(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…
Alexander Graham Bell and Elisha Gray both filed for patents for the telephone on the same day, February 14, 1876 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eli…
Today I learned of Raphael Gray, a hacker who posted stolen data of over 6.5k credit cards, claiming that the law enforcement was too incompetent to stop him. Gray's arrogance annoyed ex-hacker Chris Davis so much that he found Gray's information and informed the FBI about the crime, leading to Gray's arrest. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rap…
Satchel Paige pitched his last Major League Baseball game at age 59 for the KC Athletics. Before the game, Paige sat in the bullpen on a rocking chair, being attended to by a "nurse". He pitched three scoreless innings, giving up one hit and then walked off to the song "The Old Gray Mare". sabr.org/gamesproj/game/s…
Current Saturday Night Live head writer Colin Jost was first a contestant on the Syndicated edition of The Weakest Link with George Gray back in 2002. Spoiler Alert: He won. uproxx.com/tv/colin-jost-…
The original Hulk was not supposed to be green, but gray. Due to a printing error, the hulk was showed up as green instead of grey. screenrant.com/hulk-grey-…
When you open your eyes in a perfectly dark room you don't see black, but "Eigengrau", a shade of gray that arises from visual noise en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eig…
A man calling himself Jack "Dolly" Gray managed to play several games in the 1923 NFL football season before it was realized he was an impostor who had lied about his background. The impostor's true identity was never discovered. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dol…
One of the popular MCU Character Hulk was supposed to be gray. Stan Lee, who created the Hulk with artist Jack Kirby, often told the legendary story of creating a gray Hulk but when the first story was printed the gray didn't register properly. valdostadailytimes.com/ne…
For the first 6 years of the production of the Ford Model T (1908-1913), it was only available in green, blue, gray (only for the town cars), and red (only for the touring cars). "Any colour so long as it is black" only started in 1914, due to the low cost, durability, and faster drying time en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For…
Today I learned about the Gray Goo Scenario, a hypothetical apocalypse scenario in which all life on earth is consumed into a gray biomass created by self replicating nanomachines wikipedia.org/wiki/Gray_g…
Both the Tibetan mastiff and Tibetan people have the same genetic adaptation to high altitude in the gene EPAS1: the mastiff got it from interbreeding with the Tibetan gray wolf, while Tibetans got it from long-ago admixture between humans and Denisovans academic.oup.com/mbe/arti…
That, at the 1944 World Series, held during World War II, the St. Louis Browns used Pete Gray as an outfielder, despite the fact that he was missing his right arm en.wikipedia.org/wiki/194…
During the US Civil War, Union Lt. Custer (of later Little Big Horn fame) found a West Point classmate Capt. Lea who was fighting for the Confederates and was captured. While recuperating, Lea met and married his nurse. Custer attended the wedding in full blue Union uniform, with Lea in gray. dailypress.com/history/dp…
Parrots live for ages: the African Gray 40–60y, Amazon parrots 25–75y, and Cockatoos 20–60y. Lifespans in captivity are longer than in the wild, as owners are able to provide safety and a consistent, well-rounded diet. thesprucepets.com/how-lon…
The colour that you see when your eyes are opened in a dark room has a name. It's called 'eigengrau', which means intrinsic gray. It's the shade of dark gray people see when there's no light. whatthemicroscopesaw.co.u…
Today I learned about Jamie Kennedy's 2013 new years eve special where Macy Gray showed up drunk, everyone missed a bunch of cues and they were late for the new years countdown before a fight broke out during the end credits. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fir…
As a schoolboy, JRR Tolkien felt "bitter disappointment and disgust" that the woods did not actually march on the villain's castle and Shakespeare’s prophecy was revealed as a rhetorical trick (Macbeth). Later, Tolkien made a point of writing a story where the trees performed as advertised. tolkienestate.com/en/writ…
Today I learned about the longest standoff in American history. John Joe Gray and his family patrolled their property with guns for 15 years after he didn’t show up to court for assaulting a police officer. kfor.com/news/longest-arm…
Along with blondes, redheads are the most likely to gray (or, in reality, white) early on, since their hair already lacks the pigment. Caucasians also develop gray hairs earlier than other races, while Asians are the second and African Americans are the third bestlifeonline.com/signs-…
About the Grays Harbor Lighthouse, in Westport, WA. At 107 feet tall, it's not the tallest but its light is powered by a 35 watt bulb that can be seen for 19 miles or 31km. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gra…
Gray wolves were reintroduced into Yellowstone National Park in 1995, resulting in regeneration of the entire ecosystem [Trophic cascade]. After the wolves were driven extinct regionally nearly 100 years ago, scientists began to fully understand their role in the food web as a keystone species. nationalgeographic.org/me…
A UK study found that North American gray squirrels are smarter than UK red squirrels at tasks to get hazelnuts. Both gray & red equally opened a clear flap to get a nut. But in a multi-step task including operating a lever to get a nut, 91% of gray squirrels solved it vs 62% of red squirrels. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
Gray seals are known to engage in cannibalism nationalgeographic.com/an…
Stan Lee and Jack Kirby intended the Hulk to be gray. But the printing press kept having trouble with the Hulk's color and he kept coming out green. So he only spent the first few issues of his comic being gray. io9.gizmodo.com/the-many-…
Kurt Cobain's hometown of Aberdeen, WA says "Welcome to Aberdeen. Come As You Are". virtualglobetrotting.com/…
The lowest attendance for a Major League Baseball game was April 29, 2015, when zero fans saw the Chicago White Sox play the Baltimore Orioles. Due to civil unrest in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray, there was insufficient security available and no fans were allowed in. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/201…
The Tamaskan dogs are a finnish crossbreed made to resemble wolfs, with their thick coats, straight bushy tails and gray wolf fur color. Despite their lupine appearance, they are a recognized dog breed, and can be trained as therapy dogs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tam…
Today I learned that the youngest person to discover a supernova was a ten year old Canadian girl named Kathryn Aurora Gray. theatlantic.com/technolog…
To pep up the look of a bland 70s Chicago office building, a design firm in 2013 added a 400-foot-tall map of the city. The modernistic 35-storey map is all gray and black except for the representation of the host building (300 S Wacker Drive) --which is shown in red and lights up at night. atlasobscura.com/places/3…
Bubble gum is traditionally pink because its inventor wanted to mask the gray color of the original formula with the dye he had on hand: red. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bub…
During World War II, Steinway & Sons airdropped pianos with large parachutes and complete tuning instructions into the battle for the American troops. Called the Victory Vertical or G.I. Steinways, the pianos were to provide a bit of relaxation. The pianos came in olive, blue, and gray drab. steinway.com/news/feature…
David Gray's album, White Ladder, reached #1 in Ireland in January 2000, but it didn't reach #1 in the UK, where he's from, until August 2001. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whi…
In 2013, a woman got furious at Target for naming the color of her plus-size dress "Manatee gray" while the regular-size dress was called "dark heather gray". Target changed the color name and issued an apology. articles.latimes.com/2013…
There is a medical condition called Achromatopsia in which people only see black, white, and shades of gray. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ach…
A fan once approached Bob Ross and said 'Bob, I could never paint, because I'm colour-blind. All I can see is gray tones'. This prompted Ross to paint an entire painting using only grays and whites omeleto.com/215691/
The iconic iPod headphone wires appeared white but is called "moon gray" because Steve Jobs was instinctively against white products. businessinsider.com/why-t…
Gray foxes can climb trees. β€œThey can climb trees that are straight up; they do not require leaning trees to climb. Not only will they climb trees to escape predators but they also climb to take a nap in a sunny location, and they have been known to hide or sleep in hawk and owl nests.” wildlifelandtrust.org/wil…
, a coywolf (or woyote)is a canid hybrid descended from coyotes, eastern wolves and gray wolves. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coy…
Gray Whale couples need a 3rd Whale to act as a brace while they mate so they don't float apart midway through. sandiegoboattours.com/gra…
Stress causes grey hair by activating flight-or-flight response, which drives pigment-producing cells away from hair follicles massivesci.com/notes/grey…
In complete darkness we see a specific color called "Eigengrau" that's a form of dark gray en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eig…
Spending an average of 27 minutes each day practicing mindfulness exercises increases gray-matter density in the hippocampus, known to be important for learning and memory, and in structures associated with self-awareness, compassion, and introspection over an 8-week period. news.harvard.edu/gazette/…
'Eigengrau' is the name of the gray color humans see in the absence of light en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eig…
The Gray Eagle Award is presented to the Naval Aviator on continuous active duty in U.S. Navy or Marine Corps who has held that designation for the longest period of time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gra…
Today I learned of elder rights activist Maggie Kuhn who founded the activist group Gray Panthers. She advocated for intergenerational housing, opposed the Vietnam War, attempted to reduce the taboo surrounding the sexualities of older people, and believed teenagers should have more societal responsibility. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mag…
Today I learned about "Gray Gardens" a 1975 documentary about the eccentric lifestyles of Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale and Edith Bouvier Beale, known as "Big Edie" and "Little Edie" respectively, a mother and daughter who removed themselves from society, and live in decaying, old mansion. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
Both black and white rhinoceroses are actually gray. They are different not in color but in lip shape. The black rhino has a pointed upper lip, while its white relative has a squared lip. The difference in lip shape is related to the animals' diets. nationalgeographic.com/an…
Colors change with under water depth, turning gray as denser water absorbs more frequencies quicker. deep-six.com/page77.htm
Grey is the british use of the word, and gray is the american use. quickanddirtytips.com/edu…

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