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Riddles are little poems or phrases that pose a question that needs answering. Riddles frequently rhyme, but this is not a requirement.

 

Puzzle ID:#49643
Fun:*** (2.76)
Difficulty:*** (2.22)
Category:Riddle
Submitted By:ThinksForFun*

 

 

 



I often make my home
Inside of a glass dome

In my domain a sound
Is never to be found

But through me I permit
Any light to transmit

In science articles
Virtual particles

Always annihilate
When "pro-" and "anti-" mate

What am I?



Answer

a vacuum

lines 1-2: Incandescent light bulbs and old-fashioned television and radio tubes contain a vacuum.
lines 3-4: Sound cannot travel through a vacuum.
lines 5-6: Light can travel through a vacuum.
lines 7-10: In a vacuum, at the quantum (subatomic) level, matter and antimatter in the form of virtual particles are continuously being created and then almost immediately collide with each other, destroying themselves.

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Comments

Marpleen*
Oct 18, 2012

Very good! I thought the answer was "light bulb"
Quocalimar*
Nov 06, 2012

I got it!
Babe*
Jun 13, 2015

I thought it was a prism! Did not care much for this one. Thanks for posting and your effort.
raisin99*
Jun 13, 2015

easy, but delightfully different
LittleGreenManAth*
Jun 13, 2015

Interesting and fun teaser.

Although .... an "old" one.

Hey ... ALL the TOTDs are "old" teasers.

(it's the nature of the thing)....

To all of you ... especially Babe & HABS ....

Click on "all" ... or look for "current" teasers and stop gripin' about ....

Not having anything NEW to work with.

Braingle is dying. Too bad.

Jaye
thecatladycac**
Jun 13, 2015

Easy but quite enjoyable

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