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Ancient mystery of why the sky is blue!?

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#46    Likely Guy

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 05:20 AM

View PostTelegramSham, on 27 August 2012 - 05:04 AM, said:

You never see blue blood at all. It's a really common myth, but think about it: blood's purpose is to transport the oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body (and then to transport waste back). Oxygen is always present in blood, whether it's exposed to air or not. It always contains oxygen and it's always some shade of red. It's never blue - looking through your skin just makes your veins appear blue, but that's not their actual color.
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Posted 27 August 2012 - 05:21 AM

Here's a good visual representation of this thread:
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Edited by Imaginarynumber1, 27 August 2012 - 05:22 AM.

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 05:52 AM

View Postorangepeaceful79, on 27 August 2012 - 05:18 AM, said:

Orange is all alone
no rhymes to be found today
poor orange gets no play


Bonus points for a rhyming haiku!

Hear this in a Mr. Miyagi voice:

"NO,no,no! Haiku, three lines! Yes!

First line five syllable! Second line, seven syllable! Third line, five syllable! NO rhyming!"

*wax on, wax off, wax on, wax off...*

Edited by Likely Guy, 27 August 2012 - 05:57 AM.


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Posted 27 August 2012 - 05:55 AM

View PostLikely Guy, on 27 August 2012 - 05:52 AM, said:

Hear this in a Mr. Miyagi voice:"NO,no,no! Haiku, three lines! Yes!First line five syllable! Second line, seven syllable! Third line, five syllable! No rhyming!"*wax on, wax off, wax on, wax off...*

It is not forbidden to rhyme in haiku!  just doesn't happen very often.


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Posted 27 August 2012 - 06:06 AM

But your syllables sucked!

I still bow down though! :)

/that was the best (simplest, most easiest to understand) explanation for why the sky is blue!
//but your haiku still sucked, sorry


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Posted 27 August 2012 - 06:23 AM

Mister Orange says,
That this was a most long day,
The day ends today.


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Posted 27 August 2012 - 09:51 AM

View Postsoldier4death, on 27 August 2012 - 04:26 AM, said:

Now, if only someone would explain to me why an orange is orange.
it's not - it's blue.


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Posted 27 August 2012 - 04:41 PM

I remember a well known political radio show host once telling people that the sky is blue because the sky reflects the ocean color.

Another thing I like ot see is TV shows in which the white hazy sky is replaced with a red-brown filter making it look like the air is putrid and fouled. I gag every time I see it.

I didn't make it to all of the links, but this is about Rayleigh scattering isn't it?
http://en.wikipedia....eigh_scattering


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Posted 27 August 2012 - 05:26 PM

What a great thread, it made my jacket potato with chicken curry so much more enjoyable (and also cold by the time I finished it)...

I would like to thank Iron_Lotus for the nodding Gif, the first time I have ever enjoyed Star Trek.
Also thanks to OP79 for explaining the obvious in a nice courteous manner.
Thanks to for ImaginaryNumber1 for another picture that summed things up quite well.

But the biggest thanks goes to the man who made this all possible...   MERC12.

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 06:25 PM

View PostMERC12, on 26 August 2012 - 11:58 PM, said:

Sorry, i was just answering why the sky is blue on here, not your unproven scientific data that you haven't proven on here as i have already proven!
You have "proven" nothing at all.

You've merely expressed an opinion.  An ignorant opinion, in fact.

If you would like to claim that you have "proven" that blue oxygen makes the sky blue, don't you think you might want to prove that oxygen is blue?

You realize, don't you, that the atmosphere is largely nitrogen.  What color is the nitrogen?

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 06:45 PM

I'm surprised the OP hasn't been back on line!

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 07:03 PM

I'm surprised no one has disputed the sky is blue.  How come everyone seems to think that blue
is the same color to everyone?  I think the whole argument started with confusion and just got
worse and worse.  That's why I'm here;  it can get even worse.  :)

The science types are always so sure of themselves and their arguments but they essentially
prove the sky is blue by showing that  it's not blue at all and only appears to be " blue" (what-
ever that is).  But how can the sky reflect light on a cloudy day, eh?  Usually all I see is white,
or black,  and (yes) even orange). Sometimes it can even be blue and obviousaly this can't be
reflection so the entire pseudo-scientific answer must be cast aside (cue Bones and Kirk).

Frankly I'm unimpressed by all the answers so why not just call it "that above which appears
to be a color called blue on cloudless days when the sun is up unless it's too smoggy or there
are things to obscure the sight"?  We can leave it to the philosophers to determine whether each
persons' concept of "blue" is the same or not.  Of course "that above which appears
to be a color called blue on cloudless days when the sun is up unless it's too smoggy or there
are things to obscure the sight" is just ever so slightly unwieldy for day to day communication
so we can nickname it something easy toi remember.  In the interest of simplicity (I am a mini-
malist) we could call it "sky" and just drop the nonsense that it's blue altogether.  It's too damn
confusing anyway since if you make the uneducated assertion thaty the sky is blue someone
might mistakingly believe you mean "blew" or that it's windy outside.  If you step out and see overcast
you might logically conclude the sky blew away and that something white took its place.

Mebbe we shouldda all stood in bed.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 12:24 AM

And to think where this thread actually started.  My, my.  How it has grown.  *feels nostalgia piling up*  I think I'm gonna cry.  Oh wait.  sorry. that was just gas.  False alarm!  :tu:


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Posted 28 August 2012 - 05:15 AM

If your veins appear blueish in color, you should wear cool colors: Pinks, purples, etc
If however, your veins appear greenish in color, you should wear warmer colors: Reds, oranges, etc
Source: Bravo TV

Ooops. Was that off topic?

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 06:04 AM

View PostQuiteContrary, on 28 August 2012 - 05:15 AM, said:

If your veins appear blueish in color, you should wear cool colors: Pinks, purples, etc
If however, your veins appear greenish in color, you should wear warmer colors: Reds, oranges, etc
Source: Bravo TV

Ooops. Was that off topic?

I think that's the most on topic this thread has been in pages....

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