Things You Never Knew About Black: Interesting Facts

A black cat crossing your path is considered bad luck in many cultures, except in England where spotting a black cat is considered good luck.

Black implies weight--people will think a black box weighs more than a white one.

Musicians in an orchestra pit often wear all black during live concerts so as not to draw attention away from the stage performers.

The color black is so widely regarded as sophisticated in fashion that the term "the new black" is often used to describe and give merit to a color trend.

One old wives' tale claims that if a woman is buried wearing the color black, she'll come back to haunt the family.

Dr. Jigor Kano, founder of Judo, created divisions among students using belt colors in order to give students recognition for certain achievements. Black symbolizes the combination of all colors of the universe. From black, all colors originate and sprint up to create the lively rainbow. The Black Belt is the beginning of true achievement, understanding and wisdom, and blending the mind and the body into one, into a unity within oneself and with the universe.

Black gives the feeling of perspective and depth, but a black background diminishes readability.

In heraldry, black is the symbol of grief.

Black Friday Crow Giveaway
I'm giving away one of my black (Friday) crow prints. This is a reproduction print of an original pen-and-ink drawing. The image area for framing is 5 1/4" x 5 5/16" and is printed on an 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of acid free, warm off-white paper. This is also the crow that is being used as set decoration on Charlie Sheen's TV show, Anger Management.

To Enter: Simply email me your name to: Please put Black Friday Crow in the subject line. I must receive your email by midnight this Friday, November 29th to be eligible.You must be 18 in order to enter.

Notification: The winner will be picked at random and will receive an email Monday morning and I will post the winner on my blog and social media sites.

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