Just learned that blue jays aren’t actually blue and I’m just gonna hole up for a few days

@Thomas Wikipedia depicts otherwise: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_jay

:blobcatgoogly:​ Or am I progressing a lot in my color-blindness? :blobcatgooglyshrug:


@Mnemonic they’re actually brown and light refracts to make it look blue

@Thomas same same. Like tomatoes aren't red, they just reflect red light.

reflect/refract, doesn't matter, it matters what it is that hits my eyes!

Like I don't care what comes out the utter of a cow, as long as it isn't reflected/refracted to acid (like the alien blood)... No it's milk, milk is what I get. I don't give a shit if it's through reflection or refraction :blobcatscience:

@Mnemonic but if you crush a blue jay feather it isn’t blue anymore! A tomato will always be red

@Thomas @Mnemonic the sky isn't blue either. neither is the water in the ocean. it's all okay. it's fine. just go with it.

@Thomas @Mnemonic in fact, it becomes increasingly difficult to prove that anything is, in fact, blue.

@djsundog @Thomas
If you think about it that way, you're pretty blue :blobcatgoogly:

@djsundog @Mnemonic @Thomas

While a bit of a tangent since it has nothing to do with blue jay or the color blue at all, I also learned today that flamingos are born gray and only turn pink because of their diet. smithsonianmag.com/science-nat

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