AUG 18, 2015 10:22 AM PDT

Water Creates Interesting Optical Illusions

WRITTEN BY: Anthony Bouchard


Water is all around us; it makes up almost two-thirds of the planet's mass, but one interesting about water is what it can do to light.

Water has refractive properties, which means it can change the appearance of light and create the optical illusion that something is actually backwards when it's not.

In this video experiment, you will see the cup of water appear to reverse an arrow on a piece of paper.

Pretty cool, huh? Try this with your kids and see what they think!

About the Author
  • Fascinated by scientific discoveries and media, Anthony found his way here at LabRoots, where he would be able to dabble in the two. Anthony is a technology junkie that has vast experience in computer systems and automobile mechanics, as opposite as those sound.
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