Air Blasting Takes the Glare Off the Electrical Grid

Tales conflict about which First Lady put the damper on reflections from overhead electrical cables. Some sources point to Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of the US’s only four-time President. She allegedly complained about the glare from aluminum cables interfering with her watching the beautiful birds perched atop. Others claim Lyndon Johnson’s wife, Lady Bird, took the initiative for reducing cable reflectivity during congressional horse trading surrounding the Highway Beautification Act.

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