So many crazy color names.
Who doesn’t remember the feeling of opening a brand new box of crayons? Some of us may even remember how crayons smell or taste, but who can forget all the amazing colors to choose from?
Click through the link to see the hex codes for all 120 colours as well as learn some interesting facts such as:
- The first box of Crayola crayons was sold in 1903 for a nickel and
included the same colors available in the eight-count box today: red,
blue, yellow, green, violet, orange, black and brown.
- In the last 98 years, more than 100 billion Crayola crayons have been made.
- The name Crayola was coined by Alice Binney, wife of company founder
Edwin, and a former school teacher. She combined the words craie, which
is French for chalk, and ola, for oleaginous, because crayons are made
from petroleum based paraffin.
A new study in the journal Social Science Quarterly examined the relationship between first name popularity in adolescents and tendency to commit crime. Results show that, regardless of race, juveniles with unpopular names are more likely to engage in criminal activity.
David E. Kalist and Daniel Y. Lee of Shippensburg University analyzed state data by comparing the first names of male juvenile delinquents to the first names of male juveniles in the population.
Bizarre it may seem, but a new study has suggested that cows with names can produce more milk than those who are not named.
Studies show that children with odd names get worse grades and are less popular than other classmates in elementary school. In college they were more likely to flunk out or become “psychoneurotic.” Prospective bosses spurned their résumés. They are overrepresented among emotionally disturbed children and psychiatric patients.
“For the last time. Do not tell me where to go.”
Germany has a string of cities that take one through the entire digestive tract: Essen (eat), Darmstadt (intestine city), and Pforzheim (which is close enough to the German word for “fart” to make it a punch line). But are you familiar with the weirdest town names in Germany and Europe?