The Fruit orange was first called orange by the French dating back to the 13th century. then 200 years later the orange color was announced by the Oxford dictionary. So the fruit came before the color. rd.com/article/orange-wor…
The Olympic flag's colors are always red, black, blue, green, and yellow rings on a field of white. This is because at least one of those colors appears on the flag of every nation on the planet. olympic.org
β€œBlack Forest Ham” comes from the Black Forest region of Germany, where it was originally coated with beef blood to give it its dark color. leaf.tv/articles/differen…
Bell Peppers contain more Vitamin C than oranges do, and contain higher amounts the riper the color becomes. A cup of chopped Red bell pepper "contains nearly three times more Vitamin C than an orangeβ€”190 mg." health.com/nutrition/12-f…
Prairie dog language is complex. They don’t just have a call for β€œdanger”: their calls differentiate human, hawk, domesticated dog, coyote etc. and specify size & color. One study found that they can communicate β€œHere comes the short human in the yellow” (vs the tall human in blue) to each other npr.org/2011/01/20/132650…
In 1981 a group of scientists met to discuss ways of making future humans aware of nuclear waste disposal sites. One idea was genetically engineering cats to change color in the presence of radiation and introducing a cultural idea to run away when you see a cat change color. theguardian.com/environme…
The Inka never developed writing but instead had a system of tying knots called khipu in which the color, direction and structure of the knots communicated different information. While most of it is numerical, fully cracking the code reveal a phonetic khipu alphabet with records of history. discovermagazine.com/plan…
The shaggy coat of sloths are host to symbiotic green algae which camouflages the sloth in trees and provides it nutrients. The green color of the algae makes sloths the only green mammal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slo…
Farmed salmon is actually naturally white in color. It's reddish pink only because farmers add in a pigmenting compound to the fishes' food that changes the color of their flesh, which is more appealing to consumers. time.com/4790794/farmed-s…
Color blindness isn’t common in females because there’s a low likelihood that a female will inherit both genes required for the condition. However, only one gene is needed for red-green color blindness in males. Globally, 1 in 12 males and 1 in 200 females are colorblind. healthline.com/health/eye…
(According to Brent Berlin and Paul Kay's 1969 study Basic Color Terms: Their Universality and Evolution) Names for brown, purple, pink, orange, and gray will not emerge in a language until the language has made a distinction between green and blue. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bas…
Advanced DNA testing used by law enforcement can construct a 3D image of an unknown criminal's face including eye color, hair color, race and facial shape. discovermagazine.com/tech…
In Turkmenistan, colors themselves are considered state enemies. Only white cars are allowed in the capital. Cars that are not white are forbidden from the streets of Ashgabat, the non-white vehicles taken from the owners as hostages and forcibly painted white no matter what. unusualtraveler.com/visit…
A French author proposed cats be genetically engineered to change color in the presence of dangerous levels of radiation, and that a mythology be reinforced in culture to ward people from places where cats exhibit this behavior. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lon…
The "color bars" we see used on TVs are called SMPTE bars. These bars, which were created in 1951 and became widespread in 1978, are used to calibrate color and audio levels for taped recordings. vice.com/en_us/article/y3…
There is a name for the color you see when you close your eyes: Eigengrau en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eig…
The camera company, Fujifilm, also makes skincare products because the CEO predicted that sales for their film would decrease with the rise of digital cameras. Chemicals they discovered earlier to prevent color fading in photographs are used to prevent sagging and fading skin now. jpninfo.com/104930
An egg yolk’s color can be affected by a chicken’s diet and that a diet of peppers that naturally have lots of red pigment produces completely red egg yolks newworlder.com/article/39…
Thomas Young proved that light is a wave, described elasticity, capillary action, explained how our eyes focus and see color, compared the grammar and vocabulary of 400 languages, deciphered hieroglyphs and contributed to music theory. He is called "The Last Man Who Knew Everything". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
Public swimming pools do not add a urine-detection chemical to the water. No chemical exists that will change the water color around the offending swimmer. This is a widespread myth snopes.com/fact-check/pis…
Goldfish (the animal not the snack food) is a small member of the carp family, were first selectively bred in ancient China over 1,000 years ago, and come in a variety of colors. Various combinations of white, yellow, orange, red, brown, and black are known to exist. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gol…
Many languages such as Korean or Japanese have 1 word for both blue and green. The situation it is used in determines what color the word refers to. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blu…
Most humans see about a million colors due to three retinal cones: red, green, and blue. Some humans have a fourth cone for orange light and can see 100 million variations in color. thecut.com/2015/02/what-l…
The first two African Americans to play Major League Baseball were brothers Fleet Walker and Weldy Walker, who played for the Toledo Blue Stockings in their 1884 season. Jackie Robinson and Larry Doby were the first to breach the color line in baseball's modern era. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/188…
Men are more likely to be color blind than women nei.nih.gov/learn-about-e…
, that chameleons don't change their color based on their surroundings. Rather they change their color based on their mood, temperature, and light effects. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Alfred Hitchcock was afraid of Eggs. He also found egg yolk more revolting than blood because of its yellow color. It affected him so much that he avoided eating eggs so he would never have to taste it. independent.co.uk/news/pe…
The Golden Gate Bridge's famed color, "International Orange" selected by architect Irving Morrow for aesthetics and for visibility in fog, won out over the US Navy's preferred color scheme. The Navy wanted it black with yellow safety stripes --the better for ships to see it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gol…
The obrina olivewing butterfly is the only known plant or animal that is truly blue, meaning it produces a blue pigment. All other β€œblue” plants and animals are using light reflection to seem blue to our eye when they actually are a different color. bestlifeonline.com/blue-i…
Tetrachromancy in humans (four different cone pigments instead of the normal three) derives from female carriers of the genes for major color blindness. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tet…
Violet and purple are not the same color. Crayola perpetuates the confusion by labeling violet as "Violet (purple)" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vio…
The term "Caucasian" was first used for skull traits, not skin color. Caucasian populations were thus not exclusively "white," but ranged in complexion from white-skinned to dark brown. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cau…
Humans are 99.9% genetically identical to each other. The 0.1% difference account for the various differences, like skin color, hair color, eyes, and even diseases. sitn.hms.harvard.edu/flas…
The Philippine flag changes depending on if the nation is at war. The red represents bravery, whereas the blue represents peace. During war times, the red color is placed on top. During a coup in 1989, insurgent soldiers would invert their flags, indicating they are at war. content.time.com/time/mag…
The original orange (fruit) was tangerine-pomelo hybrid. And the color was originally green instead of orange. rd.com/list/interesting-f…
Dogs are not colorblind, they just can't see quite as many colors on the spectrum as humans. In fact, their vision is better than humans when detecting motion or in the absence of light. It is believed they may even be able to see ultraviolet. livescience.com/46565-are…
While the Snellen eye-chart is the most common, created in 1862, the Mayerle eye test chart created in 1907 tested acuity, astigmatism, muscular stength of the eyes and color vision resource.nlm.nih.gov/1015…
In Thailand, each day of the week has a color and a god who protects it. In the past, people would wear the color assigned to each day. Now most people just use their personal lucky color which is based on the day they were born. iamkohchang.com/blog/colo…
Euro banknotes and coins were designed with the visually impaired in mind - there are physical characteristics built in to coins and bills, such as different sizes, weights and colors, ridges and raised print. ecb.europa.eu/euro/visual…
The first mixed-race Miss Universe Japan winner, Ariana Miyamoto, was inspired to compete after her biracial Japanese friend committed suicide. Her goal was to help people being bullied over their skin color. tokyoweekender.com/2015/0…
Although red, yellow and green LED lights have been widely available since the 1960s, blue and white LEDs did not exist until the 1990s. The people who invented the blue LED won the Nobel prize for it in 2014, as it finally allowed for them to display the full color spectrum with LEDs. physicsworld.com/a/my-fav…
The second place winner for the illusion of the year contest used two visual Phenomena; One that creates the illusion of direction allowing the viewer to change which way the dots appear to go, and another that changes the color of the dots. youtu.be/rFDDvwTjT5A
Up until 1972, tennis balls used to be black and white, and were changed to their neon color today because people had trouble seeing them on television. cnn.com/style/article/art…
Pepsi spent millions of dollars on a logo redesign in 2009. The three different colored sections are supposed to resemble the U.S flag. The colors are supposed to represent earth's magnetic fields, feng shui, and the theory of relativity. It also has references to the Mona Lisa. designyourway.net/blog/gr…
The rarest natural hair color in the world is red, with only 1-2% of the world population having natural red hair. Second is blond, with 3%, then brown/brunette, with 11%, and finally black with 75-85%. skincaregeeks.com/rarest-…
The color of Siamese cats' fur is temperature sensitive. At birth, they are all white, but they develop dark patches (known as "points") on the colder parts of their bodies after a few weeks. Cats raised in colder climates have noticeably more points or are even completely dark. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sia…
While the British TV show "The Avengers" started being filmed in color in 1966, UK viewers could only watch it in black and white, as there was no color broadcasting in their country. However, this decision was made with US export in mind, as Americans already did have color television in 1966. shropshirestar.com/news/l…
The creator of Clarissa Explains It All had a strict rule about not allowing the color purple on set, requiring parts of the set to be repainted. When asked about this rule, he revealed that it was completely arbitrary, only existing to make him seem more assertive as someone new in the business mentalfloss.com/article/6…
Wataru Misaka broke the color barrier by being the first non-white person in the NBA. wikipedia.org/wiki/Wataru…
The quadrantid meteor shower is named after an obsolete constellation called Quadrans Muralis that is no longer recognized by astronomers. During their peak which lasts only a few hours, the meteors look like bright fireballs of light and color that persist longer than an average meteor streak. solarsystem.nasa.gov/aste…

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