I came across this fascinating and funny excerpt from the British television quiz show named QI, for “Quite Interesting” (thanks Bad Astronomy.) The contestants were shown a video of a sunset and given a seemingly simple task, to press the buzzer as soon as the sun dropped below the horizon.
Very funny and very true! The science is well explained here.
So there you go… a little laugh, a little science, and a big check on our reliance on our perceptions. Happy Monday and enjoy!