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Moving of Particles

  1. Sep 18, 2007 #1
    I once read that you weren't supposed to take a pitch fork vibrate it and but it to your skin because it would make the molecules vibrate the same way and cause a discrepancy????????
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  3. Sep 18, 2007 #2
    .. Can I sell you a bridge? :wink:

    (Does it concern you that singing could cause the same type of vibrations in the molecules of your throat?)
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  4. Sep 18, 2007 #3
    i thought it was a different case because that your throat acts as a pitch fork sending the pitch but when using a different object it could cause your own molecules to vibrate with the fork sending them moving in the same directions. Electrons and protons going the same way isn't good i presume????
  5. Sep 18, 2007 #4
    Why do you presume that?

    I'll tell you a good trick: give that tuning fork a whack on the table, then press the end of its handle hard against your forehead for a minute, while you think..

    Meanwhile, don't attribute random claims to something "I once read"; you're expected to give proper citations here.
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  6. Sep 18, 2007 #5
    i just thought that they were supposed to be moving at different directions. isn't that the basis of matter how tightly packed the molecules are in a substance??
  7. Sep 18, 2007 #6
    Any way back to my original question on will it happen if you put a vibrating fork on to your skin
  8. Sep 18, 2007 #7


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    The answer has already been given: nothing at all. Why in the world would you think something special would?
  9. Sep 18, 2007 #8
    Like healing crystals, occult pendulums, tinfoil hats, divining rods . . .
  10. Sep 28, 2007 #9
    Commonly done

    Neurologists and audiologists, among other doctors, commonly do this. No harm occurs except it sometimes tickles.
  11. Sep 28, 2007 #10
    put your hand on a stereo's speaker

    (but not for too long---it makes your flesh melt)
  12. Sep 28, 2007 #11
    Simple. The fork will stop vibrating. its just like stopping it with your finger. If you don't press it hard, it just feels cool.
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