Everyday things that are the wrong color
Pink Orchid Mantis
On the face of it, this is a classic evolutionary story, and a cut-and-dried case: the mantis has evolved to mimic the flower as a form of crypsis – enabling it to hide among its petals, feeding upon insects that are attracted by the flower.
The Orchid Mantis is beautiful, but it isn’t vain — this type of praying mantis uses its shape and bright, flowery colors to attract food and fool potential predators. While it doesn’t actually live on orchids, the orchid mantis (scientific name Hymenopus coronatus), looks remarkably like a flower, with body parts that resemble petals. It lives in bushes and small trees that grow white and pink flowers.
McDonald’s Hong Kong introduced limited Black & White themed items to their menu including Black & White Bubble Tea, Black & White Bubble Caramel Sundae and a YIN-YANG BURGER !!! Jusss playin. The YIN-YANG burger was just one of my little art projects. But on the real, McDonald’s is now serving the Black Burger and White burger for a limited time only. Check it out!
The Black Burger’s name is derived from the burger’s bun, which is flavored and colored with black squid ink. Between the squid ink burger buns is a layer of mashed potato base, topped with 2 beef patties, lettuce and truffle sauce to finish. Sounds effing incredible right?
Water is blue — isn’t it? Well, it seems Mother Nature likes to keep us on our toes, and that means water is sometimes, well, the color of bubblegum. Australia is famous for some pretty bizarre animals and unusual places, but its pink lakes are in a category of their own. For years, one such body of water has defied scientific explanation, but recent research is changing that.
In the end, they found 10 species of salt-loving bacteria and several species of Dunaliella algae — all of which are some shade of pink or red. While these are all probable causes, they found something even more surprising. A single species of bacterium called Salinibacter ruber was responsible for 33 percent of the DNA collected. Scientists suspect that this bacteria is the most likely source of the beautiful pink color