15 “Never Before Heard” Facts About / Concerning / Encompassing the Color PURPLE:
Purple, purple, PURPLE!
- MayeCreate Project Manager, Amanda, loves the color purple so much she calls it her “favorite!” (Sadly, Amanda is no longer with us—she’s returned to school full-time! Go, girl!)
- The color purple evokes a feeling of creativity, imagination, and could make you feel wise.
- People often reference violet as “purple.” However, violet is actually closer to blue, and is usually less intense and bright than purple.
- Businesses who utilize purple in their advertising are the Syfy Channel, Yahoo, Cadbury (Mmmm…chocolate…), Big Brothers Big Sisters and Hallmark!
- Purple represents the planet Jupiter.
- A “purple heart” is a U.S. military decoration for soldiers wounded or killed in battle.
- In Thailand, purple is worn by a widow mourning her husband’s death.
- Grapes are purple. (Well, they CAN be…)
- “Purple People Eater” by Sheb Wooley, written in 1958, is a song about a strange creature (a “one-eyed, one-horned, flying, purple people eater”) who descends to Earth because it wants to be in a rock ’n’ roll band. (http://youtu.be/X9H_cI_WCnE)
- The hexadecimal code for Eggplant is #816687.
- Purple was one of the first colors used in prehistoric art.
- In China, purple represents spiritual awareness, physical and mental healing, strength and abundance.
- Prince (Excuse me, I mean TheArtistFormerlyKnownAsPrince) sings a song about “Purple Rain” which, in 1984, won an Oscar for Best Original Song Score.
- Words rhyming with purple: curple (a strap on a horse’s saddle), hirple (walk with a limp), and turple (to fall over).
- Purple Day, the International Day of Epilepsy Awareness, is March 26. Purple is the color for epilepsy awareness because of the association with lavender, which is a traditional herbal treatment for the disease.
(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.)