What do you know about colour blindness?

DID YOU KNOW? Statistically, 1 in 12 males & 1 in 200 females are colour blind.

Find out which famous footballer experiences the condition, what forms of colour blindness exist and that peanut butter is actually not brown for people who experience red-green colour blindness!

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The technical term for colour blindness is:

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The technical term is Colour Vision Deficiency (CVD). It is usually an inherited condition caused by faulty gene-sequencing in the DNA of the X-chromosome.

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The technical term is Colour Vision Deficiency (CVD). It is usually an inherited condition caused by faulty gene-sequencing in the DNA of the X-chromosome.

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The technical term is Colour Vision Deficiency (CVD). It is usually an inherited condition caused by faulty gene-sequencing in the DNA of the X-chromosome.

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The technical term is Colour Vision Deficiency (CVD). It is usually an inherited condition caused by faulty gene-sequencing in the DNA of the X-chromosome.

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Which footballer revealed his issues with colour blindness on live media just before he was about to fly to Russia to take part in the 2018 World Cup?

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Dortmund midfielder Thomas Delaney called up Danish radio station P3 anonymously, before revealing himself and his problems. He is apparently red-green colour blind!

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Dortmund midfielder Thomas Delaney called up Danish radio station P3 anonymously, before revealing himself and his problems. He is apparently red-green colour blind!

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Dortmund midfielder Thomas Delaney called up Danish radio station P3 anonymously, before revealing himself and his problems. He is apparently red-green colour blind!

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Dortmund midfielder Thomas Delaney called up Danish radio station P3 anonymously, before revealing himself and his problems. He is apparently red-green colour blind!

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How many different types of cone receptors are present in the human eye?

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Within the retina, photoreceptors called rods & cones are responsible for passing the information received from the wavelengths of light to the brain. While rods are sensitive to the wavelengths of light responsible for night vision, 3 different cone types are responsible for colour vision.

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Within the retina, photoreceptors called rods & cones are responsible for passing the information received from the wavelengths of light to the brain. While rods are sensitive to the wavelengths of light responsible for night vision, 3 different cone types are responsible for colour vision.

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Within the retina, photoreceptors called rods & cones are responsible for passing the information received from the wavelengths of light to the brain. While rods are sensitive to the wavelengths of light responsible for night vision, 3 different cone types are responsible for colour vision.

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Within the retina, photoreceptors called rods & cones are responsible for passing the information received from the wavelengths of light to the brain. While rods are sensitive to the wavelengths of light responsible for night vision, 3 different cone types are responsible for colour vision.

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Can colour blindness occur as a side effect of other underlying diseases?

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It can also arise as a side effect of some diseases such as diabetes, multiple sclerosis & from some drugs and medications.

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It can also arise as a side effect of some diseases such as diabetes, multiple sclerosis & from some drugs and medications.

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Approximately, how many people worldwide are affected by some form of colour blindness?

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There are around 300 million colour blind people in the world – that almost equals the entire population of the United States of America!

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There are around 300 million colour blind people in the world – that almost equals the entire population of the United States of America!

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There are around 300 million colour blind people in the world – that almost equals the entire population of the United States of America!

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There are around 300 million colour blind people in the world – that almost equals the entire population of the United States of America!

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Which is the rarest form of colour blindness?

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Monochromacy is the rarest. It exists when no cones or just one type of cone is available, resulting in vision that can only utilize shades of grey, black, and white.

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Monochromacy is the rarest. It exists when no cones or just one type of cone is available, resulting in vision that can only utilize shades of grey, black, and white.

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Monochromacy is the rarest. It exists when no cones or just one type of cone is available, resulting in vision that can only utilize shades of grey, black, and white.

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Monochromacy is the rarest. It exists when no cones or just one type of cone is available, resulting in vision that can only utilize shades of grey, black, and white.

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What kind of Color Vision Deficiency do dogs experience?

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Dogs possess only two types of cones and like people with severe red or green CVD, they can differentiate between yellow & blue, but can’t distinguish easily between red and green.

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Dogs possess only two types of cones and like people with severe red or green CVD, they can differentiate between yellow & blue, but can’t distinguish easily between red and green.

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Dogs possess only two types of cones and like people with severe red or green CVD, they can differentiate between yellow & blue, but can’t distinguish easily between red and green.

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Dogs possess only two types of cones and like people with severe red or green CVD, they can differentiate between yellow & blue, but can’t distinguish easily between red and green.

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What colour do people affected by colour blindness sometimes mistakenly believe is the colour of peanut butter?

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Fun fact: There is a whole reddit thread filled with adults startled by the fact that peanut butter is not actually green.

This is because the colour of peanut butter can appear to them to be the same colour as other items which they have learnt are light green.

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Fun fact: There is a whole reddit thread filled with adults startled by the fact that peanut butter is not actually green.

This is because the colour of peanut butter can appear to them to be the same colour as other items which they have learnt are light green.

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Fun fact: There is a whole reddit thread filled with adults startled by the fact that peanut butter is not actually green.

This is because the colour of peanut butter can appear to them to be the same colour as other items which they have learnt are light green.

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Fun fact: There is a whole reddit thread filled with adults startled by the fact that peanut butter is not actually green.

This is because the colour of peanut butter can appear to them to be the same colour as other items which they have learnt are light green.

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New-born babies are fully colour blind just after birth.

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New-born eyes are monochromatic and they fully develop the ability to see colours only later between 4-6 months.

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New-born eyes are monochromatic and they fully develop the ability to see colours only later between 4-6 months.

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Which leading football league uses a software tool to help avoid kit clashes?

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The English Premier League has earned plaudits for implementing a software framework that detects similar coloured kit clashes for league matches, although the initiative has garnered criticism in recent seasons & especially in 2020/21 as five matches were focal points of debate among the colour blind community.

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The English Premier League has earned plaudits for implementing a software framework that detects similar coloured kit clashes for league matches, although the initiative has garnered criticism in recent seasons & especially in 2020/21 as five matches were focal points of debate among the colour blind community.

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The English Premier League has earned plaudits for implementing a software framework that detects similar coloured kit clashes for league matches, although the initiative has garnered criticism in recent seasons & especially in 2020/21 as five matches were focal points of debate among the colour blind community.

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The English Premier League has earned plaudits for implementing a software framework that detects similar coloured kit clashes for league matches, although the initiative has garnered criticism in recent seasons & especially in 2020/21 as five matches were focal points of debate among the colour blind community.

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Which of these animals possess the most complex visual system – capable of perceiving wavelengths from deep ultraviolet to far red?

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The mantis shrimp takes the cake with a whopping 16 photoreceptors, just one ahead of the bluebottle butterfly which has 15. This is 4 times the number of photoreceptors that humans possess! They can also move each eye independently!

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The mantis shrimp takes the cake with a whopping 16 photoreceptors, just one ahead of the bluebottle butterfly which has 15. This is 4 times the number of photoreceptors that humans possess! They can also move each eye independently!

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The mantis shrimp takes the cake with a whopping 16 photoreceptors, just one ahead of the bluebottle butterfly which has 15. This is 4 times the number of photoreceptors that humans possess! They can also move each eye independently!

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The mantis shrimp takes the cake with a whopping 16 photoreceptors, just one ahead of the bluebottle butterfly which has 15. This is 4 times the number of photoreceptors that humans possess! They can also move each eye independently!

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Which major football tournament caused an uproar on social media regarding disregard for colour blind fans?

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The 2018 FIFA World Cup held in Russia caused a massive uproar – from the opening matchday between Russia and Saudi Arabia to few quarterfinal clashes.

By contrast, EURO2020 avoided clashes of outfield players’ kits and was applauded by the colour blind community (but there’s still work to do to avoid goalkeeper and match official kit clashes with players’ kits).

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The 2018 FIFA World Cup held in Russia caused a massive uproar – from the opening matchday between Russia and Saudi Arabia to few quarterfinal clashes.

By contrast, EURO2020 avoided clashes of outfield players’ kits and was applauded by the colour blind community (but there’s still work to do to avoid goalkeeper and match official kit clashes with players’ kits).

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The 2018 FIFA World Cup held in Russia caused a massive uproar – from the opening matchday between Russia and Saudi Arabia to few quarterfinal clashes.

By contrast, EURO2020 avoided clashes of outfield players’ kits and was applauded by the colour blind community (but there’s still work to do to avoid goalkeeper and match official kit clashes with players’ kits).

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The 2018 FIFA World Cup held in Russia caused a massive uproar – from the opening matchday between Russia and Saudi Arabia to few quarterfinal clashes.

By contrast, EURO2020 avoided clashes of outfield players’ kits and was applauded by the colour blind community (but there’s still work to do to avoid goalkeeper and match official kit clashes with players’ kits).