Re: What do you think about while Detailing..
I usually think about physics, my other hobby.
Like how electric fields, and magnetic fields really work. Charged or magnetized particles send out virtual photons in order to transfer energy and produce this force we see send them flying apart.
Think of it like this: Suppose you have 2 ice skaters facing each other with one bowling ball. One ice skater throws the bowling ball at the other who catches it. What happens? Well the momentum of the ball sends him backward a bit. If they keep playing catch, the skaters will move apart.
This is essentially how magnets with like poles facing each other, or charged particles with like charges repel. Instead of bowling balls, the mediator of the force is virtual photons.
Anywho...funny thing about virtual photons is they are so fleeting, they only exist for extremely short periods of time. They are incredibly hard to detect.
By the way, that "god particle" the higgs boson recently discovered at CERN that made the news recently is also a mediator particle. It is the mediator of the higgs field, the field that gives all matter it's mass. The mediator particle for gravitation would be the graviton, so far undiscovered.
I wonder if/when they will ever discover that, or even if it exists at all.