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11 Facts About the Color Green

The color green signifies nature, life, youth, safety and hope. Green is the second most favourite color with blue being the first. Read the top facts about this color.

  1. Green represents ‘go’ in traffic signals, railway signals and ship signals. It is known as a safe color worldwide which is why first-aid equipment is often green. Fire escape exit signs are green in most countries, although some are red.
  2. Green is the color used for night vision goggles because the human eye is most sensitive and able to distinguish the most shades in that color.
  3. The color green is often used as a symbol of sickness, you’ll most likely have noticed this in cartoons; the character often has a green face when being sick.
  4. In North American stock markets, green is used to indicate a rise in stock prices, however In East Asian stock markets, green indicates a drop in stock prices.
  5. Green has long been a symbol of fertility and was once the preferred color choice for wedding gowns in the 1400’s.
  6. Before the 1950’s Santa’s suit was originally green until Coca-Cola bought him out and changed his suit to red.
  7. In high schools in the United States during the 1960s, it was believed that if someone wore green on Thursdays, it meant that they were gay.
  8. Green is the national color of Ireland.
  9. Green was a sacred color to the Egyptians representing the hope and joy of spring. The floors of the temples were green.
  10. Suicides dropped by 34% when London’s Blackfriar Bridge was painted green.
  11. Kermit the Frog doesn’t find it easy bein’ green!


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  1. Justin G - 3 March 2016 - Reply

    I think is green is calming

  2. BLUE LOVER - 5 June 2014 - Reply

    Lol very cool I copied and pasted it for my school home work, thanks dude :-p But I’m still going with blue being best…lol WELDONE thnx mate it helps :-p

  3. ?!#&%*@ - 13 April 2013 - Reply

    dude i love this site! its damn fun :P

  4. Eli - 1 April 2013 - Reply

    Green is definitely my favorite color

  5. elia asmadi - 18 June 2012 - Reply

    green is most favoured by someone who really love nature , relaxing n it is symbolises self – respect..

  6. anonymous - 28 April 2012 - Reply

    awesome totally awesome!

  7. Luke Ward - 17 April 2010 - Reply

    Technically, Black isn’t a colour, it’s a shade!

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