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It's weird that red means hot and blue means cold, while not only is a blue flame usually hotter than a red flame, but a blue laser will heat an object faster than a red one, assuming the object absorbs both colours equally. amirite?

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But red kind of makes you think of a camp fire. An oprhanage with flames spouting from it and it illuminates the sky with a red tint as the screams of orphans fill the air. While Blue is like water and Icebergs and the artic. So it kind of makes sense but yes you're right.

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fire: red. water: blue. I'm sure when people started using red and blue for showing hot/cold, they hadn't done all that much research into it.

@scojo fire: red. water: blue. I'm sure when people started using red and blue for showing hot/cold, they hadn't done all...

I know WHY they do it, but I'm saying if we define colour as a certain wavelength of light, which is what we see, blue is scientifically hotter than red.

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lol when i read this post i knew it was you who posted it before i checked the username hehe smilie

So petition the gods of labels to get it changed.

Because there is a difference between warm colors and warm temperatures. On the colour wheel, red(and pink), orange, and yellow are considered warm colors because your eyes automatically draw them up to the foreground. On the other hand, blue and green are considered cool colors. I think it has to do with how our brains percieve them. However, when reguarding heat, blue flames are hotter than yellow/orange/red flames.

I used to think it was because your skin turns red when it's burned and your skin turns blue when it starts to freeze in cartoons.

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