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9.99 Out of 10, You Probably Have NOT Heard of These 11 Colors

9.99 Out of 10, You Probably Have NOT Heard of These 11 Colors

1. Sarcoline: According to encyclo.co, Sarcoline literally means flesh-colored. For the ladies, I got a tip for you (this one I got from a super model–wear a sarcoline colored high heels and you’ll look taller ’cause your legs will look longer.)

    2. Mikado: It’s a title given to an emperor in Japan. A comic opera written by W.S. Gilbert. It’s also one of the boldest yellows I know.

      3. Coquelicot: It’s the color of the plant’s flower that is red but is tinted orange, giving it a unique blend of the two colors. It’s vernacular term for wild corn poppy.

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        4. Glaucous: Wikepedia says it’s “bluish-grey or green”. It is used to describe the pale grey or bluish-green appearance of birds and of some plants. Sometimes it’s compared to the powdery color of grapes.

          5. Smaragdine means emerald green. Emerald is one of most  beautiful gemstones. It’s a variety of the beryl; a mineral that’s colored green due to trace amounts of chromium and sometimes vanadium. When you see the color smaragdine, you’ll remember emeralds.

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            6. Xanadu: It is a place of indescribable beauty, beyond luxury, and unspeakable contentment. The color of the philodendron leaf. A nice blend of gray and green that has a calming effect.

              7. Wenge: If you watch those house makeover shows on TV, you might have heard of the color wenge. A dark brown color of wood with the masculine undertones of copper. Wenge wood comes from the endangered legume tree known as Millettia laurentii, so it becomes rarer by the hour.

                8. Falu: It’s the red paint popularly used for barns and wooden cottages. The paint got its origins in the copper mines of Falun, Dalarna in Sweden. Till now it is still widely used because its an effective preservative for wood. 

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                  9. Amaranth: The color of the flowers of the amaranth plants. Obviously, the ones which have amaranth red colored flowers. It was in the year 1680 when it was first recorded to have been used to identify amaranth as a name of a particular color.

                    10. Fulvous: It is at times referred to as a brownish-yellow, or a dull reddish-yellow; sometimes tawny, and it can also be equated to a variation of beige, buff, or even butterscotch. It has also been used to describe certain varieties of fungi to identify a color with greater specificity.

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                      11. Eburnean: It is the color of ivory. If you have the eyes of a painter, or perhaps a good photographer, you will notice that eburnean is not really white. It has a touch of very light yellow. So, the phrase as white as ivory is in effect a misnomer.

                        Original Source: 11 Colors You’ve Probably Never Heard Of by Amanda Green via Mental floss

                        Featured photo credit: Rainbow in my hand/Laurence and Annie via Flickr.com via flickr.com

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                        8 Smart Home Gadgets You Need in Your House

                        8 Smart Home Gadgets You Need in Your House

                        We’ve all done it. We’ve gone out and bought useless gadgets that we don’t really need, just because they seemed really cool at the time. Then, we are stuck with a bunch of junk, and end up tossing it or trying to sell it on Ebay.

                        On the other hand, there are some pretty awesome tech inventions that are actually useful. For instance, many of the latest home gadgets do some of your work for you, from adjusting the home thermostat to locking your front door. And, if used as designed, these tools should really help to make your life a lot easier—and that’s not just a claim from some infomercial trying to sell you yet another useless gadget.

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                        Take a look at some of the most popular “smart gadgets” on the market:

                        1. Smart Door Locks

                        A smart lock lets you lock and unlock your doors by using your smartphone, a special key fob, or biometrics. These locks are keyless, and much more difficult for intruders to break into, making your home a lot safer. You can even use a special app to let people into your home if you are not there to greet them.

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                        2. Smart Kitchen Tools

                        Wouldn’t you just love to have a pot of coffee waiting for you when you get home from work? What about a “smart pan” that tells you exactly when you need to flip that omelet? From meat thermometers to kitchen scales, you’ll find a variety of “smart” gadgets designed to make culinary geeks salivate.

                        3. Mini Home Speaker Play:1

                        If you love big sound, but hate how much space big speakers take up, and if you want a stereo system that is no bigger than your fist, check out the Play:1 mini speaker. All you have to do is plug it in, connect, and then you can stream without worrying about any interruptions or interface. You can even add onto it, and have different music playing in different rooms.

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                        4. Wi-Fi Security Cameras

                        These are the latest in home security, and they connect to the Wi-Fi in your home. You can use your mobile devices to monitor what is going on in your home at all times, no matter where you are. Options include motion sensors, two-way audio, and different recording options.

                        5. Nest Thermostat

                        This is a thermostat that lives with you. It can sense seasonal changes, temperature changes, etc., and it will adjust itself automatically. You will never have to fiddle with a thermostat dial or keypad again, because this one basically does all of the work for you. It can also help you to save as much as 12% on heating bills, and 15% on cooling bills.

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                        6. Smart Lighting

                        Control your home lighting from your remote device. This is great if you are out and want to make sure that there are some lights on. It is designed to be energy efficient, so it will pay for itself over time because you won’t have to spend so much on your monthly energy bills.

                        7. Google Chromecast Ultra

                        Whether you love movies, television shows, music, etc., you can stream it all using Google Chromecast Ultra. Stream all of the entertainment you love in up to 4K UHD and HDR, for just $69 monthly.

                        8. Canary

                        This home security system will automatically contact emergency services when they are needed. This system offers both video and audio surveillance, so there will be evidence if there are any break-ins on your property. You can also use it to check up on what’s happening at home when you are not there, including to make sure the kids are doing their homework.

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