Hopita (hopita) wrote,

Science Geek Assistance, Please!

So Dan abducted me to watch a demonstration from a trace minerals company today. The guy did something that he said we were all supposed to have done in science class in school ... something that Rob once said he would do with me: namely, he stuck something into a potato and made a light bulb light up.

Now, actually, I think the thing Rob said he'd do with me had something to do with grinding something pencil sharpener-esque and making a lightbulb light up ... I forget exactly, but I know there was a lightbulb involved. At any rate, I didn't want to seem like a giant dummy in the meeting, so here's my big question:

How the fuck does that work? I thought it had to do with water completing a circuit, but if that's the case, then why did the lightbulb light up with the potato and the tomato, but not the orange or the apple?

Man, where the hell was I when they taught science? 'cause this stuff all seems really cool and like the kind of stuff I would dig, only I don't remember ever experiencing any of it in school.
Tags: dan, eefc, science, unixd0rk

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