One of these things is not like the other III

Written By: - Date published: 7:03 am, April 18th, 2009 - 20 comments
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One of these things is not like the other…

One of these things is not quite the same.

Can you guess which one is not like the other…

Can you tell me before I finish the game?

20 comments on “One of these things is not like the other III”

  1. r0b 1

    Yellow isn’t a primary colour.

  2. Johnty Rhodes 2

    yellow is, green is yellow plus blue

  3. Ron Shaw 3

    Red is terminally unpopular?

  4. dave 4

    Yellow is not a primary colour, it is not a political party colour. ( and why is blue on the left and red on the right).

  5. QoT 5

    Yellow *used* to be a political party colour. Thank God it isn’t any more.

    Yellow isn’t a primary colour if you’re talking about light, green isn’t a primary colour if you’re talking about paints.

  6. yellow is a primary colour period in whatever system, light, Ink and paint.
    Green while it shows in a rainbow is not considered a primary but a secondary colour but secondary as it is yellow plus blue mixed.

    Green, blue and red are political colours and yellow is the colour of cowardice or funny enough in earlier heraldry it stood for honour and loyalty. Hm.

    Captcha: hairdos and yuks. LOL.

  7. gingercrush 7

    Is that yellow? It looks like mustard to me. Anyway one of them isn’t used as a primary colour in television.

  8. Ray 8

    They’re all just different shades of blue.

  9. mustard? Off-lemon perhaps?

  10. Brad H 10

    Yellow is for Act, Blue for National, Green for the Greens, Red for Labour….

    Red is the only one not currently in the power-go-round.

  11. Kadin 11

    People who are saying that green is not a primary colour: it totally is. The primary colours are red blue and green and other colours are created through addition. Secondary colours are cyan, magenta and yellow and other colours are created through subtraction.

  12. Ahh what school did you go to? Yellow, Blue and Red are the three primary colours. Green is made with blue and yellow, just as Purple is made with blue and red and Orange is made with red and yellow.

    What is the question anyway? From looking at that colour wheel the only colour left out of the political equation is Red.

    • Maynard J 12.1

      What school did you go to? When I was at school a wheel was round.

      Although I remember a science experiment showed that with a highly corrugated road (viz. one small speed hump tacked on after another, the length of the hump’s travellable diameter being equal to the length of a square wheel’s sides), a square ‘wheel’ would give quite a smooth ride.

      captcha is “The Truth” – You can’t handle the truth! yeah

    • lprent 12.2

      Depends what you are doing. Primary colours are a loose term (as has been pointed out here)

      Red, Green, and Blue are the projection (additive) ‘primary’ colours, and are suitable for projecting pretty colours with light. They are also heavily used in the IT industry. The combination of colours produces other colours by adding frequencies.

      Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow are the mixing (subtractive) primary colors used by the print industry where the frequencies are adsorbed or reflected by various compounds.

      Red, Yellow, Blue are subtractive colours used in the original experiments in the 18th (??) century. However they aren’t really primary colours as you can’t get the full range of derived colours. No-one uses these in practice. They are confined to the dustbins of science.

      Clint: It looks like you were taught by conservatives…. Kind of figures really 😈

  13. r0b 13

    Geeze, doesn’t life take some unexpected turns some times. Kadin had it right, and here’s Wikipedia for the pretty pictures:

  14. Touche!

    Wiki also said – RYB (red, yellow, and blue) is a historical set of subtractive primary colors. It is primarily used in art and art education, particularly painting.[10] It predates modern scientific color theory..

    I’d love to know what colours you can make from Green…..esp as it derives from Blue and Yellow 🙂 meaning it cannot technically be a primary colour.

    I knew years learning from my mad socialist art teacher weren’t completely lost. 🙂

    • lprent 14.1

      When it comes to science, you’ll find that some ‘progressives’ are as conservative as hell. The RYB system was like trying to get planetary orbits to go in perfect circles. They had to keep adding more ‘secondary’ colors to get the colours they wanted.

      try this one (there are better). Put in RGB values from 0,0,0 (black) to 255,255,255 (white). As I said I use RGB all of the time for projected colours for monitors.

      • The Baron 14.1.1

        well done team, you’ve mananged to well “geek up” what was (I think) a light hearted question!

    • Mello C 14.2

      You can make lots of colours with green, provided you’re mixing with light. The three primary colours on the screen you are reading this on are Red, Green and Blue. When all three subpixels are on together, we percieve them a a solid white pixel. This is known as an ‘additive’ process.

      Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow are the primary colours used in a ‘subtractive’ process, such as printing, when colours are being ‘subtracted’ from already white paper, for instance. Mixed together, these three colours make a slightly off black.

  15. Con 15

    RGB are primary colours because they are the regions of the electromagnetic spectrum which are detected by cells in the retinas of most humans.

    I say “most” because about 1 in 10 males is missing one of the three, and I believe about 1 in 100 women. Also, some women have a 4th colour-detecting cell in their retinas; the 4th primary colour gives them extra richness of colour perception.

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