Fun Facts about the Color Blue

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5 Fun Facts about the Color Blue

There are five fun facts about the color blue that prove it's not just about feeling blue.

1. There is only one color that people love more than any other: Blue

This color gets this stigma of being low and miserable every January, but for most of the year, it is the world's favorite!
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2. Nature's rarest color is blue

That's pretty interesting, isn't it? Our world is surrounded by blue seas and oceans and yet blue is the rarest color in nature - it's above us in the sky, and we are surrounded by blue waters.

Scientists continue to be fascinated by how blue is made because it is made with microscopic structures, which is not pigment - just like how butterflies' blues are made.

It is common to refer to things as blue when they are actually purple, like blueberries. Blue whales are more grey than blue. The rarest eye color is blue eyes - oh and they are even not blue!
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3. Blue Color in culture

The fact that blue can have varying significance depending on the country is fascinating. In culture, this is known as color symbolism.

Blue is a symbol of fidelity in Japan, for example. 'Feeling blue' is a phrase used in the West to describe the sadness and feeling low.

As a color of love and divine joy, blue represents Krishna in Hinduism.
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4. Our perception of blue food is that it is poisonous

The first thing we think of when we see blue food is that it is poisonous and dangerous. It is enough to make your stomach turn to think of blue strawberries or blue meat! Foods in the blue color range do not actually exist, and blueberries are actually purple.

In recent years, blue sweets have become more popular, but a lot of marketing has been required around the color. Blue is often promoted through campaigns that encourage us to take risks and do things we wouldn't usually do.

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5. What is the psychology of blue?

It's the world's favorite color, and we're surrounded by it in the sky, seas and ocean.

When we take a closer look at some of its positive psychological traits, we see that they are mostly related to the mind.

We become clear-headed and logical when we are surrounded by blue, because blue affects our minds in a positive way. Blue in lighter tones helps with mental calm, serenity, and reflection - perhaps explaining the term 'blue sky thinking'.
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6. March's Birthstone

Aquamarine not only March's birthstone, it is also given as a gift on the 19th wedding anniversary. As well as making the wearer unconquerable, amiable, and quick-witted, it was also thought to increase intellect.
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Here are some more Fun Facts about the Color Blue.

1. Studies show weightlifters are able to handle heavier weights in blue gyms.
2. In Ancient Rome, blue was worn by the public servants, which marked the beginning of the idea for today’s police uniforms.
3. In factories, blue often marks equipment to be repaired.
4. Blue is associated with airmail and the navy.
5. A survey has shown blue to be the best-selling color in women’s sweaters because women think men like it.
6. It is the color most preferred by men.
7. The color blue has a Biblical meaning symbolizing heavenly grace. The Virgin Mary is often depicted wearing blue clothing.
8. In India, blue is thought to bring bad luck and is associated with mourning.
9. Blue was traditionally associated with pain in China.
10. Blue is a primary color.
11. 8% of the world’s population have blue eyes.
12. In the UK, a blue ribbon can be the symbol of testicular cancer awareness.
13. In the United States, post office mailboxes are typically blue.
14. Blue is the favored color choice for toothbrushes.
15. The color blue is the least common color in the foods we eat.
16. Blueberries are the favorite of blue foods.
17. Mosquitoes are attracted to the color blue twice as much as to any other color.
18. Bluebirds can’t see the color blue.
19. Owls are the only birds who can see the color blue!
20. Light blue was first recorded as a color term in English in 1915.
21. Blue is often used to decorate offices because research has shown that people are more productive in blue rooms.
22. Blue Skittles was not out until 15 years after the original Skittles.
23. The phrase “Feeling blue” means to feel sad or unhappy.
24. The phrase “once in a blue moon” means an event that occurs infrequently.
25. Sick children prefer to be taken care of by people wearing blue
26. Pantone announced classic blue as the color of the year in 2020.
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