A party trick!

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A good trick to try on a group of drunken peoples! just kidding
Explain that just as a glass prism splits up the different colours of white light, when different coloured light passes through glass, it is also affected to an extent that depends on its colour.
Write the words CARBON DIOXIDE on a piece of paper, CARBON in red and DIOXIDE in blue. Put the paper close behind the stem of a wine glass and look at the words through the stem. The red letters turn upside down, but the blue ones don't.
So is the glass affecting the red light more than the blue?




You weren't fooled, were you? This has nothing to do with the different colours of the words, or of red light being bent more or less than blue light. The stem of the wine glass turns both words upside down, but because DIOXIDE is symmetrical about a horizontal line, you don't notice that it is upside down - it looks just the same either way!

41 comments:

me said...

nice!

k said...

wow.

kt said...

ooo, this is friggin' awesome

mark said...

too much spare time :P
...but then again i did read it

hawk said...

LOL....

I am SOOOO going to use that this week! I have a seminar and there is bound to be two or three drunk nights...I am on it!

buttass said...

I don't think articles should have "LOL" in them.

ummmm said...

nice...but ummmm.... who is going to have a red and blue marker/pen at a party. if you bring them then u look like a loser

fool said...

the use just two different colours black and blue or what ever

Noah said...

dude, you can carry red and blue markers in your pockets. Even if you don't wear pockets, WHO CARES WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK?!?!?!? I think everyone, even drunks, will love this trick.

Pman said...

you have to be retarded or drunk to not realize dioxide is has a line of symmetry going throught the middle which means this is only good for parties and my dad

CardPlayer said...

This doesn't really work!

John said...

No No No this has to be the lamest thing ever....

p said...

ya our physics department has this on display too

Mike said...

High School physics class prank

joey ratz XIV said...

i dont get it...

booga booga said...

whoa dude that is freakeshly awsome

Malibu Doghonkey said...

I done a poo

errrr... said...

Nice? Terrible? Ok? I dunno...

Dudeeoman said...

Pretty obvious results and explaination

aahhh said...

what if someone asks to try a different word?

r said...

hmm, fascinating

Poopface McGee said...

That's a stupid trick if you fell for it

Mat said...

It's not really that amazing.

Tamarra said...

That was cool i was not even drink and i still got it AMAZING

fart said...

hahahahahahahahhahahh thatz cooollllliioooo 4 shulio

captain kaysharr said...

well if ur smashed i suppose it would look odd, may have to try this on random people who r drinkin wine

han said...

omfg this trik is kl but i fink if drunks wud like it i dont think they wud understand about the prism thingy in their state of mind

rockinrikk said...

drunks cant read anyway

rimpley dimply said...

I done some white wee wee

puff said...

ooooo i likee how teh font turned out! OH mayb thts how da vinci learned how to rite upside down....

ac4891 said...

thats pretty sweet

SmartFreak said...

Guys if you flip dioxide upside down, it says the same thing becase they come out the same dioxide

D = flipped is D
I = flipped is I
O = Oh your mums a loser!

said...

geeze...that is so old...I can't believe you guys are amazed by that...it's not that special

zeus_123 said...

that is lame bro the word dioxide is congruent when reflected vertically but the word carbon isnt so when the two words are reflected the only one to be normal is dioxide

WADE said...

I WROTE THEM BOTH IN BLUE AND NEITHER ONE CHANGED, BECAUSE RED AND BLUE MAKE GREEN

blee blee said...

o_O ... its very interesting reading this... and that trick might work... on a drunk or my nine year old brother

god said...

its alright but im mean its not the best trickever like it says. God is done

Zak said...

I will SO use this tonight.

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Aiping Wang said...

Great information! I’ve been looking for something like this for a while now. Thanks!

Goat Weed said...

Cool trick! Really! I will definitely try it next party.