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AN ABSORBING QUESTION

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

WHY DO FABRICS, PAPER, AND HAIR APPEAR DARKER WHEN THEY GET WET?

All of these are porous objects. They’re also all covered by tiny, reflective, and porous surfaces, and when water is added, the tiny spaces on the surface get filled in with water. They no longer reflect specular light back, thus making the object look darker.

  
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TEDYBEAR2838 10/25/2011 7:40AM

    Good Morning, thank you for the insight into something I had
not really thought about before.
Good points!

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So True...

Saturday, October 22, 2011

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.”
—CALVIN COOLIDGE, U.S. president

  
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TREKPURRSON 10/25/2011 12:10PM

    Awesome! I will PERSIST today! LOL! Thanks for tiara spark goodie on my 14 lb loss! You are so sweet to me and I appreciate your support! emoticon

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TEDYBEAR2838 10/22/2011 7:51AM

    Perhaps, and today I'll be persistent

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10-21-2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

“A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.”
—FRANCIS BACON, 16th-century English philosopher and essayist

  


10/20/2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

MUCH HAPPINESS IS OVERLOOKED
BECAUSE IT DOESN’T COST ANYTHING.
—ANONYMOUS

  


Words of Wisdom

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

NEVER . . .
“ . . . ascribe to malice that which can be explained by incompetence.”
—Napoleon

“ . . . hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room.”
—Winston Churchill

“ . . . throw mud. You may miss the mark, and you’ll have dirty hands.”
—Joseph Parker


DIAMETER OF THE WIRE IN A STANDARD PAPER CLIP: ABOUT .04 INCHES.

  
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EMGERBER 10/19/2011 7:08AM

    Interesting! Thanks for sharing.

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TATTER3 10/19/2011 7:05AM

    About where my mind is today!!! Keep Sparkin'!!!

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CAT609 10/19/2011 7:02AM

    Great thoughts. Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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