Shocking: Why pink is just a figment of your imagination. Look at all that.... minus green?
Source: Sunday Mail (SA) PINK doesn't exist. Wait... what? That's right. The colour pink doesn't exist. Apparently there's no such thing as pink light, meaning that blind spot on the colour spectrum is merely a stopgap for all the remaining invisible light waves. Take our test: Stare at the pink spot below for one minute, then look into the white space directly to its right. Take a look - what do you REALLY see? In an incredible YouTube video - scroll down to watch it below - from 'minutephysics', it's explained that pink is made up from red and blue light - which our eyes see together to form pink.
Which is great news for all those maligned for their allegiance to pink, making life more difficult for schoolyard bullies, homophobes and Pink Panther nemesis Inspector Clouseau. So what should we call "pink" if it doesn't really exist? "Minus green". Here are five changes we'd have to make if "pink" no longer existed: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. If you can pronounce correctly every word in this poem, you will be speaking English better than 90% of the native English speakers in the world. « SEXY. Dave Grohl: 'I was ready to quit music. It felt to me like music equalled death. I started praying…' – interview. Camper vans are great, says Dave Grohl, stretching out in the back of one in a car park in Los Angeles.
"Great," he says, "until you have to empty the fucking tank. " He means the bit under the in-vehicle toilet, and having mentioned it immediately screws up his face – grimace distorting the mouth-framing goatee, frown sending out ropes of shoulder-length hair from behind his ears. It's not that the 42-year-old musician is imagining having to clear out any sewage himself. As frontman and founder of Foo Fighters (30 million records sold) and the former drummer in Nirvana (biggest indie band of the 90s), Grohl could whistle and be encircled, quickly, by memento-hungry fans only too keen to carry off a vat of his poop; and besides he bribed the rental company with free gig tickets. He won't be emptying any tanks. Top 20 Motivational Pictures. 6 Insane Coincidences You Won't Believe Actually Happened. Ohio is Full of Astronauts Quick: What's special about Ohio?
Nothing? Well, hold on to your ass. The first two aviators in both Ohioan and American history were Orville and Wilbur Wright, who successfully demonstrated the world's first airplane in 1903. Yeah, it was a piece of shit and it could only fly for 12 seconds, but at least it got them out of Ohio and onto the sandy beaches of North Carolina to test it. "We will call it the 'Get Out of Ohio Machine.'" So Ohioans helped mankind take to the skies. Well, 59 years later, another Ohioan heard that the U.S. government was shooting people into space. Just look how happy he is! First in flight, first into orbit, and Ohio was two for two. Where it Gets Weird: So the Wright Brothers and John Glenn all came from the same state. Ohio, the "I'm outta here" state. First in flight, orbit and the moon--Ohio, Ohio and Ohio. Where it Gets Even Weirder: Oh, wait, no. This guy. America's Freak Luck During the Battle of Midway The July Fourth Curse.
Listen: Samuel L. Jackson narrates "Go the Fuck to Sleep". Author Adam Mansbach, after repeated struggles to get his two-year-old daughter to fall asleep, once sent out a jokey Facebook post reading: "Look out for my forthcoming children's book, 'Go the Fuck to Sleep.'" The one-liner amused many of his Facebook friends, and the next thing you know, Mansbach had assembled some verses, and bootleg PDF copies of the profanity-laced opus were suddenly going viral.
The thirty-two-page Go the Fuck to Sleep was picked up by a small Brooklyn publishing house, and even reached number one on Amazon's bestseller list ahead of memoirs by Tina Fey and Steven Tyler, well before its official publication date, which was yesterday. So this children's book for adults is now a full-blown phenomenon, and has weathered a little controversy, as New Zealand Christian group Family First has lobbied New Zealand's booksellers not to sell the book.
This all makes for an amusing story, but it gets better. None other than Pulp Fiction's Jules Winnfield himself, Samuel L. 2011-05-12-Hobbes-And-Bacon_002.png (PNG Image, 760x1896 pixels) An old lady's inspirational story.