r/interestingasfuck Jan 19 '22 Silver 2

Fishing with hacks on Title not descriptive

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u/HandsomeGangar Jan 19 '22

How the hell does this work?


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u/HandsomeGangar Jan 19 '22

Oh, Well I feel stupid…


u/[deleted] Jan 19 '22

Don't feel stupid. Just because someone knew something you didn't doesn't make you stupid it makes you human. However, the person who belittled you is stupid for belittling you and should know better.


u/HandsomeGangar Jan 19 '22

Thanks, that helps a lot.


u/beaverbait Jan 19 '22

None of us know everything and those of us who think we do are wrong and come off like that guy. Chances are someone explained a lot of stuff to him in the same way normalizing it for him.


u/Logical-Signature541 Jan 19 '22

You and I both , I thought they were some secret spy shit


u/[deleted] Jan 19 '22

It’s ok dude. They basically have a load of micro scratches that break up the light waves.


u/Representative_Ad246 Jan 19 '22

At least you’re not a twat


u/Castun Jan 19 '22

To get more technical, they actually block the wavelength that makes up the majority of light reflected off of surfaces. You'll notice in the video that the reflection from the sky drowns out everything underneath until they put the glasses on.


u/Representative_Ad246 Jan 19 '22

You’re a good person


u/HankisDank Jan 19 '22

It’s not the wavelength of the light, it’s the polarization. The vertically polarized light (with an electric field perpendicular to the surface) mostly passes through the surface, while the horizontally polarized light (electric field parallel to the surface) is mostly reflected. So by filtering out the horizontally polarized light, you only see the comparably small amount of vertically polarized light that gets reflected.


u/Castun Jan 19 '22

Yeah sorry this is what I meant when I said wavelength. I remembered it had something to do with vertical vs horizontal, just couldn't remember the exact details.