We often don't give a second thought to the color of everyday items. Of course a pencil is yellow! Well, yes, a candy cane should be red and white.
But these things didn't always have these telltale colors. Some were changed - to be easier marketed, or for safety reasons. Sometimes the iconic color was an accident during the creation process, or simply the easiest thing people had on hand.
So if you've ever wondered why barns are red or tennis balls are yellow (or green?), read on.
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Barns Are Red Because The Color Helped Keep Animals Warmer In The Winter
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A Red Light Means 'Stop' Because It's The Color That Can Be Seen The Farthest Away
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Denim Is Blue Because Because Indigo Dye, Unlike Other Colors, Breaks In The Tough Fabric
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US Dollar Bills Are Green Because The Color Originally Prevented Counterfeiting, And Was Associated With Stability
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Tennis Balls Are Fluorescent Yellow Because They Can Be Tracked Better On Color TV
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Bubble Gum Is Pink Because That Was The Only Food Coloring Available To Its InventorPhoto: Amazon