today i learned – fri 22nd feb 2019

we’re going full chicken and egg vibe today … just without the chicken or the egg 😂

#tdil that the colour ‘orange’ is named after the fruit and not the other way around 😱

the colour orange has been used throughout history … even artists in ancient egypt used it thanks to an orange mineral pigment called realgar.

regardless of its use throughout history and across the globe, before the 15th century it had no name in europe … it was just known as ‘yellow-red’. can’t help but feel a bit sorry for poor ole orange. 

it was the arrival of the first orange trees from asia in the 15th/16th century that prompted the colour to eventually get its name 🍊. originally the trees arrived with the sanskrit name ‘naranga’ but this gradually became the english ‘orange’ 🙂. 

super quick one today … either way, this seems like prime trivia fodder 😏 just seems like one of those things you should know 👍🏻

latez 🙌🏻 #tdil


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