhhhh to be in the limelight.

The limelight was invented an Englishman, Thomas Drummond, about 1826.
He discovered that a piece of lime glowed brilliantly when heated by an oxygen and hydrogen flame. When placed at the focus of a parabolic reflector, it allowed him to signal from Antrim to Ben Lomond Scotland, a distance of 95 miles.

It wasn't until about 1856 that the first theatrical use seems to be made at the Princesses Theatre, London, where a lens was placed in front of a limelight to give a spotlight.

Hence. In the limelight.

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