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:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

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

Maggie May said...

Got it, it's a lighthouse!

richardpeeej said...

Flamborough Head lighthouse?

Robert Crompton said...

Is it Corsewall Lighthouse, SW Scotland?

Patsy said...

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

Patsy said...

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

Patsy said...

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

Patsy said...

Well done, Rob! Ten shiny points are yours.

Robert Crompton said...

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

oscar case said...

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

Crystal Collier said...

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

Bee Halton said...

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

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

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

Patsy said...

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

Patsy said...

It'll probably turn up, Oscar.

Patsy said...

Any chance of distracting them with kittens, Crystal?

Patsy said...

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

Patsy said...

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

Susan A Eames said...

Nice word, Patsy!

Vikki said...

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

Angela Barton said...

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

Carolb said...

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

Patsy said...

I thought so, Susan.

Patsy said...

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

Patsy said...

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

Patsy said...

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.