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Color Survey Results


Who in the rainbow can draw the line where the violet tint ends and the orange tint begins? Distinctly we see the difference of the colors, but where exactly does the one first blendingly enter into the other? So with sanity and insanity.
—Herman Melville, Billy Budd

Orange, red? I don’t know what to believe anymore!
—Anonymous, Color Survey

—Anonymous, Color Survey

Thank you so much for all the help on the color survey.  Over five million colors were named across 222,500 user sessions.  If you never got around to taking it, it’s too late to contribute any data, but if you want you can see how it worked and take it for fun here.

First, a few basic discoveries:

  • If you ask people to name colors long enough, they go totally…

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Look, can we talk about Kangaroos for a minute?


This is Australia’s most iconic animal emblem, the Red Kangaroo, Macropus rufus. An adult male Red roo can grow to be 85kg (which is pretty big for a marsupial) and around 1.5m long (3m if you count the tail). That’s around 190lb and 8 feet (4 without the tail) in length. Also, they’re ripped as, and they all basically look like they should have Southern Cross tattoos on their arms or backs, and their hands have long freaky fingers that make them look like they’re holding huge spiders. They balance on their tails so if you get too close to them they can kick you with both legs to disembowel you with their toenails. I am not making any of this up.

Check this guy out, he’s a bull Red kangaroo.

Also, because they’re used to living on the continent that also produced Thylacines, death adders, and Pauline Hanson, they need to be able to defend themselves using deadly force. So when something threatens them, they try to drown it.

And finally, female kanagroos have three vaginas, two of which lead to uteruses, and one which is used for birthing. Male kangaroos can move their jingly bits around at will, and they usually keep their bait and tackle sucked up into their cloaca (or “clacker”, in Australian)

Kangaroos are great.

Prince George snubs notorious royalist Tony Abbott

Prince George, future monarch of England &co., with his proud parents and Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Evidently the young Prince has heard the rumours. Image

So after seeing a few more pictures of Little Mate over here, I was starting to suspect he suffered from Bitchy Resting Face…



“What the fuck am I supposed to do with flowers? I’m a baby, I can’t eat this”

But then he went to New Zealand and had an awesome time.



So basically he’s just difficult to impress. Fair call.