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Spin Doctor mystery


magic-200x1481On an evening stroll through the park, Mac King saw his friend Kelly Diaz sitting on a bench, her eyes filled with tears.

When she explained that a new kid named Dennis had stolen one of her favorite compact disks, Mac had to admit, “I know Dennis, but I’ve never heard of Randy Rainbow.”

Kelly told Mac that Randy Rainbow’s CD was immediately recognizable. “It’s got six different colors printed on its face.” She drew a pie shape in the dust with her toe (and it looked very much like the picture at right).

“So you confronted Dennis?”

Kelly nodded. “He has a portable CD player with a transparent plastic top. You can look right in and see what’s playing over his head phones.”

“And you looked, and it wasn’t Randy?”

“Nope. He had a CD spinning in there, but the disk was pure white. No colors at all!”

“Kelly, I don’t know if he stole it from you, but I’ll bet Dennis was indeed playing a Randy Rainbow CD!

Why Did Mac Say That?

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Solution: Mac knows that white light is a combination of colors. For example, you can break these colors apart by shining a white light through a prism. So too, you can blend the colors. As the Randy Rainbow disk spun, the colors overlapped and Kelly’s eye saw a combination of colors that appeared white. Dennis might have been spinning a white disk … or he might have been playing Kelly’s disk as Mac surmised.

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Comments about “Spin Doctor mystery”

  1. webeloguy says:

    easy white light is made up of all the colors of the rainbow and the cd was to so when it was spinning it was white

  2. Sheep says:

    TO MAN okay but anything reflects light carrots is everycollor besides red and yellow (orange) because it reflets that light so if red paint reflects red light then you can get every primary and secondary colors spining and reflecting light then it blends!

  3. da da da says:

    easy

  4. MAN says:

    I’m pretty sure that only happens when light, not paint, mixes. In reality, I think that it would look brown.

  5. Harry Potter says:

    who knew? :)

  6. Bloon says:

    What if Dennis WAS playing a white CD and not the Randy rainbow one?

  7. B Man says:

    Too easy I had it before i read it

  8. Toa says:

    I figured that one out with about two seconds thought.

  9. gabigorilla says:

    how did I not guess that ? :)

  10. jk says:

    easy as SNAP

  11. Not a lier. says:

    It was SO simple I knew it BEFORE I looked in the answer!!!

  12. trickster says:

    wow! this was so EZ!!!!! any one should know that

  13. flappy23 says:

    easy =)

  14. true 1 says:

    Solution: Mac knows that white light is a combination of colors. For example, you can break these colors apart by shining a white light through a prism. So too, you can blend the colors. As the Randy Rainbow disk spun, the colors overlapped and Kelly’s eye saw a combination of colors that appeared white. Dennis might have been spinning a white disk … or he might have been playing Kelly’s disk as Mac surmised.

  15. true 1 says:

    i would not guess yhat. ;)

  16. DVD says:

    so easy.

  17. PIE says:

    once again got it on the first try

  18. science guy says:

    I knew that! My science teacher did this unit on light that lasted for 5 weeks!

  19. !?!?!?!?! says:

    easy

  20. wonder woman says:

    OMG! this was the hardest mystery to eve solve… :[

  21. Addictinggames rater says:

    Randy was playing the CD BACKWARDS!!! It ain’t hard at ALL!!!!

  22. no101 says:

    how was this hard

  23. ForbesPartridge says:

    LOL!!! Easy!!

  24. bobby jack says:

    easy as SNAP!

  25. yoboy says:

    that was hard

  26. eribo says:

    that was tough and easy… at the same time :) :)

  27. Anonymous says:

    spin doctor mystery is awsome

  28. Anonymous says:

    it is so cool

  29. 117 says:

    That was really obvious.

  30. mrkoolis10 says:

    might fool some people, but to me it was easy

  31. snow bow says:

    it was totally easy :)

  32. Puffball says:

    Easy as pie!!!! ;-)

  33. Snezley says:

    I can’t beleave how easy it was.

  34. Huy Guy says:

    I agree with ghc “too easy” and Rygo “PIECE OF CAKE!!!” and emoney “It couldn’t have been any easyer.” and THX 1138 (jonbuddy) “I knew that. SO SIMPLE!”

  35. R.O. says:

    It hit me like a ton of bricks…WHAM!

  36. Rygo says:

    PIECE OF CAKE!!!

  37. Blackbeard says:

    that was tricky!

  38. buckshot says:

    Unlike everyone else:) I was really close to figuring it out.

  39. Glinka19 says:

    i cant believe i didnt get that ; )

  40. emoney says:

    It couldn’t have been any easyer.

  41. Hawkeye says:

    that was easy too easy :) ;) :} ;}

  42. benny boy says:

    haha. i wish i guessed that.

  43. THX 1138 (jonbuddy) says:

    I knew that. SO SIMPLE!

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