What Color Is A Mirror?





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Published on Aug 3, 2012

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LEARN MORE and, in order of appearence:

Watch Molly dance! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jljYA...

Javier: http://www.youtube.com/user/werevertu...

Loka: http://www.youtube.com/user/LeMondede...

Great web exhibit on the causes of color: http://www.webexhibits.org/causesofco...

"color" vs "colour": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American...

Study on mirror color: http://www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?...

Bad Astronomy on Mirror-color: http://www.badastronomy.com/mad/1996/...

Great series of mirror tunnels: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikedefi...

Origins of color terms: http://www.worldwidewords.org/article...

Origin of "black": http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?t...

xkcd's color survey: http://blog.xkcd.com/2010/05/03/color...

Tyndall Effect: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyndall_...

More on scattering: http://www.itp.uni-hannover.de/~zawis...

A CRAZY bird that uses interference on its feathers to look awesome: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nS1tEn...

Peacocks also use interference: http://www.webexhibits.org/causesofco...

Fantastic Radio Lab about color terms: http://www.radiolab.org/2012/may/21/s...

Straight Dope on the history of color terms: http://www.straightdope.com/columns/r...

Mirror GIF: http://gifninja.com/animatedgifs/1046...

my favorite color illusion: http://www.archimedes-lab.org/color_i...




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Chill Animations
2:58 notice the bla bla bla in the words. remove them and you will be left with nco nc ck. remove the n's and spaces voila ...... cock
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William1234567890123 Cook
The mirror scene at the end caught me off guard.
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kush bhalerao
Everybody's trying to be smart in the comment section.
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Kenzie Harmon
when they made the color puns i wanted to kms.
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Lilly Wolf
what if you raise a child in a black and white home where they never get to see a color until about 5? would their mind not be able to depict color since that part of the mind wasn't developed? what if you have no name to a color would that child then be able to explain what the color looks like with out the name "red"
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how many degrees does this dude have?
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What I learned: Mirror is not a creative color
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Harold the Mug
turquoise is the best colour It's cyantifically proven
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Why can't you be my science teacher??
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2:45 "We have a similar word : Black." I'm thinking... no, it's "Blank."
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