I was sitting at my desk in my home office and I wanted to turn on the room light, but I couldn't reach - I was off from the switch by about 3 inches. Being too lazy to get out of my chair, I picked up my external battery pack (exactly the same one as shown below) which was on my desk, clipped a binder clip onto it and reached for the switch.
The moment I hit the switch on, the lightbulb flashed on and burnt out.
I thought "ok that was weird, I guess it was going to burn out anyway"
I got a new lightbulb, put it in and flipped on the lightswitch normally. The light went on but burned out after three seconds.
I thought it could be a coincidence (i.e. defective bulb) so I tried it again.
Same thing happened. Now I'm convinced that me turning on the light with my battery/binder clip contraption really screwed up the light.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to what may have happened and how I might be able to fix it?