Once upon a time, when I was a wee little geek girl
, I was fascinated by manuals of cheesy scientific experiments for kids
. One such experiment
(theoretically to demonstrate capillary
action) involved sticking a white carnation
into a glass of ink
, and watching the bugger change color
If you put the flower in green ink, it would turn green...
in red ink, it would turn red...
and so forth, very consistently.
So, I eventually formulated the hypothesis that if you stuck a carnation in a glass of invisible ink, it would turn invisible!
Efforts to test this hypothesis were thwarted by the practicality of adults...and my world was the sadder for it...