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Offline elegantlywasted

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« on: 11/04/2006 20:35:01 »
Why do black sweaters collect white lint?

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Re: Lint
« Reply #1 on: 11/04/2006 20:54:00 »
They don't you just think they do!

What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.
 

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Re: Lint
« Reply #2 on: 11/04/2006 22:25:36 »
Actually they do, hold a black sweater up under a black light it glows white, but if you hold somethign with dark coloured lint on it under the light it doesnt glow...

A white shirt will eventually collect black (or dark) coloured lint because it gets dirty, but what makes the lint white on a black shirt?

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Re: Lint
« Reply #3 on: 11/04/2006 22:32:35 »
Maybe the lint is a mixture of black and white everywhere. The colour of your clothing will therefore effect the visibility of the lint. A black material will show the white lint clearly because of the large contrast. It will still have black lint on it but you won't be able to see it because it blends in.

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« Last Edit: 05/04/2007 22:13:10 by harryneild »
 

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Re: Lint
« Reply #4 on: 11/04/2006 23:55:37 »
Illusion or delusion? :D[?]

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