Crayola Discovers New Crayon Color By Accident
I know we're all sad at the loss of the yellowish Crayola crayon color "Dandelion" from our boxes. But good news is, they've found a replacement color! By accident...
Crayola has answered the prayers of many with a new crayon color that will be based on a blue pigment discovered in 2009.
But this discovery was apparently an accident... Scientists at Oregon State University accidentally discovered the brilliant blue hue when they were experimenting with materials that could be used in electronics.
According to NBC10.com, Crayola said Friday that it's partnering on the new crayon with Oregon State and The Shepherd Color Company, which licenses the pigment known as YInMn (yihn-mihn) blue.
Crayola is leaving it to fans to come up with a name for the replacement crayon, which will make its debut this year. You can submit a name on the Crayola website.
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