• Tue, Oct 18 2011

Video: The Color Pink Doesn’t Actually Exist, Says Science

Did you know that the official color of women is not even a real color? It’s true! According to this cute “One Minute Science” video, pink light does not exist in nature. (No, the Victoria’s Secret store does not count as nature.) What your eye actually sees as pink is a combination of red and blue light, or, to put it another way, the full light spectrum with the green light removed. “Minus green” isn’t as catchy a word as “pink,” but it’s a more accurate way to say it.

Another mind blowing bit of info is that the color pink is what our feeble brains substitute for all the un-seeable wavelengths on the color wheel between red and blue: radio waves, ultraviolet rays, X-rays, gamma rays, etc. So basically, pink is a substitute for something way more awesome. Sounds about right.

(Via Gizmodo)

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  • Ash

    pink was considered a manly colour in pre-WWI times.

  • Caitlin

    NOOOOOOOOOO…. I love pink! Down with minus green! Long live pink!

  • http://bettyherbert.com Betty Herbert

    LOVE it! Germaine Greer has written some interesting stuff about the ‘invention’ of pink – how we haven’t always used it as a colour at all.