The Limits of Crayola

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Crayola’s Law states that the number of colors of crayons doubles every 28 years and most people are able to distinguish about 1 million colors. These two facts mean that the number of crayons will exceed the number of recognizable colors around the year 2362. If you are one of those rare individuals with tetrachromacy then you are safe until between 2530 and 2558. By the way, in 2362 a box of crayons will weigh 5.4 tons.

For more information on Crayola crayons see List of Crayola crayon colors.

About Mark Mizen

At Creative Memories, I evaluate photographic products and related materials so that today's memories are not lost to the future and then communicate this information to Creative Memories Consultants and their customers. My interests extend from preservation of traditional photographs to the production of photo books to the expected longevity of electronic image files. My long-term objective is to direct the development of technology that meets consumers needs for high-quality products.
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