Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Triboluminescence

Triboluminescence is the emmission of light from something when it's scratched, rubbed, crushed etc. Obviously the thing or substance in question has to be Triboluminescent for this to work.

I've carelessly misplaced my magic lamp and therefore can't demonstrate, but here's a picture of a light house. That emits light when someone presses the on switch.

Ten points if you can name it. Seven for the designer.


26 comments:

  1. Hi Patsy - love the word 'triboluminescene' - and from your travels I'd guess it was Scotland or Ireland .. cheers Hilary

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    1. Correct. You get about 0.00000000001 of a point for that guess, Hilary!

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    1. You too are correct, Maggie. You're point is here . No, not the full stop - it's smaller than that.

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    1. It isn't, Richard - but I've looked it up and now I want to collect a picture of that one too.

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    1. Well done, Rob! Ten shiny points are yours.

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    2. :) Does that mean I can have a piece of cake?

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    3. OK - as long as it's not my piece.

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  5. Wouldn't know it from Adam, as they say. Sorry about your magic lamp.

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  6. Now that's a word I might actually use...but then I know I'd take all kinds of flak from my beta readers.

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    1. Any chance of distracting them with kittens, Crystal?

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  7. A word I certainly will never use :-) I can't even spell it but gosh what a fun post :-)

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    1. Glad it amused you even if it's of no practical use, Bee.

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  8. can I have one point for recognizing it is a light house?

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    1. You can, Mac - but it's a really, really little one.

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  9. I love lighthouses - always think there's something a big magical about them. I'm going to put this one on my list to visit

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    1. Have you been to the Galloway one, Vikki? That's also worth a look and you can climb up it.

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  10. Great word and lovely photo. My favourite lighthouse is at Trevose Head in Cornwall. We alway stop by there on a visit down south.

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    1. We haven't been to that one yet, Angela - but we're hoping to.

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  11. Neat lighthouse, though you wouldn't get me climbing one. :D

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    1. I have climbed some, Carol - it wasn't as scary as I'd feared but I can understand your reluctance. Anyway, they look prettier from the outside.

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