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People tell me that my sarcasm and cynicism will get me into trouble some day. We'll see.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

A Younger You

Light travels at the speed of 186,000 miles per second. Were it possible to see yourself in a mirror that was 186,000 miles away, it would take two seconds for the light from your face to travel to the mirror and back to your eyes.

By extension, since it has to take SOME time for light to span a few feet, anytime you look at yourself in the mirror, you're seeing a "younger you."

I told that story to my aunt recently, hoping it would cheer her up. It didn't work.

She said, "You mean to tell me that whenever I look at myself in the mirror, I'm actually OLDER than the image I see?!?"


Blogger PD said...

Seeing oneself in a distant mirror would be like watching yourself in one of those time-delay security monitors at convenience stores.

Monday, June 11, 2007 11:32:00 AM  
Blogger The Sarcasticynic said...

I know what you mean. I try to fix my hair in those and it's just impossible.

Monday, June 11, 2007 1:10:00 PM  

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