Friday, February 08, 2008

How Mood Ring Works?

Recently I have bought a new Mood Ring (as I hv lost some nd my frnds took few when I was in India - its avail in Dollars & Pounds). I was about to write How it works? But someway missed out and as my laptop s idle for couple of hours, plnd 2 text it before the cooling fan start grunting grrrrrrrrr…

The stone in a mood ring is either a hollow glass shell filled with thermotropic liquid crystals, or a clear glass stone sitting on top of a thin sheet of liquid crystals these liquid crystal molecules are very sensitive; they change position, or twist, according to changes in temperature. This change in molecular structure affects the wavelengths of light that are absorbed or reflected by the liquid crystals, resulting in an apparent change in the color of the stone.

The inside of the ring conducts heat from your finger to the liquid crystals in the "stone." The color green, which signifies "average" on the mood ring color scale, is calibrated to the surface temperature of a typical person, approximately 82 degrees Fahrenheit (28 degrees Celsius). If your surface temperature varies far enough from the norm, then the liquid crystals in the stone alter enough to cause a change in the color reflected. And if you take a mood ring off, it will normally change to black unless the ambient temperature is very high.

Take a look at the Mood Ring colors listed below, and what "mood" they represent. The colors are listed according to the change in temperature they represent, with dark blue being the warmest and black the coolest.
· Dark blue: Happy, romantic or passionate – Day dreaming ah :-)
· Blue / Light Purple: Calm /relaxed, sharp, witty. - You are a cool guy. I like it buddy!!!
· Blue-green: Somewhat relaxed. You’re feeling good and not much will get you down today! You think this info is amusing !!!
· Green: Normal or average – A little on Edge? Little edgy is ok? If everyone is stepping on your Toes, put on shoes!
· Amber: A little nervous or anxious – Things will get better. Its time for Comfort food. Cookies, Chips, Ice Cream! In small portions. Who will know? Keep Cookies in Cupboard, Ice Cream in Freezer. Be Philosophical :-).
· Gray: Very nervous or anxious
· Black: Stressed, tense or feeling harried – Count to 10! Go for a walk! Have a glimpse of your office Crush! This mood will pass! Just stay from me until it does :-)

However, the amount of thermotropic liquid crystals in a mood ring was so small that it couldn't measure with any amount of accuracy what your real mood was. You'd have to be really, really angry to get the stone to reflect your true body temperature. And also due to fluctuations in the manufacturing of the rings by various companies the above colors are not considered universal. It is also worth noting that variations between different people's bodily temperatures and the environmental influences on the thermotrophic crystals may make mood rings somewhat unreliable.

In the end, they were just a neat fad, and a kitschy piece of jewelry that was fun to wear.

Truly groovy…

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  • 4 comments:

    Meghana said...

    hey i read ur comment on my blog.thanks!
    mood rings...how much more random cud u posibbly get?!

    Ravi said...

    So whts ur mood today buddy :-)

    Aditi said...

    Heyy..

    I just came across your post and I was wondering if you could tell me where you bought your mood rings from..

    My friend got me one from the US and now another friend wants one too but I can't seem to find it anywhere in Bombay..

    Please do reply..if only to say you didn't get it here..

    Prabhu Aryan said...

    @Meghna:
    Plenty here. But dont knw abt thr.
    @Ravi:
    Happy Happy.
    @Aditi:
    We hv daily sale in my Office here in US. Dont knw abt outdoors. Will let u knw soon.
    You can check Dollar shop thr in Bombay or order online.