The Yellow and Purple Wiggle of the New Wiggles got married, then divorced, and are still in the same band together smh.com.au/entertainment/…
So many Purple Hearts were produced in anticipation of the allied invasion of Japan in WWII they have still not been used up, through Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq and all other conflicts. (The Purple Heart is awarded for wounds sustained in combat with the enemy). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pur…
(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…
Prince originally wrote "Purple Rain" as a country song and intended it to be a collaboration with Stevie Nicks, but she felt too overwhelmed to do it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pur…
Cats have vision similar to colour-blind humans. Cats can only see shades of blue and green. They may find red and pinks confusing (they may appear greener), while purple may look like another shade of blue. businessinsider.com/pictu…
Coffee beans are not actually beans, they are actually the seed of the coffea plant and are inside the red or purple fruit often referred to as a cherry. Even though the coffee beans are not technically beans, they are referred to as such because of their resemblance to true beans. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cof…
Violet and purple are not the same color. Crayola perpetuates the confusion by labeling violet as "Violet (purple)" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vio…
There are two rhymes in English for purple: curple, a strap passing under a horse’s tail, and hirple, to walk along dragging one leg behind the other. everything2.com/title/Thi…
Today I learned about The 442nd Infantry Regiment, which was comprised almost entirely of Japanese American soldiers during WW2. In total, about 18,000 men served, ultimately earning 9,486 Purple Hearts and 21 Medals of Honor, making it the most decorated combat unit in US history. goforbroke.org/learn/hist…
Carrots were originally purple zmescience.com/other/purp…
Lawrence Fishburne, aka Morpheus from The Matrix, played a purple chaps-wearing cowboy on Pee-wees Playhouse screenrant.com/peewees-pl…
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…
Today I learned of The Purple Earth Hypothesis Which States that Photosynthetic Life Forms of Early Earth were Retinal-Based Rather than Chlorophyll-Based, Making Earth Appear Purple Rather than Green en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pur…
Today I learned of Adam Purple, who single-handedly built a 15,000 sq ft. community garden on the site of an abandoned lot in Manhattan in 1975. This act of guerrilla gardening was bulldozed by NYC in 1986. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gue…
Rainbow was formed by former Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and vocalist James Dio from Elf. Dio would eventually leave the band to join Black Sabbath, only to go solo after a couple of years and be replaced by Ian Gillan, former vocalist of Deep Purple. everythingisnoise.net/fea…
There used to be a purple M&M before they switched it tan and then, finally, blue teenvogue.com/story/the-r…
Major Arthur Wermuth, the β€œOne-Man Army of Bataan”, killed 116 Japanese soldiers and earned a Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star, and three Purple Hearts before being captured in April 1942. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art…
The reason purple was so highly valued in the ancient world for centuries, is because the only known dye was extracted from a very rare type of sea snail. In fact, there was only one place in the world it was harvested; the Phoenician city of Tyre. history.com/news/why-is-p…
Purple Skittles are grape flavoured in the USA rather than blackcurrant (in the UK) due to a ban introduced in 1629. Although it's been lifted, only 0.1% of american have eaten a blackcurrant. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
Before Japan surrendered to end WW2, the US armed forces ordered over 1 million Purple Heart medals in anticipation of a difficult land invasion. That stock is still being used today. warhistoryonline.com/inst…
Today I learned of the Black Diamond Apple- a rare breed of apple with dark purple, almost black appearing skin. It is cultivated in Tibet, and its color is the result of the region's high altitudes. odditycentral.com/foods/b…
Samuel L Jackson wanted a purple lightsaber so he would be noticeable in Attack of the Clones, and that he has the prop at home with, "Bad Mother f***er," inscribed in the hilt of it. youtu.be/ubyo5eZz_Jc
Today I learned about Tyrian Purple, a purple dye collected from sea snails. It was worth more than gold due to its labor-intensity, and the process of harvesting it produced a stench so foul that it's likely why the Talmud permits women to divorce a husband who became a dyer after marriage. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyr…
In Pfeiffer Beach, a purple garnet beach in Big Sur, California, its entirely legal to be completely naked despite state law. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pfe…
A shade of purple called "rebeccapurple" in web development is a memorial to Rebecca Alison Meyer, daughter of CSS developer Eric Meyer. Rebecca passed away on her sixth birthday from brain cancer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eri…
The cover art for Prince's 2013 single "Breakfast Can Wait" was Dave Chappelle dressed as "Purple Rain" era Prince holding a plate of pancakes from a 2004 sketch. hollywoodreporter.com/liv…
Actor/singer Sheb Wooley, who sang β€œThe Purple People Eater” is also the voice of the famous Wilhelm scream sound effect used in movies like Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Toy Story, and more. youtu.be/Zf8aBFTVNEU
Blue M&Ms didn't exist until 1995, when a poll was held to replace the tan shade of M&M that was deemed redundant in addition to the brown M&M. Of pink, blue, and purple, blue won. sallybernstein.com/food/s…
, Joseph Beyrle, an American Paratrooper, fought for both the US and the Soviet Union in WW2. He was captured in Normandy, sent to a POW Camp, escaped, joined the Red Army and liberated the camp he had just escaped from. He later met Marshal Zhukov and won the Purple Heart for his Service. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos…
Today I learned about the presocratic philosopher Empedocles. He claimed to have magical powers and a divine status, and would walk around Sicily in a large purple robe. Apparently, he died when he jumped into Etna, an active volcano, to prove to his followers that he really was a god. iep.utm.edu/empedocl/
J.P. Morgan was sensitive about his nose- it was inflamed and purple due to rhinophyma. He hated being photographed and always made sure photographers touched up his nose. He lashed out at anyone who tried to photograph him in public, and would hit them with his cane. newenglandhistoricalsocie…
Singer/songwriter Christopher Cross once filled in on guitar for Ritchie Blackmore at a Deep Purple concert when Ritchie fell ill from a flu shot. ultimateclassicrock.com/c…
Al Matthews (actor), who portrayed GySgt Apone in Aliens, was an actual U.S. Marine with 13 combat awards including 2 Purple Hearts. Matthews, who was also the inspiration for Sgm Johnson in the Halo series, was one of the first African American Marines in Vietnam to be promoted to Sergeant. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_…
Chinese folk religion has a goddess of lavatories and concubines- Zigu Shen, also called 'The Purple Lady'. She was a concubine that was killed and buried in a latrine by a jealous wife godchecker.com/chinese-my…
The β€œpurple paint law” became official in Texas on September 1, 1997. It’s a warning signified by painting fence posts purple that trespassers can be held criminally liable for entering the property without the express permission of the owner. uslawshield.com/purple-pa…
Prince asked Journey's Jonathan Cain for his blessing when he had recorded "Purple Rain" because he was worried it sounded too much like Journey's "Faithfully" billboard.com/articles/ne…
Prince's "Purple Rain" reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and stayed there for two weeks, being kept off the top spot by "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" by Wham! faroutmagazine.co.uk/prin…
Weird Al Yankovic wrote the song "Yellow Snow" as a parody of Prince's "Purple Rain", but was not allowed to release it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%22…
The lens in your eye yellows as you grow older, making blue and purple less vibrant. jbc.org/content/274/46/32…
While violets and purples look similar, but violets are a single wavelength and purples are a mix of red and blue or violet wavelengths. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vio…
Prince has used many names in his lifetime, such as Alexander Nevermind, Christopher Tracy, The Kid, The Purple Purv, The Minneapolis Midget, & finally The Artist Formerly Known As Prince. As a child he was called Skipper. musicinminnesota.com/20-f…
Poppies aren't always red, they can also be white, pink, yellow, orange and purple homeguides.sfgate.com/col…
Today I learned of the Stubby Squid. In 2016, Researchers from the Nautilus exploration vessel were cruising along the deep sea floor off California's coast when they came upon the bright purple creature with giant, googly eyes. The Scientists Couldn't contain their laughter. npr.org/sections/thetwo-w…
Prince’s classic film Purple Rain was remade in the Saharan state of Niger, where there is no word for Purple. The film and song have the name Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai which, translated, means β€œRain the Color of a Blue With Red in It.” youtu.be/G-pk03sm9oo
Jimi Hendrix was inspired to write "Purple Haze", following a dream where he could walk under water. Later, Hendrix expressed frustration at being unable to develop his ideas for the song further. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pur…
The Rainbow Eucalyptus tree has multi-coloured streaks on its trunk that comes from patches of outer bark that are shed annually at different times, showing the bright-green inner bark. This then darkens and matures to give blue, purple, orange and then maroon tones. amusingplanet.com/2011/10…
In 1952, at the age of 18, Donnie Dunagan became the Marine's youngest-ever drill instructor. He served 3 tours in Vietnam and was wounded several times, earning 3 purple hearts. He also kept a secret for over 50 years that he was a child actor and the voice of young Bambi. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don…
In 2006 Prince did a 'Willy Wonka' and made Universal hide 14 purple ticketsβ€”seven in the U.S. and seven internationallyβ€”inside his latest album, 3121. Fans who found a purple ticket were invited to attend a private performance at Prince's Los Angeles home. chiefmarketer.com/wonka-s…
Today I learned of a bogus Deep Purple fronted by original Purple vocalist Rod Evans which toured North America in 1980 with shows often ending in riots. The real Deep Purple found out and placed an ad stating that none of them would be appearing. They sued and won and claim to have no knowledge of Evans since. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod…
The colors of a karate belt is based from the Sun. White is birth, Yellow is first beam of sunlight, Orange is growing strength of the sun, Green is growth, Blue is sky & light, Purple is dawn, Brown is maturity & harvest, Red is red hot strength of the sun, and Black is darkness beyond the sun. nymaa.com/martial-arts-bl…

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