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Remember the mystery object game?
« on: March 07, 2021, 11:07:13 AM »
What do you think this is?  Please be fairly precise.  Or wildly imaginative. ;-

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Re: Remember the mystery object game?
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2021, 04:06:03 PM »
Is it your pet tapeworm Donald?
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Re: Remember the mystery object game?
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2021, 04:21:34 PM »
The inside of a green-lipped mussel?

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Re: Remember the mystery object game?
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2021, 05:08:52 PM »
Neither of them ;-)

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Re: Remember the mystery object game?
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2021, 05:49:50 PM »
The foam on the top of a glass of stout that has been agitated by a passing tornado (storm not aircraft.)
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Re: Remember the mystery object game?
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2021, 08:31:23 PM »
A south sea coral atoll.

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Re: Remember the mystery object game?
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2021, 09:44:11 PM »
No ;-)

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Re: Remember the mystery object game?
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2021, 09:35:02 AM »
Come on: time to 'fess up.

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Re: Remember the mystery object game?
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2021, 09:39:29 AM »
Not yet  ;-)

But I'll give you a clue.  This is a still photo of something which is active.

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« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2021, 10:17:31 AM »
Did you do your own endoscopy using 6 feet of hosepipe and a webcam?
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Re: Remember the mystery object game?
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2021, 10:33:58 AM »
What a hideous thought.  No ;-)

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Re: Remember the mystery object game?
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2021, 12:01:11 PM »
Water coming to the boil?
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Re: Remember the mystery object game?
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2021, 12:31:39 PM »
Suds in the washing machine?
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Re: Remember the mystery object game?
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2021, 12:54:53 PM »
That's two close answers.

I was simmering some water and Fairy liquid to thoroughly clean out a few stuck on bits in my non-stick electric skillet.  (Square frying pan, effectively.)  Normally it cleans out with a plastic scraper and a wipe around, but occasionally I give it the full treatment.

The square element underneath the  centre created a squarish pattern to the bubbles.

I took a short video as well to show Alma, because the bubbles show the convection currents in action.  On the right you can see the cooler water 'falling' back into the centre between the gap in the element before the heat spreads it outwards again. 

Convection, being generally invisible, is something you normally have to take on trust.  So a chance to see it in action was worth capturing for my little science monster.  She'll love it ;-)

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