History's Deadliest Colors

Can color kill? Not by itself, but humans love color so much that we are drawn to things that may be really dangerous, just because we like the pretty colors.

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The problem was that there was such a lag between discovering something that gave us a wonderful color and the point we realized it was killing people. You'll hear several of those stories in this TED-Ed lesson from J. V. Maranto. -via Boing Boing


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