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Date: 07/22/09 10:05 AM

60 Responses to Weird Tape-On-Frosted-Glass Experiment [Video]

  1. Profile photo of Englandrocks
    Englandrocks Female 18-29
    491 posts
    July 22, 2009 at 11:13 am
    Link: Weird Tape-On-Frosted-Glass Experiment - OK, I-A-B, it`s your summer science project. Find some frosted glass, apply clear tape to it and see if this happens...
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    July 22, 2009 at 11:21 am
    What happens when you take it off? Frosting gone?
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    nellerbear Female 18-29
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    July 22, 2009 at 11:24 am
    Yes, but can you be seen on the other side?
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    REBELComx Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2009 at 11:25 am
    Oh yeah. Totally done that before. I think it`s something to do with the glue and the molecules of the plastic tape lining up to fill the cut away frosted sections. Same thing happens when i do my dishes. We have one of those frosted tiki mugs from Disney, but when the frosted part gets wet, it becomes clear.
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    Itsalwysunny Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2009 at 11:25 am
    quite the amazing feat....... now see if you can reach through it.......ps. you have to go REALLY fast and REALLY hard.......almost like punching it
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    July 22, 2009 at 11:26 am
    The glue on the tape temporarily fills in the gaps in the "frosting" of the glass.
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    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
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    July 22, 2009 at 11:27 am
    @a1butcher "What happens when you take it off? Frosting gone?"

    Yes.

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    Miquaight Female 18-29
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    July 22, 2009 at 11:32 am
    Tut - it does NOT remove the frosting, a1Butcher....
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    Shanir Male 30-39
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    July 22, 2009 at 11:41 am
    Wednesday, July 22, 2009 11:26:09 AM
    The glue on the tape temporarily fills in the gaps in the "frosting" of the glass.


    ding ding ding we have a winer :P

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    excelman Male 30-39
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    July 22, 2009 at 11:45 am
    It would have been more cool if by looking through the tape, you could have seen another dimension
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    mamerv Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2009 at 11:48 am
    It would have been better, if he used duct tape.
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    Quackor Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2009 at 11:54 am
    Wednesday, July 22, 2009 11:25:25 AM
    Oh yeah. Totally done that before. I think it`s something to do with the glue and the molecules of the plastic tape lining up to fill the cut away frosted sections. Same thing happens when i do my dishes.

    woahh you mean your woman doesnt do the dishes???

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    dominict2013 Male 13-17
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    July 22, 2009 at 11:58 am
    hmmmm wonder how this would work on frosted glass dressing rooms
  14. Profile photo of ferdyfred
    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    July 22, 2009 at 12:04 pm
    Hmmmm, vewy interwesting
  15. Profile photo of rogerroger
    rogerroger Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2009 at 12:05 pm
    My optics professor would be proud.
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    moojuiceman Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2009 at 12:07 pm
    *hi-fives dominict2013*
    i like the way you think
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    aram200 Male 13-17
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    July 22, 2009 at 12:09 pm
    Wednesday, July 22, 2009 11:25:25 AM
    "Oh yeah. Totally done that before. I think it`s something to do with the glue and the molecules of the plastic tape lining up to fill the cut away frosted sections. Same thing happens when i do my dishes."

    "woahh you mean your woman doesnt do the dishes???"

    Lol

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    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2009 at 12:19 pm
    "Oh yeah. Totally done that before. I think it`s something to do with the glue and the molecules of the plastic tape lining up to fill the cut away frosted sections. Same thing happens when i do my dishes." thats what i was gonna say reminds me of the bill bailey sketch at the end brilliant
  19. Profile photo of DesertDustX
    DesertDustX Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2009 at 12:25 pm
    that is very useful! thank you IAB
  20. Profile photo of RdDan
    RdDan Male 30-39
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    July 22, 2009 at 12:28 pm
    "My optics professor would be proud"

    Is that a professor who is constantly drunk?

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    littlepete50 Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2009 at 12:32 pm
    Hahaha, brilliant!
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2009 at 12:52 pm
    I personally believe, that the molecules in this particular brand of adhesive are vibrating in the exact contrary resonance of the quartz molecules in the crystal creating a vortex in which you can see a parallel universe, that is mostly exact to our current one...
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    Max_Normal Male 30-39
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    July 22, 2009 at 12:55 pm
    Fools, can`t you see that this tape is actually comprised of anti-molecules that totally cancel out the effect of the frosterium atoms on the glass?
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    unbwogable Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2009 at 1:03 pm
    Very cool. Also works the same way if you wet the glass (water, alcohol, spit, etc.)
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    rockcabbage Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2009 at 1:21 pm
    is this 1 way? ... i could easily spy on my co-workers now .... teeheehee
  26. Profile photo of zazuch
    zazuch Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2009 at 1:24 pm
    @dominict2013

    You could try but you would have to put the tape on the side that is frosted. Typically only one side is and the side that isnt is the one that is put to the outside of the window.

    Correct me if i am wrong.

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    Dfaulted Male 13-17
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    July 22, 2009 at 2:23 pm
    Great now perverts can look in bathrooms and private places...Does it go on both sides? wtf what if both sides are frosted
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    godoffej Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2009 at 2:23 pm
    "I personally believe, that the molecules in this particular brand of adhesive are vibrating in the exact contrary resonance of the quartz molecules in the crystal creating a vortex in which you can see a parallel universe, that is mostly exact to our current one..."

    This one right here.

    @rockcabbage: Negatory, Ghost Rider. Two way vision.

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    shunpo_31 Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2009 at 2:32 pm
    so is this just polarization?
  30. Profile photo of krabkat
    krabkat Female 18-29
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    July 22, 2009 at 2:34 pm
    Whaaa? Unbwogable said this works the same way if you wet the glass???? Really? I gotta go buy some sheet rock now to put over the FULL LENGTH frosted window in my shower! Sh*t...no one every told me this before! No wonder the pool guy is always here when I shower!
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    godoffej Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2009 at 2:40 pm
    @krabkat:
    LOL should have put the frosted side out
  32. Profile photo of tp1212
    tp1212 Male 13-17
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    July 22, 2009 at 2:56 pm
    FOOLS! Cant you see!? IT IS MAGIC! HE IS A WITCH! BURN HIM!
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2009 at 4:57 pm
    Wow. That`s a mind trip. o_O
  34. Profile photo of Pataustin11
    Pataustin11 Male 13-17
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    July 22, 2009 at 5:28 pm
    Whaaa? Unbwogable said this works the same way if you wet the glass???? Really? I gotta go buy some sheet rock now to put over the FULL LENGTH frosted window in my shower! Sh*t...no one every told me this before! No wonder the pool guy is always here when I shower!
    frosted glass is only frosted on one side if you get the rougher side wet it is clear but the smooth side is just normal glass so the effect wont apply. hopefully the door is smooth inside of the shower
  35. Profile photo of sculptress
    sculptress Female 18-29
    101 posts
    July 22, 2009 at 5:45 pm
    i agree with tp1212 lets weight him against a duck, and then throw him on the fire.
  36. Profile photo of theracaffe
    theracaffe Male 13-17
    49 posts
    July 22, 2009 at 6:01 pm
    So what`s the verdict, does this really work?
  37. Profile photo of theracaffe
    theracaffe Male 13-17
    49 posts
    July 22, 2009 at 6:04 pm
    Thank you, I-A-B. I don`t know what I would have done without this.
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    TheGax Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2009 at 6:36 pm
    ha! fake or not, still pretty cool
  39. Profile photo of Negative_One
    Negative_One Male 30-39
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    July 22, 2009 at 7:05 pm
    If you put tape over your eyes you can make guys with frosted hair disappear.
  40. Profile photo of Lorah
    Lorah Female 18-29
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    July 22, 2009 at 7:34 pm
    I have a frosted glass on my oven that holds the spatulas and other things, one time I was cooking bacon and I noticed the bacon grease acualy took off the frost on the glass
  41. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    July 22, 2009 at 8:33 pm
    This trick is over 50 years old. I remember seeing it in a 1950`s detective movie.
  42. Profile photo of shadowx180
    shadowx180 Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2009 at 8:37 pm
    bah!, tried it! didn`t work. Perhaps because my lamp is a frosted on both sides. Maybe that would on a one sided frosted glass.
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    Yasserbossin Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2009 at 8:44 pm
    8/10 Negative_One
  44. Profile photo of lostinmexico
    lostinmexico Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2009 at 9:06 pm
    So this actually does work. The trick is, you have to stick the tape to the side of the glass that is frosted. Only one side is frosted and unfortunatly for you peeping toms, that side is usually on the inside of the house.
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    firefliet Female 18-29
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    July 22, 2009 at 9:45 pm
    Huh. I suppose that the clear adhesive would fill the pores on the glass, which wouldn`t disperse the light beams as much. If the tape was too dried-out or tacky it might not work, since it wouldn`t get in all those dents. Also would depend on the frostiness of the glass. And if it`s frosted on both sides, tape on both sides of the glass would work, even though it wouldn`t be as clear as normal.
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    SpankCake Female 18-29
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    July 22, 2009 at 9:57 pm
    def did not work, prob just works on his window and his only lmao
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    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
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    July 23, 2009 at 12:59 am
    SWEET!!lmao
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    Swaywithme Female 18-29
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    July 23, 2009 at 2:53 am
    ...I would use that to leave creepy messages on people`s windows! :D

    I KNOW YOUR SECRET

    Um, that being said, am I the only person that cringes horribly at the sound of packing tape being rolled out? Ugh, it makes me gag!

  49. Profile photo of bintish
    bintish Male 18-29
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    July 23, 2009 at 3:22 am
    firefliet, Spot on, I work in surface chemistry and adsorption, your description and explanation is pretty much perfect.
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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    July 23, 2009 at 3:34 am
    > tp1212
    > HE IS A WITCH! BURN HIM!

    I checked him out and he doesn`t weigh the same as a Duck, so he can`t be a witch. Sorry tp.

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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    July 23, 2009 at 8:27 am
    It`s a fair cop, Lion.
  52. Profile photo of Listypoos
    Listypoos Male 40-49
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    July 23, 2009 at 9:12 am
    <Heads off to cure granny`s cataracts with a roll of selotape.>
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    X196 Male 18-29
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    July 23, 2009 at 9:19 am
    sorcery...
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    Gamey91 Male 13-17
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    July 24, 2009 at 12:29 am
    There`s a dressing room with doors like this at the mall...

    I need to buy some tape. >:)

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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    July 24, 2009 at 4:42 pm
    MAGIC! WITCHCRAFT! BURN THEM ALL!
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    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    July 28, 2009 at 3:58 pm
    woah....WOAH!!
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    Byfield Male 18-29
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    March 16, 2010 at 3:37 pm
    Comment from the future!
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    lisalezah Female 18-29
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    January 22, 2011 at 2:51 am
    Comment from the more distant future!
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    Eavalos Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2011 at 7:49 pm
    It`s a glitch, I hope the maker makes a patch soon

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