Coca-Cola makes a special Coke for Jews during Passover, which has a yellow cap, and does not have high fructose corn syrup. insider.com/why-do-coke-b…
The reason so many African flags have green, yellow and red is because of the Ethiopian flag; as one of the few independent African nations during the colonial period, the new countries of Africa looked to them for inspiration en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
The World Mosquito Project scientists cultivate and release mosquitoes infected with a bacterium called Wolbachia. The bacterium is passed down to future generations. The bacterium appears to block mosquitos from transmitting arboviruses (dengue, chikungunya & yellow fever) & Zika npr.org/sections/goatsand…
Before 1954, stop signs used to be yellow with black lettering. This was because there was no red dye that would not fade over time. However, by 1954, sign makers began using a fade-resistant porcelain enamel, and it was declared that stop signs would be red with white lettering. rd.com/culture/yellow-sto…
Greg LeMond, in order to win the 1986 Tour de France and become the first American to wear the Yellow Jersey, did so not only without help from his own team, but had to actively fend off their attacks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
That, when threatened, the yellow-spotted millipede or Harpaphe haydeniana curls up into a ball and exudes hydrogen cianide on its predator, accompanied by the characteristic smell of toasted almonds, being lethal to rodents and birds. It uses chemical warfare on its victims! blog.nature.org/science/2…
Earwax varies by ethnicity. Black or white people typically have yellow and sticky earwax, while Asian or Native Americans typically have dry and white earwax. npr.org/sections/codeswit…
The electronic song "Scary Monsters and Nice Spirtes" by Skrillex is effective in delaying host attack, blood-feeding, and disrupting the mating process of the yellow fever mosquito. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aed…
Today I learned about the Yellow Fleet. During the Israel-Egypt 6-Day-War, a group of 15 ships was trapped in a war-zone for 8 years (1967-1975) in the Suez Canal. While trapped the crews met regularly, socialized & founded an association for mutual support. They even issued postage stamps recognized worldwide. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yel…
In the UK, Superman was portrayed in an anti-smoking campaign against his arch rival Nick O’Teen - an evil villain who looked like a human cigarette butt with yellow stained teeth. The campaign was aimed at kids aged 7 to 11 and 800,000 of them ask for an anti-smoking campaign pack via the mail. comicsflix.org/2018/01/02…
Poppies aren't always red, they can also be white, pink, yellow, orange and purple homeguides.sfgate.com/col…
The cashew "apple" is a light reddish to yellow fruit, whose pulp can be processed into a sweet, astringent fruit drink or distilled into liquor. The cashew β€œnut” is the seed of the fruit. The shell of the cashew seed is used for lubricants, waterproofing, paints and arms production. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cas…
Geoffrey Hughes (Onslow in 'Keeping up Appearances') was the voice of Paul McCartney in 'Yellow Submarine' bbc.co.uk/news/uk-1903292…
There are 400-million-year-old fossils of sea creatures and shells in the yellow band of Mount Everest (which is over 25,000 above sea level), which means this area was once underwater. liveabout.com/geology-of-…
Before 1954, stop signs used to be yellow with black lettering. This was because there was no red dye that would not fade over time. However, by 1954, sign makers began using a fade-resistant porcelain enamel, and it was declared that stop signs would be red with white lettering. rd.com/culture/yellow-sto…
Today I learned about Memphis' Martyrs Park, a city park built around a mass grave of the victims of the city's 1878 yellow fever epidemic and honoring the brave individuals who stayed behind despite great risk to care for the sick and bury the dead. roadsideamerica.com/story…
The ancient greeks thought the body was regulated by four humors (juices): blood, yellow bile, phlegm and "black bile". In a healthy body they were in the right proportion to each other, an imbalance was thought to be the cause of diseases. From these humors we still have words like sanguin or en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hum…
Red, yellow, and green bell peppers are basically the same pepper, just at different levels of ripening. mentalfloss.com/article/8…
The Yellow Rose of Texas is about a woman who is β€œhigh yellow” referring to a bi-racial or light skinned brown person. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Watermelons can be yellow. farmflavor.com/at-home/wh…
The double-edged sword used by Thanos in Endgame was inspired by the ThanosCopter; a bright yellow helicopter with THANOS written on the tail that he piloted in early comics. webbedmedia.com/2019/05/0…
The lens in your eye yellows as you grow older, making blue and purple less vibrant. jbc.org/content/274/46/32…
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…
Bees poop, dropping yellow globs of undigested pollen grains while flying. www2.palomar.edu/users/wa…
Tennis balls are green/yellow because they were the easiest for viewers at home to see on their colour TVs. Before that, they were white artsy.net/article/artsy-e…
Experiments found that the colors of light reflected on crops while growing can affect their products: tomatoes grown over red mulch had 20% higher yield, carrots grown over yellow mulch had higher concentrations of beta carotene, "far-red" light increased the lengths of cotton fibers, and more. agresearchmag.ars.usda.go…
Michael Jackson liked the song β€œBehind the Mask” by Japanese electronic group, the Yellow Magic Orchestra, so much that he wanted to include it in Thriller. He added lyrics, melodies to make it a song about a girlfriend would often hide her emotions behind a "mask" dangerousminds.net/commen…
In the 1980's the yellow pages aired an advert in Britain. The ad saw a pregnant woman with cravings ask her husband for a pizza with tuna fish and banana. Thousands of people tried to place orders for this weird combination of toppings, prompting Domino's to put it on the menu. youtu.be/d6oKNn1oArk
There's a surviving text of an 1121 law in Baghdad requiring all Jewish women to wear at all times: 1 yellow star on their head, 1 yellow star on their neck, a necklace w/ a lead plaque that said "Dhimmi" (ie "non-Muslim"), 1 red shoe, 1 black shoe & a bell on their neck or their shoes wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow…
[] In 19th century New Orleans becoming "acclimated" (immune to yellow fever) was vital for finding work, a spouse, place to live, etc. Black Americans were said to be "naturally" immune by slavers, despite acclimated slaves being more valuable. Yellow fever killed about 50% of those infected. npr.org/sections/codeswit…
Nicholas II, last Tzar of Russia, had a Japanese tattoo of a "dragon with a black body, yellow horns, a red belly and green paws.” He got it on a trip to Japan. Later he was attacked by "Sanzo, a former samurai who fought in the Satsuma Rebellion." All this before the Russo-Japanese War. japantoday.com/category/f…
The fruit, orange, was named before the color, which was commonly referred to as β€œyellow-red.” Hence why people with orange hair are called β€œredheads” and not β€œorangeheads.” mentalfloss.com/article/2…
Sharks are attracted to any high-contrast color, such as yellow, orange, or red. These colors are easier for the shark to see, especially in murky water or up against a bright surface. scubadiverlife.com/shark-…
The color of the Sun is a composite of all visible frequencies of light which makes it perfectly white. We see it yellow because of the Earth's atmosphere. In space the sun looks white. scienceabc.com/nature/uni…
The UK has a road marking to stop people blocking road junctions. The Box Junction is a yellow criss-cross marking and you are not allowed to enter the box unless your exit is also clear, thus avoiding blocking traffic from other directions. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Box…
LIMES are actually YELLOW when they are RIPE youtu.be/2qfLcNUh8-E
David Cook, the founder of Blockbuster, started out supplying software to the oil and gas industries, but his wife made him enter the video business. He began by operating a franchise of Video Works, but when they refused to let him decorate his shop in blue and yellow, he went independent. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blo…
In 1938 Chinese deliberately flooded the Yellow River basin by shifting the river’s course in order to hinder the Japanese invasion, resulting in as many as 800,000 deaths. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/193…
On 9-11 immediately after US airspace was closed, Canada implemented "Op Yellow Ribbon" & landed 250 US bound flights with 45k passengers in 14 smaller airports across the country. Canadians in communities such Gander (10k) also welcomed up to 6,000 stranded passengers into their homes. wikipedia.org/wiki/Operat…
Yellow-bellied sea snakes drink rainwater that gathers on the ocean surface during heavy rainfalls ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
The quarantine flag, also called the β€œYellow Jack”, is an international signal flag that was last flown during the 2002-03 SARS outbreak. The flag is flown from a ship that is either arriving in port with known serious health problems or that has been placed under quarantine. maritimeprofessional.com/…
Mt. Everest guide Scott Fischer claimed, "We've got the Big E figured out, we've got it totally wired. These days, I'm telling you, we've built a yellow brick road to the summit." Fischer and 7 others were killed in a blizzard on Mt. Everest, and his body is still on the mountain. outsideonline.com/1915126…
In 1793, a yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia killed 10 percent of the people there, and forced another 40 percent to flee the city. The city's savior? Winter, which killed off the mosquitoes transmitting the disease en.wikipedia.org/wiki/179…
Yellow is made from half red and half green. We have only red, blue and green receiving cones in our eyes. Hence RGB on computers where yellow is 255,255,0 (RGB). RGB are primary additive colours, whereas RYB are primary subtractive colours. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RGB…
Croatian defender Josip Ε imuniΔ‡ received three yellow cards in the match against Australia during the 2006 World Cup.Referee Graham Poll later revealed that upon booking Ε imuniΔ‡ for the second time, he had erroneously recorded him as "Australia #3", due to Ε imuniΔ‡'s Australian accent. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos…
This yellow-pigmented male northern cardinal is most likely a genetic mutation that renders the pigments the bird draws from foods making it appear with yellow coloration rather than red. This is called xanthochromism; in addition to cardinals, it has also been seen in rose-breasted grosbeaks. audubon.org/news/why-nort…
The juvenile form of the yellow boxfish is dazzling bright yellow, but this color fades away in adulthood. It is found near ocean reefs. When attacked, this fish releases a neurotoxin from its skin that can be lethal to predators. The fish's box shape inspired Mercedes-Benz's Bionic concept car. the-scientist.com/noteboo…
The Indian Bullfrog male, during the monsoon mating season, turns from drab green to yellow in color and their vocal sacks turn blue. Their loud bellows and changed appearance are key in attracting females.These frogs are able to jump right out of water as though on land despite their huge size. zmescience.com/ecology/an…
Butter is yellow because of its natural Vitamin A (source: 2015, HowItsMade) youtu.be/nzRfGc2z7U8?t=22…
In soccer when a yellow card is shown, the referee writes the player’s details in a small notebook; hence a caution is also known as a β€œbooking” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pen…
Today I learned of the Yellow Fleet, fifteen ships that were stuck in the Suez Canal for eight years from 1967 to 1975 owing the dispute between Egypt and Israel. In that time, the crews formed a mutual aid association, a yachting club, and a postal service en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yel…
During the middle Ages saffron was so expensive some traders would try to increase their profits by bulking up the herb with yellow marigold petals. When authorities in Nuremberg, where the herb was mainly traded, found out about these tainted parcels of saffron, the traders were burned alive. theherbexchange.com/surpr…
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…
White tea, yellow tea, green tea, black tea, oolong tea, and dark tea are all harvested from the same plant - camellia sinensis. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cam…
At the Suomenlinna Prison in Finland, the only thing keeping the inmates in is a yellow picket fence. pri.org/stories/2015-04-1…
The accidental introduction of the Yellow Crazy ant has devastated the populations of Christmas Island red crabs. In an effort led by researchers from La Trobe University and Parks Australia, predatory wasps from South-East Asia were introduced to combat the invasive ant supercolonies. abc.net.au/news/2019-01-1…
Red and yellow peppers are more expensive than green ones simply because they are left to ripen longer on the vine. thekitchn.com/the-simple-…
During the 1793 yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia, many black citizens, widely believed to be immune to the disease, volunteered to deal with the dead and dying as white citizens fled the city. The immunity seems to have not actually existed, and blacks died at the same rates as whites. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/179…
Before 1923, traffic signals had no yellow light. Just Green and Red. history.com/this-day-in-h…
The rosy maple moth, native to North America, has a woolly body with delicate silky pink and yellow coloration. The moth's larval caterpillars are known as green-striped mapleworms and they feed on maple leaves. The larvae undergo five instars prior to adulthood whereupon they no longer feed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dry…
– Police front man Sting got his nickname from his habit of wearing a black and yellow sweater with hooped stripes when playing with the Phoenix Jazzmen. According to Sting, "they thought I looked like a wasp". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sti…
China blocked searches for "big yellow duck" because activists photoshopped Florentijn Hofman's Rubber Duck sculpture into the Tank Man photo rendezvous.blogs.nytimes.…
Harvey Ball, the graphic designer who designed the yellow smiley face icon in 1963, was only paid $45 for his work. The Smiley Company, which licenses the image, made $419.9 million in 2017. edition.cnn.com/style/art…
Today I learned of a man that protects the world's rarest colors, some being poisonous, and some very beautiful. One of the colors is a yellow pigment originating from dried cow urine where they were only fed mango leaves. youtu.be/F8aVfqDKx1U
Today I learned of Ohaguro, the process of dyeing the teeth black in Japan. Black dyed teeth are a symbol of status thought to compliment the white painted faces of women. The dyeing was also done to mask the yellow teeth and make the teeth stronger by preventing the growth of cavities. It was outlawed in 1870. jpninfo.com/38502
The yellow jumpsuit worn by Bruce Lee is the same jumpsuit worn by Uma Thurman in Kill Bill scmp.com/lifestyle/film-t…
The first known decorated eggs are 60,000 years old. These ostrich eggshells, discovered in South Africa, were likely used as water flasks. Many were engraved and colored black, beige, yellow, orange, teal and even bright red. cam.ac.uk/research/news/e…
The highest maximum temperature ever recorded in Canada (45 Β°C (113 Β°F) in Yellow Grass and Midale, Saskatchewan) -- is greater than Brazil's highest maximum temperature ever recorded (44.7 Β°C (112.5 Β°F) in Bom Jesus, PiauΓ­) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
School bus yellow was specifically created for use on school buses at a conference in 1939. Attendees at the seven-day conference included paint experts from DuPont and Pittsburgh Paints. The color was chosen because it attracts attention and is noticed quickly in peripheral vision. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sch…
Rolling stone gave Elton John's album 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' a scathing review, despite years later including it as #91 on their list of top 500 albums of all time rollingstone.com/music/mu…
Major Mitchell's cockatoo, like most cockatoos, live for a very long time, more than 80 years. This bird is notable for its soft-textured white and salmon-pink plumage and large bright red and golden-yellow crest. Its habitat is restricted to arid and semi-arid inland areas of Australia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maj…
The slippers of Dorthy in the Wizard of Oz book are silver but were changed to red for the movie to contrast better with the yellow brick road thelist.com/34367/things-…
The Beatles were not the first artist to have 10 consecutive #1 albums (credit goes to Eminem). The reason why was because Yellow Submarine peaked at #2, failing to outsell the #1 album of the time, The Beatles' White Album en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yel…
A scientific paper found that Skrillex's song "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites" was effective in containing the yellow fever mosquito from mating and blood feeding sciencedirect.com/science…
McDonald's in Sedona, Arizona is the only McDonald's with turquoise instead of golden arches, because the government deemed the yellow ones to be contrasting too much with the surrounding area's scenic rock and opted for bluish-green arches instead. rd.com/food/fun/mcdonalds…
After European rule was overthrown, Haiti was divided. The Kingdom of Haiti was ruled by an aristocracy of Black men and women in the North. The Republic, ruled by government of 'Mulatto' men in the South. Haiti would reunite only after President and King died from yellow fever and suicide. travelinghaiti.com/christ…
Newborns can get jaundice, a condition where the skin turns a shade of yellow due to excess bilirubin, a pigment of red blood cells. mayoclinic.org/diseases-c…
There is a disagreement about what color people say tennis balls are, with 52% saying green, 42% saying yellow and 6% saying "other" theatlantic.com/science/a…
The Great Pyramid of Giza was originally white due to β€œcasing stones” and not yellow as we see it today. insider.com/egypt-great-p…
Butter is frequently dyed to give it a more appetizing shade of yellow than it naturally possesses. nationalgeographic.com/cu…
In 1981 the US claimed Vietnam had used chemical weapons on it's own people, saying over ten thousand had died from what was described as 'yellow rain'. The 'yellow rain' was analyzed and found to be harmless bee feces. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yel…
95 species of frog have group sex where the males turn bright yellow sciencemag.org/news/2017/…
Orange, the fruit got named first before the color. The earliest recorded use of orange the fruit in English is from the 1300s. Before then, linguists believe people generally referred to orange as "yellow-red," Δ‘eolurΔ“ad in Old English. mentalfloss.com/article/2…
Nanoscale gold particles are not the yellow color with which we are familiar; nanoscale gold can appear red or purple. At the nanoscale, the motion of the gold's electrons is confined. Because this movement is restricted, gold nanoparticles react differently with light. nano.gov/nanotech-101/spe…
Tennis balls were white until the 1970s when they were made yellow to be seen easier on color tv. cnn.com/style/article/art…
Berghia coerulescens is a species of sea slug, a marine nudibranch, first discovered along the French Mediterranean coast. It also occurs in the Atlantic Ocean, from the Brittany coasts to the Canary Islands. The cerata are bright blue with yellow tips and the rhinophores orange-brown in color. seaslugforum.net/find/ber…
The eight-spotted crab spider (Platythomisus octomaculatus) is one of the most unnatural-looking spiders around with it highly contrasting black dots on bright yellow abdomen. It was found in a forest preserve in Singapore in 1924, and it is among the largest crab spiders at one inch in length. animals.howstuffworks.com…
**tint** is a mixture of a color with white, which reduces darkness, **shade** is a mixture with black, which increases darkness, **tone** is produced either by mixing a color with grey (or by both tinting and shading), and **hue** is how much red, blue and yellow it has. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tin…
Elton John's smash hit "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" was written by his long time partner Bernie Taupin and is about Bernie's rejection of fame, high society riches and his desire to go back to a simple way of living. Taupin was raised on a farm without electricity as a child. ultimateclassicrock.com/e…
The US changed the color of its humanitarian food-rations from yellow to pink to avoid confusion with yellow, unexploded bombs. edition.cnn.com/2001/US/1…
Having clear urine is actually bad for you (you've drunk too much water) while having slightly tinted yellow urine is the ideal color. time.com/4034899/pee-urin…
A that the sun burns white and it's only because of Earth's atmosphere that we see it as yellow. nationalgeographic.com/sc…
The color orange was called "red-yellow" until the English-speaking world was introduced to the fruit that was named "orange." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ora…
Today I learned about the "Baby Jumping" . During the act, known as El Salto del Colacho (the devil's jump) or simply El Colacho, men dressed as the Devil (known as the Colacho) in red and yellow suits jump over babies born during the previous twelve months of the year who lie on mattresses in the street. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bab…
"Yellow Journalism" was a 1890's term for journalism that presented little or no legitimately researched news and instead used eye-catching headlines, sensationalism, and scandal-mongering. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yel…
The Panama Canal project was originally started by the french in 1881. The progress stopped due the harsh rainforest environment drowning out equipment, and yellow fever killing thousands of workers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
The Sun is not yellow scienceabc.com/nature/uni…
In an episode of the Batman series from the 60’s, The Riddler asks Commissioner Gordon the riddle "When is a jet stream like a daffodil?". The answer to this riddle is never given in the series. The answer that was written in the script and never aired is: β€œThey can both be yellow.” batman.fandom.com/wiki/Th…
The saltiest body of water in the world is a volcanic pond in Ethiopia that formed during an earthquake in 2005. Its water is yellow and releases gases that kill small animals that get close to it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gae…
Wheeling Gaunt, a slave who bought his and his family's freedom in 1845 before moving to Yellow Springs, OH. At the time of his death, he bequeathed a large portion of his land and estate to the village under the condition that each widow be given flour annually, which continues to this day ysheritage.org/wheeling-g…

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