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Topic: Colours

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    1. Why does the colour orange signify decaffeination on coffee packages? (Contributed by Cathy Grubman Quirks Newspaper)
    2. How come the Yellow Pages don't come in colours? (Contributed by Jim Adams)
    3. Who comes up with those corny names for different coloured lipsticks? (Contributed by Don F.)
    4. Why are there two sets of primary colours? (Contributed by Don F.)
    5. Why is it that you have to be blue when you're sad? Why can't you be red orange or purple? (Contributed by Pat F.)
    6. When you choke a Smurf what colour does it turn? (Contributed by Don F.)
    7. Where is 'The Blue' that people are always coming out of? (Contributed by Alex Petty)
    8. Who named the colours in the Crayola Box? (Contributed by Paula Pence)
    9. The colour green typically symbolizes to go ahead with no problems so why do we refer to someone who has just started to do something new and is bumbling around and not getting anything done as being green at it? (Contributed by Don F.)
    10. Why is blue considered a boy's colour? (Contributed by MailBits.com)
    11. If a chemist invents a new paint colour is it a pigment of his imagination? (Contributed by Gary Dominick)
    12. Why is the world colourful when life is monochrome? (Contributed by Daniel Cyre)
    13. Why is the sky blue? (Contributed by Don F.)
    14. If the sky was RED would blue cars be purple? (Contributed by Benjamiah)
    15. What's the deal with colours and cartoon characters? You know, like GREEN Lantern, GREEN Arrow, and the GREEN Hornet. Why isn't the Flash called RED Flash? (Contributed by Gee)
    16. Why doesn't the colour BLACK attract things that are also black, so you wouldn't be able to see it, instead of attracting bright colours that you can see? (Contributed by Lisa Hall)
    17. Why do we turn green with envy? (Contributed by MailBits.com)
    18. Who decided on the names of the colours? (Contributed by Bob Caluorie)
    19. Do we all perceive colours differently? What I see as red could really be blue to you, but since red to me has been blue to you since birth, how would we know the difference? (Contributed by Ossie Michelin)
    20. People who were blind since birth have no idea what sight or colour looks like, right? So, what if we were all 'blind' to a certain sense? In this case, we would have no idea that it exists, and the ones that do either couldn't explain it or we wouldn't believe them, right? (Contributed by Ossie Michelin)
    21. What do U think the difference is between color and colour? (Contributed by John Foster)
    22. Have you ever thought about how many colours there are that we have never seen? (Contributed by Joe)
    23. Do you think anybody, before the 20th century, ever saw the colour neon green in their lifetime? (Contributed by Joe)
    24. How can Red Orange and Orange Red be different colours? (Contributed by Pk)
    25. How do we know the sky isn't green and we're just colour blind? (Contributed by Art Harden)
    26. Can you make up a new colour never before seen? (Contributed by Marlis)
    27. If you were never taught the basic colours then would you be able to see them and tell the difference between them? (Contributed by Anthony from Georgia)
    28. How come we colour our hair, whiten our teeth, bronze our bodies, and nuke our food, and then worry about harmful chemicals in the environment? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    29. Why is it that we can feel blue but not green or pink? (Contributed by Kiani)
    30. When you look at an object, a non-colourblind person could say 'Hey, thatís orange', but what if it is really blue, and you were just taught to say thatís orange? (Contributed by Josh)
    31. Why is an Indian Red crayon brown in colour? And why hasn't Crayola been forced to change the name to something more politically correct? (Contributed by Serina Pottinger)
    32. If shampoo comes in so many colours, why is the lather on your head always white? (Contributed by Chuck)
    33. Why are Christmas colours red and green when Santa's suit is red and white? (Contributed by Charlie)
    34. Can being green with envy make you blue? (Contributed by J. Bland)
    35. Can a mad, colour-blind person see red? (Contributed by J. Bland)
    36. What colour is a Freudian Slip? (Contributed by SpiritDancer)
    37. Why is clear considered a colour? (Contributed by B.C.)
    38. Why is a rainbow made of only 8 colours? (Contributed by Tom)
    39. How come when you shut your eyes real tight you see pretty colours? (Contributed by Chelsea)
    40. If small lies are white, what colour are big lies? (Contributed by Ralphie)
    41. Why do more people use blue toothbrushes than red ones? (Contributed by Will)
    42. Even though we think a colour is red, is it actually the same "red" to somebody else? (Contributed by Pat F.)
    43. If you shine a red light on a white wall, is the wall white or red? (Contributed by Janet Z.)
    44. Do colours look the same to every person? (Contributed by Janet Z.)
    45. Are there colours we can't see? (Contributed by Janet Z.)
    46. Why are smiley faces yellow? Why aren't they red or blue or green? (Contributed by Sarah)
    47. Why is the grass green? (Contributed by Steve P)
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