Sometimes Santa needs a hand. All that madness of rushing about and checking lists would leave anyone a bit harried and a little forgetful. Unbeknown to Santa, my stocking is stuffed with this bin of thread in a rainbow of colors. How fortunate am I–Santa’s helper knows me well.
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Blue has always been my favorite color. The color of the sky and the sea. It is found in brilliance on peacocks and in dusky beauty in blueberries. It can increase productivity and decrease appetite. The color blue symbolizes stability, truth, and peace.
It appears that blue is an expensive and/or poisonous color to make. However, chemists at Oregon State are on the case after a completely accidental discovery. A little manganese oxide, some white yttrium oxide and a bit of pale yellow indium oxide all heated to almost 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit and-voila!- a shocking new blue.
See the NY Times article for a picture of this newly discovered blue.