Interesting Question of the Day – 31 October 2018

Carrots DON’T make you see better in the dark.

But why did British authorities promote the idea that they DID make you see better?

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4 comments on “Interesting Question of the Day – 31 October 2018
  1. Linzi says:

    It was made up as a reason for why one side could see in the dark. They actually had night vision goggles 😛

    • iqtrivia says:

      That’s close, but not quite.

      It wasn’t night vision, not literally, but it was a lie made up to cover up another technological advance they had made.

  2. Old Bill says:

    By 1941 the British night fighters had a rudimentary radar which enabled them to shoot down the German bombers, and they didn’t want the Luftwaffe to know about it and develop countermeasures. Later (1943) they had developed a shorter (about 3 cm.) wavelength radar (Designated H2S because Churchill raised a stink about them being so slow getting it into action) used for finding surfaced U Boats and getting good images of German countryside during bombing missions. That also took the Germans quite a while to figure out.