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It’s Official: Orange the Color Was Named After Orange the Fruit

January 15, 2014 // 2:07 pm

Here’s today’s just under-useful fun fact, courtesy of those indefatigable trivia-seeking peons over at Reddit. We may never know the order of gallus-ovum or ovum-gallus, but at least we can say with certainty that orange the color was in fact named after orange the fruit.

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