15 “Never Before Heard” Facts About / Concerning / Encompassing the Color YELLOW:
Oooo….pretty yellow things!
- Lemons are yellow.
- Black Cat fireworks originated in China where the color yellow represents the center of everything, good luck and freedom from worldly care.
- The color yellow evokes a feeling of optimism, clarity and warmth.
- Originally, sending yellow tulips meant “hopeless love.”
- Yellow has good visibility and is often used as a color of warning. (Hello, traffic signs!)
- In the Middle Ages, actors portraying the dead in a play wore yellow.
- Yellow promotes energy and stimulates the appetite. (Hello, McDonalds golden arches!)
- Match.com advises that if yellow is your favorite color, you should temper the use of the word “I” when you’re interest in someone, lest you come across as too egocentric. They also caution that if you’re dating someone whose favorite color is yellow, “make sure to jump in and share stories about yourself, since this person may not give you much room.”
- Some companies who incorporate yellow into their advertising are Nikon, IMDB, Ferrari, IKEA and the Yellow Pages (Duh.)
- The hexadecimal code for Lemon Yellow is #FCF141.
- Big Bird is yellow! He is also 8’2” tall! He can roller skate, ice skate, dance, sing, write poetry, draw and even ride a unicycle!
- Yellow is the favorite color of model Tyra Banks and actress Reese Witherspoon.
- In the 17th century, painters used Indian yellow made from the concentrated urine of cows that lived on nothing but mango leaves.
- Beer is yellow. (Or Golden.)
- Okay, this is a long one, folks! During the 1800s, the best graphite in the world came from China. American pencil makers wanted a special way to tell people that their pencils contained Chinese graphite. In China, the color yellow is associated with royalty and respect. American pencil manufacturers began painting their pencils bright yellow to communicate this “regal” feeling and association to China. (www.pencils.com)
(Please take some of these facts with a grain of salt as several most of them were found on the internet… But you know what they say: if it’s on the internet it HAS to be true.)