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A couple of guys calculated the average

posted by Jason Kottke   Sep 17, 2005

A couple of guys calculated the average color of the universe to be turquiose. Then it turned out they had made an error and the actual color of the universe is beige.

Reader comments

BenSep 17, 2005 at 11:58PM

They say beige is very calming. :)

JeroenRSep 18, 2005 at 4:29AM

Hmm, I must say I think beige is rather bland. I would’ve preferred turqoise.

MistySep 18, 2005 at 3:44PM

I would love to know why commenters enjoy slamming on this site. It seems whenever the comments are enabled there are always a few people who are outright a-holes. So what if the article is a few years old? There are a few of us who aren’t glued to the internet 18 hours a day and may not have read this. Does it make you feel good to be so crass?

BTW, I believe the universe is actually Harvest Gold like the countertops in my first apartment.

sixlocalSep 19, 2005 at 12:05AM

Our beliefs are fairly commonplace and simple to understand. Humankind is simply materialized color operating on the 49th vibration. You would make that conclusion walking down the street or going to the store.

DougSep 19, 2005 at 1:16AM

Anyone who has ever shopped for wall paints at Sherwin Williams could have told you this. There are *thousands* of beiges. ;)

It’s fun to see how they name them. My favorite? “Urban Putty”.

RyanSep 19, 2005 at 3:27PM

If the color of the universe is boring old beige, no wonder people are intrigued by bright vibrant colors.

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