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Photon Emitter

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Puzzle ID:#17647
Fun:*** (2.81)
Difficulty:** (1.17)
Category:Science
Submitted By:od-1Aca****
Corrected By:cnmne

 

 

 



This ad sounded quite intriguing to me until I found out what they were really selling.

"Attention sci-fi addicts and kids of all ages. Now you too can have your very own Photon Emitter Module. Yes, it's true! For only $39.99, you can impress your friends when you show off your Photon Emitter. It's safer than a laser and easy to install in any home. The amazing Photon Emitter Module converts electrons into photons and safely releases them for your viewing pleasure. To get yours, just send $39.99 to ..."

What are they really selling?


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Comments

bluetwo*
May 15, 2004

flashlight also works.
Shining_Sabre
May 15, 2004

Jeez, that was way too simple....even though i missed it.... keep it up.
sparkplug*
May 20, 2004

It was very easy but scientifically interesting for beginners.
thegermangemini*
May 24, 2004

Okay, for a flashlight, I could possibly see spending $40 for a good one, but a light bulb??? Someone shut those convicts down!!!
hersheykiss8908*
Jun 27, 2004

i guessed a flashlight, but it works on a lightbulb. really fun.
rashadAma*
Jul 05, 2004

Nice 1 but as all said it could be a flashlight cuz do not tell me u r gona impress ur friends with a lightbulb!!!!!and even though light bulbs don't cost 40$... come on...
u maybe understood it from another oint of vue .if so tell it to us so we could understand
rashadAma*
Jul 05, 2004

*point-of-view
od-1Aca*
Jul 05, 2004

I have bought custom light bulbs for more than $60, and unless you have an L.E.D flashlight, all flashings have bulbs in them. Though I agree a flashlight would work fine as an answer.
RiddlermanAen*
Aug 11, 2005

Woohoo! First science teaser ive ever answered! Yay!
bookworm91***
Nov 10, 2005

i got that one cuz i watch star trek sometimes. im not a geek but hey as this teaser shows, you can learn from it!
piett
Jul 19, 2006

A light bulb doesn't convert electrons into photons. The high energy state in the filament causes the electrons to jump to higher energy levels, and they then release that energy in the form of a photon.

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