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Re: How many colors does a rainbow have?

by swampyankee (Parson)
on Feb 01, 2009 at 15:19 UTC ( #740544=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to How many colors does a rainbow have?

Of course, I'm tempted to say "42," but will resist the temptation.

I wonder if the number of colors (or colours or χρώματα or 색깔 or 颜色) one sees in a rainbow is as much cultural as it is physiological. See, for example here or here.


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