Months ago, we learned a new Crayola color was on its way to crayon boxes near you. Finally, we have now learned that new color’s name.
Back in March, Crayola shook up everyone’s childhood with the announcement that a color from its famous 24-count box of crayons was going the way of the dinosaur. After much hype, we learned that it was Dandelion that would be sent out to greener pastures (pardon the pun).
We then learned that Dandelion, which was sort of a pale yellow hue, would be replaced with a shade of blue.
Interestingly enough, the shade in question was based on a newly-discovered blue discovered by scientists at Oregon State University purely by accident; they were experimenting with materials for use in electronics when the brilliant, vibrant shade came to light.
In July, Crayola asked people to vote for the name of the new crayon color, since the hue’s actual name, “YinMn,” didn’t seem to fit in a crayon box.
To put it another way, we didn’t exactly start off with a list of winners, folks.
Of those five, culled from more than 90,000 submissions — which seriously makes me wonder what kind of horrible entries might have made up the other 89,995 — one pulled out ahead of the pack to become the new color: Bluetiful.
It’s cute if you really, really like puns. I don’t know how many people like them that much.
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