Saturday, 4 August 2012

Unburdening

I need to get something off my chest. It's been bugging me for years, ever since I was a little girl and first learnt the lyrics to the rainbow song;

Red and yellow and pink and green,
Purple and orange and blue,
I can sing a rainbow,
Sing a rainbow too

THERE IS NO PINK IN THE RAINBOW.

There is no pink light anywhere, it doesn't exist. Even in rainbows, even in gay bars.

There, I've said it.
I feel better now.    
Thank you.

2 comments:

  1. Surely the rainbow is caused by the different wavelengths of light being bent a different amount when entering/ leaving water. As such if there is a wavelength of light we see as pink (and I can see pink i dont know about you) then it's there, just as the ultraviolet and infra red are!..... It's not a primary colour as I am sure you remember from lighting design lectures but it's there! ;)
    Guess who x

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    1. Nope, 'fraid not, there isn't a 'pink wavelength' - http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/nstv/2011/10/one-minute-physics-why-there-is-no-pink-light.html

      The physics is the easy bit, guessing who you are is pretty challenging though?

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