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…
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…
Coca-cola prepares kosher soda for passover. Said soda is marked by a yellow cap. time.com/3769657/coke-pas…
The Canary Islands are actually named after dogs, not the yellow bird It was likely derived from the Latin name "Canariae Insulae", meaning "Islands of the Dogs". gran-canaria-info.com/en/…
Journalistic Objectivity was a concept developed by Walter Lippmann to address the predominance of "yellow journalism" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jou…
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…
William Castle, a b-movie maker, allowed audiences refunds if a movie was too scary. Many abused it, angering Castle. The abuse stopped when he made refund seekers go to a "Coward's Corner" in the theater as a record screamed "Watch the chicken!" and a yellow light followed across the theater. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
, playing dubstep music can be used to ward off Yellow Fever Mosquitoes. A March 2019 study showed when a track by DJ Skrillex was played, female mosquitoes attacked hosts less frequently and delayed blood feeding. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aed…
When Sean Lennon, the son of John, was little, he didn't know about The Beatles because his parents never played Beatles records at home. When Sean saw Yellow Submarine at his friend's house, his dad had to explain why there was a cartoon version of him in the movie. ultimateclassicrock.com/s…
In the original power rangers, the yellow ranger doesn't have a skirt because the character was male in the Japanese version etonline.com/tv/152144_7_…
Despite their wildly different physical appearances, the zucchini (courgette), yellow squash, and pumpkin are different cultivars of the same species, Cucurbita pepo en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuc…
Chris Cornell of Soundgarden once attended a Halloween costume party hosted by Ann Wilson of Heart. The theme was "dress as your favorite song." Cornell arrived in a yellow costume with papier mache around his head, and his face completely blacked out. He was "Black Hole Sun." rollingstone.com/music/mu…
The reason that most pencils are colored yellow is because during the 19th century, the best graphite available came from China, and yellow is a royal color in that country, so that color was used to indicate their high quality and their connection with China southernliving.com/news/w…
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…
Yellow chex in chex mix are made from corn, while the brown are made from wheat. nyulocal.com/the-absolute…
When 10 Downing Street was restored in the 1960s, it was found that its iconic black bricks were actually yellow, and had been stained black by two centuries of urban smog en.wikipedia.org/wiki/10_…
Freddie Mercury's iconic Wembley costume (yellow jacket and white trousers) was sold in an auction in 2004 for just Β£26,290 (US$ 33,951) and has not been seen since. bonhams.com/auctions/1138…
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…
[] The term "yellow journalism" was coined in the mid-1890s to characterize the sensational journalism in the circulation war between Joseph Pulitzer's New York World and William Randolph Hearst's New York Journal. The comic character "The Yellow Kid" featured heavily in this competition. wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow…
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…
There is no discernible difference in the taste of white cheddar and yellow, or orange, cheddar cheese. huffpost.com/entry/orange…
The common saying to identify a poisonous snake, β€˜Red touches black, friend of Jack. Res touches yellow will kill a fellow”, is only applicable in North America wildlife-removal.com/snak…
The Native American tribe Hopi used corn in religious rituals in which yellow corn was associated with the Northwest; blue corn with the Southwest; red corn with the Southeast; white corn with the Northeast; black corn with the Above, and all-colored corn with the Below babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/…
When the first white man came back to describe Yellow Stone and consequentially its geothermal features, his report was considered fictional. The same also happened for the second non-native. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wyo…
The creator of smiley face got paid just 45 USD to create the iconic yellow smiley face. He didn't copyright his work so never received any royalties for it either. rd.com/article/smiley-fac…
Fluorescent substances are added to many laundry detergents because they make white clothing appear less yellow and more white. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opt…
In 1758, Carl Linnaeus, in his book Systema NaturΓ¦, divided humans into five "subspecies:" the white, sanguine, and powerful Europeans; the yellow, melancholy, and severe Asians; the red, choleric, and stubborn Americans; the black, stony, and lax Africans; and the "wild, monstrous" others. biodiversitylibrary.org/p…
The Beatles, John, Paul, Ringo and George do not voice themselves in the Yellow Submarine movie as they were too busy. grunge.com/232265/why-the…
The yellow-rumped leaf-eared mouse (Phyllotis xanthopygus) has an elevation range of more than 20,000 feet, the world’s largest for any mammal. nationalgeographic.com/an…
The 14th Dalai Lama has a collection of more than 15 watches, among them a Patek Phillipe Ref. 658 - one of only 15 made - which was sent by US President Frank D. Roosevelt and is still functional, a Rolex Datejust made of gold and stainless steel, and a Rolex Day-Date made of yellow gold watchmaster.com/en/journa…
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…
Most of the sun's rays are actually green. It appears yellow to us because the sun emits rays of all colors, which make white light, but our atmosphere filters out slightly more blue and violet light. wtamu.edu/%7Ecbaird/sq/20…
In Vietnam, a bridge over 1,800 feet long has along its length a sculpted yellow metal dragon lit for night display and able to spray water from its mouth --but, most impressively, it can exhale giant fireballs. (It's meant to be a visual tribute to North Vietnam's conquest of Da Nang city.) atlasobscura.com/places/f…
Today I learned of the lowland streaked tenrec, a black hedgehog-like creature with yellow-striped quills native to Madagascar. Despite its similar physiology, it is unrelated to hedgehogs, instead acting as an example of convergent evolution. It is sometimes referred to as a "fake hedgehog" wikipedia.org/wiki/Lowlan…
The Magikarp-Gyarados evolution is inspired by the Chinese myth that a carp that swims up the Dragon Gate waterfall on the Yellow River is transformed into a dragon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asi…
The reason there are no green mammals --- mammals are hairy, and mammalian hair has only two kinds of pigment: one that produces black or brown hair and one that produces yellow or reddish-orange hair. nwf.org/en/Magazines/Nati…
Today I learned about the Yellow Fleet, cargo ships which were stuck in the Great Bitter Lake for 8 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yel…
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…
Tons of popular restaurants use red,orange or yellow as those colours makes people hungry-er some examples are: McDonalds,KFC,Jack in the box and Dairy Queen. dvo.com/newsletter/weekly…
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…
Today I learned of Stubbins Ffirth who attempted to prove that Yellow Fever wasn't contagious by smearing vomit, blood, saliva, and urine from patients in open wounds on his arms. While he never got sick, it later emerged that the samples he used had come from late-stage patients who were no longer contagious en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stu…
The sun is not yellow, it’s white. Rayleigh scattering both makes the sky appear blue and the sun appear yellow by scattering the suns rays. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray…
There are lobsters rarer than blue colored ones which appear at a rate of about one in every two million lobsters. Yellow lobsters have a 1 in 30 million chance of being born, and even rarer than that white lobsters have odds around one in 100 million of being born. mlcalliance.org/all-about…
Pixar co-founder John Lasseter has ascribed importance to the film Yellow Submarine, claiming that it brought interest to animation as a serious art form. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yel…
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…
Liverpool's John Lennon Airport has a sculpture of a yellow submarine displayed on its premises. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yel…
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…
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…
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-…
Yellow River (Huang He) in China had shifted its course in 1855 when the river breaches its northern levees, causing the river mouth to be shifted hundreds of kilometres, from Yellow Sea south of Shandong Peninsula, to Bohai Sea, north of Shandong Peninsula. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…

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