November 17th, 2005

rain

(no subject)

Unintuitive observation of the day - your head always appears the same size relative to the surface of a flat mirror. Perform this experiment - look at yourself in a fixed-position mirror. Put your fingers on the mirror marking the top and bottom location of your head. Now, keeping your fingers there, go really close to the mirror - your head will still be demarked by your fingers. Now go far away. Your fingers will come off the mirror, you idiot, go back and start again, but this time get someone else to replace your fingers with theirs, using surgery, so you can leave yours on the mirror. Or if you don't have a friend to exchange fingers with, put toothpaste on the mirror or something.

Conclusive proof - your head is really about five inches tall.