Blind woman recognises colour by touch
Posted: 13 October 2005 09:29 AM   [ Ignore ]
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A blind woman has baffled scientists after proving on TV that she can distinguish between colours by touch.

http://www.int.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=29&art_id=iol1128694781934A551

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Posted: 13 October 2005 09:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I don’t think she’s blind.  There seriously cannot be a difference in the feeling of a red t-shirt versus a blue t-shirt.  I have more than one blue t-shirt, but they all feel differently.  Plus, this reported by Ananova.

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Posted: 13 October 2005 10:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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She did it on TV!

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Posted: 13 October 2005 10:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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buba - 13 October 2005 02:32 PM

She did it on TV!

Uh, so it says.

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Posted: 13 October 2005 10:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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soo it must be true!

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Posted: 13 October 2005 12:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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buba - 13 October 2005 02:47 PM

She did it on TV!

soo it must be true!

Hate to break this to you, but your TV is lying to you. Every channel on it is full of half-truths, lies, damn-lies, propaganda, spin and outright BS.

Except “FOX News”, obviously.

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Posted: 13 October 2005 12:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I think buba was being sarcastic here, David.

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Posted: 13 October 2005 05:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I can taste with the sense of touch.  Of course, I have to touch the thing with my tongue.

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Posted: 13 October 2005 11:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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David B. - 13 October 2005 04:44 PM
buba - 13 October 2005 02:47 PM

She did it on TV!

soo it must be true!

Hate to break this to you, but your TV is lying to you. Every channel on it is full of half-truths, lies, damn-lies, propaganda, spin and outright BS.

Except “FOX News”, obviously.

That’s right! Nothings fair and balanced like FNC!

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Posted: 14 October 2005 07:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Charybdis - 13 October 2005 04:50 PM

I think buba was being sarcastic here, David.

What, you mean people might actually say things they don’t really mean on web-forums?! I refuse to believe it!

Next you’ll be telling be you aren’t really a 3000 year-old sea monster with a surprisingly good internet connection! (And my apologies to your mum, BTW.)

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Posted: 14 October 2005 09:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Citizen Premier - 13 October 2005 09:34 PM

I can taste with the sense of touch.  Of course, I have to touch the thing with my tongue.

I can correctly determine breast cup sizes by touch….

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LaMa - 14 October 2005 01:35 PM

I can correctly determine breast cup sizes by touch….

Wow! I’ve heard of people claiming to size breasts by touch before, but sizing the cups is a new one.

Do you specifically have to touch the cup? Or does it still work if you just finger a shoulder-strap or two? Hmm, now this is a topic that demands some serious scientific study; where’s your nearest Rosse-Buurt facility?

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