8 Wild Facts About the Color Red

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8 Wild Facts About the Color Red

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By Luke Ward
2016-10-24T12:14:14+00:00 Categories: Art & Design|Tags: , |

Red, the colour of danger, strawberries, Coca-cola and blood. If it’s your favourite colour, check out these top facts about the colour red.

Facts About the color red

  1. Red also means “Beautiful” in Russian.
  2. The word “ruby” comes from the Latin word rubens, meaning “red”.
  3. The color red doesn’t really make bulls angry; they are color-blind.
  4. There are at least 23 different shades of red crayons.
  5. The red stripes on the United States Flag stand for courage.
  6. Chinese brides traditionally wear red wedding dresses for good luck.
  7. Seeing the color red can make your heart beat faster.
  8. As few as two percent of people in the United States have red hair.

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2016-10-24T12:14:14+00:00 Categories: Art & Design|Tags: , |
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    Anonymous 3rd September 2010 at 10:58 am - Reply

    Red does not mean beautiful in Russian. Red is krasnõi and beautiful krassivõi. (I don’t have russian letters on my keyboard so sorry if the words seem a little odd.) But they do sound alike.

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    Philip 20th October 2009 at 2:29 am - Reply

    The red in the Thai flag represents the blood spilled in all their battles to stay independent.

    To be caught red-handed originates from the 12th Century and means to be caught in the act- as a murderer would be should she have blood on her hands.

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    Rohit Rajgaria 19th October 2009 at 10:57 am - Reply

    Red is one of my favourite colours and it signifies anger, rudeness…

    Nice post man!

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    Ravi Rai 19th October 2009 at 6:17 am - Reply

    I believe that RED signifies anger.Red is the colour that one should never wear on Tuesdays from astrological point of view as I am an astrologer.If you believe that if one wears red on interviews there is 99% chance that he or she gets rejected.

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    Ryan 17th October 2009 at 8:16 pm - Reply

    Here’s another one…

    Leaves only turn to red for one specific reason, depending on weather conditions, to reclaim nutrients stored in the leaves.

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