I came across a very creative and humorous answer in the Yahoo!Answer for this particular question:

When you have an idea does a light bulb really appear over your head?


Yes, it does. It can be good or bad depending on the situation: if you’re passing under a low doorway, it might not be the best thing…if you ever need a new light bulb, all you’ve got to do is…have an idea. Then quickly grab the light bulb and screw it in! 🙂

If you ever have an idea while you’re wearing a straw hat, make sure to remember to take off the hat and remove the light bulb.

It could potentially start a fire, especially if the idea is particularly good, causing the light bulb to light up!

When a person starts to think and suddenly, has a bright idea! A light bulb turns itself on directly above his head. As a matter of fact, this trope has been subverted for decades — it became a cliche almost as soon as it was invented in the 1920s, for the black and white Felix the Cat cartoons.

Also, this trope may have been invented in reference to a Mr. Thomas Edison having a great idea about something…what was it again?

Read more at  IDEA BULB

An idea is a concept or mental impression. Very often, ideas are construed as representational images; i.e. images of some object.

The capacity to create and understand the meaning of ideas is considered to be an essential and defining feature of human being.

Plato was one of the earliest philosophers to provide a detailed discussion of ideas. He asserted that there is a realm of Forms or Ideas, which exist independently of anyone who may have thought of these ideas.

In a popular sense, an idea arises in a reflex, spontaneous manner, even without thinking or serious reflection, for example, when we talk about the idea of a person or a place.



Hi, my name is Idea.

I’m at the age of marriage and I am looking for that special someone.

To be frank, I don’t really ask for too much.

I just needed someone who can give me a ‘L’ so that I can be ideaL.

So, e-mail me if you’ve plenty of  Ls to spare and needed an idea as your life partner.

Together we can form an ideaL family filled with cute little light bulbs.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Have fun reading!!