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Fans should be black, for safety reasons. White is a very dangerous colour for a fan. amirite?

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Of all the things to expend one's mental energy on this seems the most boring of all options. Good luck in your war? I think? 😂

@Dairyqueenemployee Of all the things to expend one's mental energy on this seems the most boring of all options. Good luck in your...

I suppose that you think it's trivial because it's about colour. People tend to think that the colour of something isn't important. But you are probably reading this as either black text on a white background or white text on a black background. Imagine if it was white text on a white background? See? Colour is not trivial. Colour affects visibility.

If you think that fan colour is trivial, it means that you don't think it's important for fans to be easily visible. But it is important. For safety. Like the visibility of other dangerous things, like cars and fire.

vcsandfecess avatar vcsandfeces Yeah You Are +1Reply
@Openeyes Fans are not dangerous.

"Fans kill/maim more people than any other single piece of furniture commonly encountered in the home or at work."

OSHA Risk Assessment Journal, pg 217 ch.12

@vcsandfeces I suppose that you think it's trivial because it's about colour. People tend to think that the colour of something...

Color is absolutely irrelevant in this case because a loud, quickly spinning object should already be deterring people and animal regardless of its color. And I'm pretty sure people aren't actually measurably scared by black things. And fans aren't dangerous at all anyways (maybe except for ceiling fans because they have heavy, hard blades).

Mrtechnohawks avatar Mrtechnohawk Yeah You Are +3Reply

Yeah, but if you have a black fan, you'll cross the street and never get cooled off.

Shiny244s avatar Shiny244 Yeah You Are +3Reply

Children can possibly also get injured by fans.

Children can possibly get injured by anything

Nickyikkys avatar Nickyikky Yeah You Are +3Reply
@Nickyikky Children can possibly also get injured by fans. Children can possibly get injured by anything

But fan blades move really fast. And ceiling fans don't have grilles. Apparently, many cases of children getting injured by fans are the result of adults throwing them towards the ceiling, forgetting about the fan. Fans may be easier to remember if they stand out.

Other cases are due to children climbing on things like bunk beds.

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@vcsandfeces But fan blades move really fast. And ceiling fans don't have grilles. Apparently, many cases of children getting...

Something hanging from the ceiling had a pretty low priority on the list of "things to babyproof"

vcsandfecess avatar vcsandfeces Yeah You Are +1Reply

Yes because children levitate to the ceiling therefore making a fan a major threat to them

Anyone of any race can enjoy whatever they like

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Don't fans have cages around them so people can't touch the blades?

@dankXD Don't fans have cages around them so people can't touch the blades?

Sometimes, these come off easily. Especially when the grille is old or people play with it. Someone suggested red/yellow for fans, but that may make it seem like a toy. Making it more likely that a child will play with the grille and weaken it.

And ceiling fans lack grilles.

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Racist

vcsandfecess avatar vcsandfeces Yeah You Are +2Reply
@vcsandfeces Racist

The instinct to be scared of big, dark things inspires racism, but it is not in itself racist. Even if it was, there's nothing racist about saying that most animals have it. Because that is a fact.

Or did you think that I was talking about people who like celebrities? In that case, I don't understand how you didn't realise from the context that I am talking about machines with spinning blades that make people feel cooler.

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... Doesn't black blends in to things more. I really don't understand your color theory

Also red is the most danger related color.

@stevnev88 ... Doesn't black blends in to things more. I really don't understand your color theory Also red is the most...

White blends into white more than black blends into white. And a red fan would actually look pink against a white background. Since when is pink associated with danger? Isn't it the opposite? Does a pink gun look like a real weapon?

Little girls are obsessed with pink. What if they are drawn to a red fan because it appears pink?

Also, you need to think beyond Western culture. Remember that it is probably pet birds who face the greatest danger from fans. Non-human animals simply do not pick up on human culture the way humans do. For example, dogs do not know about the incest taboo in most human cultures. They often mate with their relatives.

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Genuine question here, do you have a TBI or another form of brain damage?

A big dark thing is very scary? Dude.

Assangeofficials avatar Assangeofficial Yeah You Are +2Reply
@Assangeofficial A big dark thing is very scary? Dude.

So you haven't heard of people getting scared of big, black men? Most animals have an instinct to find big, dark things scary, and it is part of the reason racism exists.

Of course, the reason for the instinct is not to cause racism. That's a side effect. The reason is because a big, dark thing could be the shadow of a predator.

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@Assangeofficial A big dark thing is very scary? Dude.

You may not be scared of big, dark things as an adult. But maybe you were as a child.

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Milkzeys avatar Milkzey Yeah You Are +1Reply
@Milkzey And? Lots of things are scary as a kid. Let them deal with it.

But many parents don't let their children "deal with it". Many parents overprotect their kids. Many parents spoil their kids. So I can imagine a parent avoiding black fans because their child is scared.

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Children can possibly also get injured by fans. The risk may not be as bad as it is for birds, since they often can't reach ceiling fans and ground and standing fans have grills. But I don't think grills are very strong in many cases. Often it easily comes off. A child could be able to remove it.

How does changing the color affect how the child can get injured?

Pheniz21s avatar Pheniz21 Yeah You Are +1Reply
@contextrip Also, why not a more vivid color like red or yellow for the fan?

Because red/yellow can make the fan look like a toy. Besides, yellow as a warning colour is a Western culture thing. Not an instinct of most animals, as big, dark things being scary is.

Ceilings are usually white. When a ceiling fan spins, it becomes hard to see. The darker it is, the easier it is to see.

Maybe black isn't the best colour for floor and standing fans. But it is the safest colour for ceiling fans.

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@vcsandfeces Because red/yellow can make the fan look like a toy. Besides, yellow as a warning colour is a Western culture...

You won't be able to see a black colored fan in the dark though, so an animal could accidentally bump into it.

@Bf3247 You won't be able to see a black colored fan in the dark though, so an animal could accidentally bump into it.

Also, since ceiling fans are on the usually white ceiling and appear almost transparent when running, white ones are hard to see in the dark. Black ones are still easier to see.

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@vcsandfeces Also, since ceiling fans are on the usually white ceiling and appear almost transparent when running, white ones...

a black fan spinning will also appear transparent with a white background, the only way to guarantee it will be obvious where it is is if you put led lights on the blades

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@Bf3247 You won't be able to see a black colored fan in the dark though, so an animal could accidentally bump into it.

In the dark, things tend not to be visible anyway. Why should you have a fan on in the dark anyway? Unless it's in your bedroom and you're in bed. In which case, you shouldn't have a bird flying around. Or a child/pet who may touch the fan's blades.

For fans with a secure grill, colour may not matter, since they aren't dangerous.

vcsandfecess avatar vcsandfeces Yeah You Are +1Reply
@Kasie If you are getting up during the night to go to the restroom, you might bump into the fan.

But if the fan has a secure grill on it, that shouldn't be an issue.

And the blades of a running fan cannot be seen easily the the dark. The colour doesn't seem to make too much difference.

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@vcsandfeces But if the fan has a secure grill on it, that shouldn't be an issue. And the blades of a running fan cannot be...

Having a secure grill doesn't mean you won't bump into it.

If color doesn't make a difference, then why is black the best color?

@Boknows12 Having a secure grill doesn't mean you won't bump into it. If color doesn't make a difference, then why is black...

Because colour makes a difference when there is light. Such as in the daytime, twiilight and when you have a light bulb on.

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@Boknows12 Having a secure grill doesn't mean you won't bump into it. If color doesn't make a difference, then why is black...

And if you bump into a fan with a secure grill, that's not a big deal. Maybe you could stub your toe, but nothing serious. As you don't get exposed to the blades.

vcsandfecess avatar vcsandfeces Yeah You Are +2Reply

I'll take this into consideration when my cats or daughter get bitten by a radioactive spider and start crawling upside down on the ceiling.

are you talking about fans that people use in summer to cool off or are you talking about fans of sports, celebrities, etc?

Im confused on account of being dumb :(

Why would black be the scariest color? Many animals are black and being afraid of themselves is probably not a good survival tactic. Also dark places provide safety from predators. So what reason would black be the scariest color for animals.

Why not choose red?

@Kasie Why would black be the scariest color? Many animals are black and being afraid of themselves is probably not a good...

Actually the dark helps predators to ambush prey. And a predator's shadow is big and dark.

vcsandfecess avatar vcsandfeces Yeah You Are +2Reply

how many people are getting killed or even injured by fans? Are we talking about fan fans, the plastic make wind fans? lol

jodzdzownicas avatar jodzdzownica Yeah You Are +1Reply

So as a white guy I'm not allowed to support my favorite team?! So unfair.

Standing fans have a safety cage on them. So unless someone has taken that off no one should be getting injured. Ceiling fans can be dangerous to some animals but if someone lets their bird out in a room with a fan on that's the owner's fault.

you realize that fan blades spin, right? it kinda makes them hard to see, regardless of what color they are.

(i am looking at my running fan right now. the blades are white but you can't see them you can see straight through the fan)

@Pmbuttpics4adrawing you realize that fan blades spin, right? it kinda makes them hard to see, regardless of what color they are. (i am...

That's why contrast is essential. That's why a ceiling fan needs to be black if the ceiling is white.

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