Nation: Highlights

Red is sexy, yellow... ?

When the New Bedford Gas & Edison Light Co. asked for permission to install energy-efficient amber streetlights on Cape Cod, Artist Eloise Barnhurst strenuously objected. At a public hearing in Falmouth, Mass., Barnhurst, who serves as a consultant on color to cosmetic companies and advertisers, warned that amber is a potentially explosive mixture of red and yellow. Said she: "Red is the color of sex, but yellow is a nerve energizer that keeps us awake."

Thus, in her view, an amber glow could make pedestrians and motorists both sexy...

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