September 5th, 2004

Postbox Fairy

Yup, that sounds about right...

Popular interests among ixwin's friends
1. writing (17) 11. computers (13)
2. shakespeare (17) 12. theatre (13)
3. reading (16) 13. photography (13)
4. books (16) 14. music (13)
5. literature (15) 15. tolkien (13)
6. philosophy (15) 16. history (13)
7. love (14) 17. sandman (12)
8. cooking (14) 18. buffy the vampire slayer (12)
9. neil gaiman (14) 19. anime (12)
10. cats (14) 20. science fiction (11)
Interests gestalt
My most interesting friend is casby who has 15 of these interests,
followed by gnimmel (14), yvesilena (12) and fluffymark (12).
Normality Index
My friends are 63.61% normal.
Analyze me !
Popular interests created by _imran_

You lot are clearly a very literate bunch.
Postbox Fairy

Colour perception

I have just thought of an explanation for a phenomenon that I first observed years and years ago (like, when I was five or six or something).

When I lie in the sun with my eyes closed for any length of time, I find, on re-opening my eyes, that my colour perception is slightly skewed. In particular, my skin tends to look greyish.

It occurred to me today that this is because, when I have my eyes closed in the sun, I basically see redness as a result of the sun filtering through my eyelids. This must exhaust the red cones in my eyes, and mean that when I re-open them, I get an image with less red in it than usual - hence pinkish skin becomes greyish.
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