Tagged With colours

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Video: I'm not quite sure how the logistics will work out but I now know that I don't want regular candles for my future birthday cakes. I want melting glow sticks. They burn so brightly, ooze out such spectacular alien colours and leave such a lovely fluorescent goo behind that normal candles can't compare any more. Fire is now boring unless it's coming out of a glow stick, basically.

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Video: There's a moment (before it devolves into some sort of poisonous stew that people in the past had to eat because that's all they had) where some of the crayons have not melted and the melted crayons have not completely mixed together. In that moment, this pan of melted crayons looks awesome.

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Video: The rainbow bagel looks like a Willy Wonka creation crossed with used Play-Doh set in a reality that I'm not quite prepared to live in. It exists at The Bagel Store in Brooklyn, New York and is topped with a smear cream cheese and sprinkles, made with cake mix and is something you can eat. Sure, it's visually impressive and by all accounts, edible, but it goes against all of nature's generous warning signs for poisonous food and is just too damn cheerful to be a breakfast item. And yet it is.

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Video: Skateboarding is already cool as it is. The counter culture, the youth, the loitering, the tricks. It's not like you need to add more to it to make it cooler. Beyond Slow Motion, however, threw in some spectacular colours by putting paint powder all over the skateboard and skate park and then had guys do tricks on them. The colours spread everywhere on each jump and trick and it looks spectacular.

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If you want to scientifically impress your friends tonight (or look like a hoity toity smartypants), you can tell them what the colour of fireworks really mean. See that explosion of electric white? That's white-hot metal flakes. Gorgeous red array? Strontium Carbonate. It's all about the chemicals, baby.

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It's probably one of the most basic philosophical questions of childhood; "What if what I see as red is what you see as green, and we just never know?!" Well childhood and stonerdom. OK, and maybe the rest of us too. It is, after all, an intriguing proposition that mankind's understand of colour is based on a sort of misunderstanding.

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The video description says it's a 60 second experiment with the colour Indigo but that's sort of underselling the beauty of it. There is indigo, yes, but also beautiful smoke, dyed colours and sparks! I don't know why but I've watched it 10 times already.

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These are the top 100 web brands - from computer companies to search engines to social websites to porn sites - ordered by colour. Apparently, the "top brands within categories tend to use similar colour palettes".

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Twenty-eight-year-old Neil Harbisson has achromatopsia, which means he only sees in black and white. You'll notice in his photo however, that he's wearing a camera mounted to his head. This converts colours into soundwaves - making him "hear" colours.

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What could this be? A futuristic mood ring? The view from inside a wormhole? Nah. Those are too abstract. This is based on something all too real and totally inescapable.