25 Amazing Facts About Colors That You Never Saw Coming

To get it out of the way, yes, we know that we spelled color without the “u”. To keep things balanced, we’re giving a shoutout to all the Commonwealth English countries here. You guys are doing great, we like your work, and we acknowledge your spelling of “colour”. Having said that, did you know that there is actually an entire science that revolves around color? It’s called colorimetry, or chromatics. Or even just color science for the average folk. This field deals with everything from color theory in art to the physics of electromagnetic radiation and how our eyes actually work. Okay, enough of the technical talk. Are you ready for a taste of some crazy? The average person can see roughly one million colors. But…there is a condition affecting some women that allows them to see nearly 100 million colors. That’s right. They see 100 times more color than the average person. So next time your wife argues with you about the color of your shoes, you know why. And another little tidbit – did you know that night vision is usually green because our eyes can distinguish more shades of green than any other color? These are 25 amazing facts about colors that you never saw coming!

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The sun is actually white when viewed from space. The Earth's atmosphere makes it appear to be yellow.

The sun is actually white when viewed from space. The Earth's atmosphere makes it appear to be yellow.Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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Impossible colors, also called forbidden colors, are colors that are too complex for the human eye

Impossible colors, also called forbidden colors, are colors that are too complex for the human eyeSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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Most people dream in color, but for those of you who grew up watching a monochrome television (probably not many), you most likely also dream in black and white.

Most people dream in color, but for those of you who grew up watching a monochrome television (probably not many), you most likely also dream in black and white.Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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Horses have the largest eyes of any land animal and they have excellent night vision. Unfortunately, their vision is only dichromatic, meaning they can only see two colors.

Horses have the largest eyes of any land animal and they have excellent night vision. Unfortunately their vision is only dichromatic, meaning they can only see two colors.Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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Colorblind people tend to have better night vision

Colorblind people tend to have better night visionSource: wikipedia, Image: pixabay


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