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seelenamt
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11:02:16 AM Jun 17th 2014
The Isaac Newton bit- I could easily be completely ignorant, but I was always taught that there /were/ seven colors in the visible spectrum
NotJim99
04:18:09 PM Jun 22nd 2014
edited by 50.151.14.126
Here's what The Other Wiki has to say on the subject:

Newton divided the spectrum into seven named colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. He chose seven colors out of a belief, derived from the ancient Greek sophists, of there being a connection between the colors, the musical notes, the known objects in the solar system, and the days of the week. The human eye is relatively insensitive to indigo's frequencies, and some otherwise-well-sighted people cannot distinguish indigo from blue and violet. For this reason, some later commentators, including Isaac Asimov, have suggested that indigo should not be regarded as a color in its own right but merely as a shade of blue or violet.
ChrisValentine
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01:19:25 PM May 3rd 2014
The Ben Carson bit is just blatant political trolling.
Candi
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05:32:09 AM Jan 28th 2013
edited by Candi
One of the blue links under J. Edgar Hoover links to Villainous Crossdresser.

Um, no. That's one thing he didn't do.

Susan Rosenstiel confessed she'd made it up pretty much of whole cloth. She didn't like Hoover much, but her husband was powerful enough she could get away with actually expressing it. Follow some of the links for more details. It's rather interesting.

More interesting is the story of his birth certificate. Hoover was born at a time where recording fractions of race on the certificate was still done, and not for health history reasons. According to one documentary I saw, all of Hoover's siblings had birth certificates that recorded them as having a fraction of black race. Hoover's, after he became head of the FBI, recorded that he was completely white.

I have no idea how true it actually is (even the best documentary can get things wrong), but I find the power, paranoia, and racism it indicates far more interesting then the female clothes thing.
IronLion
05:33:53 AM Jan 28th 2013
I think that can safely be zapped, for the "villainous" bit as much as the "crossdresser" bit. We don't call RL people villains.
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