Light Conversations

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Just as I was hitting the lights at our hotel tonight, my beau’s daughter said, “Did you know if you close your eyes before turning the lights off, you’ll still be able to see when you open them again?”

So I tried it. Expecting to have a fun little chat about confirmation bias and the merits of skeptically testing such statements, I shut my eyes, clicked the switch, then took a look around to see how well it worked. And I was absolutely floored! My response was, and I quote: “Whaaaaaaaaat?”

Took me a good 3 seconds to realize the switch had only turned off one of the lamps. πŸ˜‰