" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

December 6, 2012

The 42 Degrees of Bacon

Ok, Kevin Bacon was connected to this show
But, I'm talking Roger Bacon in this post, not Kevin Bacon.
" In Europe, Ibn al-Haytham's Book of Optics was  
translated into Latin and studied by Robert Grosseteste
His work on light was continued by Roger Bacon, who wrote in his Opus Majus of 1268 about experiments with light shining through crystals and water droplets showing the colours of the rainbow
In addition, Bacon was the first to calculate the angular size of the rainbow
He stated that the rainbow summit can not appear higher than 42° above the horizon.
 All rainbows should look like this, not just half of this.
Why do we chase rainbows to find out that there is no place like home?
Possibly why 42 tends to represent our earthly realm numerically in the movies so often?
Now here's a challenge.
Instead of six degrees of Kevin Bacon...
try 42 degrees of Kevin Bacon where you have to find Kevin bacon in a movie with a rainbow;-)

Update: 7th Dec, 2012.
Mike Perry sent me this picture, but that's not quite what I meant, unless that is Kevin Bacon cut up and arranged on a plate in a scene out of some obscure movie he once starred in:-)

1 comment:

  1. And here's a bacon rainbow, though not at 42 degrees: