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The Onion: IEC to Phase Orange from Visible Light Spectrum

Satirical site The Onion recently published an article claiming the International Commission on Illumination plans to eliminate orange from the visible light spectrum, citing it as an unpopular relic of the 1970s.

“It’s a classic color, but after thorough consideration, we’ve decided it’s time to make room for some new entries in the visible spectrum, and orange was the obvious first one to go,” said ICI vice president Arthur Wright, confirming that the commission’s decision to eliminate the hue from the electromagnetic spectrum was unanimous, with some members going as far to say they “couldn’t wait” to see it gone.

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Craig DiLouie


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