10 facts about red

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10 things you (maybe) didn't know about red!

1. Visible color first

Newborn babies only see contrasts. After about 4 weeks, a baby starts to see color and that starts with the color red!

2. Red hair

Less than 2 percent of the world's population has naturally red hair. In the Netherlands, that percentage is between 2 and 4 percent. The percentage is highest in Scotland and Ireland, between 11 and 14 percent.

3. Lobster

Did you know that a lobster served red was previously dark blue? The live lobster contains a protein that breaks down when cooked and releases the red dye

4. Like a red rag to a bull

The red rag that a bullfighter waves with could just as well be green, blue or yellow. Bulls are color blind and react to the flapping instead of the color red

5. Love

Red is known to us as the color of love, but in ancient times yellow was the color of love and lust. Venus, the goddess of love, wore yellow clothing on images.

6. Colorblind

The most common form of color blindness is inability to distinguish between green and red. The condition is common. In the Netherlands, 8% of all men and 0.5% of all women have some form of color blindness

7. Peppers

Always looks nice, doesn't it, such a 3-color packaging of peppers. If you wait long enough they all become; red! Peppers are picked green and ripen to the colors yellow, orange and red.

8. Lipstick

The most favorite lipstick color is red. Subdivided into hundreds of shades, undertones and types, almost every woman has a red lipstick in her possession. Do we havethe perfect toiletry bag for you to store your lipstick.

9. Red Moon

A lunar eclipse occurs when a full moon slides behind the Earth and disappears into its shadow. This Blood Moon occurs when the Earth is exactly between the Sun and the Moon and the Moon cannot reflect sunlight directly to Earth. The sunlight that shines past the earth is then deflected by the atmosphere as red light to the earth, creating a moon with a mysterious, red glow.

10.Dress Red day

September 29 is Dress Red Day. The Netherlands will go in the red that day to draw attention to cardiovascular disease in women. Unfortunately, this is still too often overlooked in women. They usually get different, less obvious complaints than men. Doctors often recognize these complaints too late. As a result, many women do not receive the right treatment in time. That has to change and the Hartstichting draws attention to that on Dress Red Day!


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