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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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25 Comments on Spin Doctor mystery

  1. Addictinggames rater // January 28, 2009 at 8:26 am // Reply

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

  2. how was this hard

  3. ForbesPartridge // January 26, 2009 at 10:14 pm // Reply

    LOL!!! Easy!!

  4. easy

  5. easy as SNAP!

  6. that was hard

  7. that was tough and easy… at the same time 🙂 🙂

  8. spin doctor mystery is awsome

  9. it is so cool

  10. That was really obvious.

  11. might fool some people, but to me it was easy

  12. it was totally easy 🙂

  13. Easy as pie!!!! 😉

  14. I can’t beleave how easy it was.

  15. 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!”

  16. too easy

  17. It hit me like a ton of bricks…WHAM!

  18. PIECE OF CAKE!!!

  19. that was tricky!

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

  21. i cant believe i didnt get that ; )

  22. It couldn’t have been any easyer.

  23. that was easy too easy 🙂 😉 :} ;}

  24. haha. i wish i guessed that.

  25. THX 1138 (jonbuddy) // December 23, 2008 at 6:24 pm // Reply

    I knew that. SO SIMPLE!

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