Tag Archives: Yellow

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: The Real Reason For Black Stripes On School Buses

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: The Real Reason For Black Stripes On School Buses

There’s no denying that the color combo of black & yellow make is eye-catching. I mean, just think of bees, caution tape, Stanley tools…lots more. But the black stripes on yellow school buses aren’t just for aesthetics. Those black stripes that run along the sides & back of the school bus are actually metal “rub…Read More

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: What Color Is A Tennis Ball Really?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: What Color Is A Tennis Ball Really?

How each of us sees the world is, of course, subjective. But, some colors are meant to be constant. Oranges are forever orange. Fire engines are always red. Tennis balls are always yellow. Or…are they green? Which is it? According to the International Tennis Federation, a tennis ball should be yellow in color, a mandate…Read More

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why Are Legal Pads Yellow?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why Are Legal Pads Yellow?

We have a guy named Thomas Holley to thank for the legal pad. A 24-year-old dude working at a paper mill in Holyoke, MA, in 1888, every day Holley & his co-workers would throw out the “sortings”, which were basically a lot of scrap pieces left over after cutting paper into the correct sized sheets.…Read More