Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Perl: the Markov chain saw
 
PerlMonks  

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.


Information about American English usage here and here. Floating point issues? Please read this before posting. — emc


Comment on Re: How many colors does a rainbow have?

Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://740544]
help
Chatterbox?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others lurking in the Monastery: (16)
As of 2014-08-01 14:56 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?

    Who would be the most fun to work for?















    Results (25 votes), past polls