47. The Crayola Crayon Box
When I was growing up, we had very few art supplies in my house. However, the one thing we always had was a large box (or two) of Crayola crayons. These crayons seem harmless, but my house had many adventures with the 96 colors we possessed.
Or once possessed.
From when I was born until I was 12, my family had a dog named Lucy. Our theory is that she literally had a screw loose in her brain. She was a crazy dog. This is not Lucy, but it looks a lot like her.
One day, my brother and I had been coloring. We accidentally left a box of crayons out on a table. This was our precious 96-crayon box. Sharpener included.
Ten minutes later, we came back into the room. Lucy had eaten all 96 crayons, plus the sharpener. For months, our backyard was covered in piles of rainbow-colored shit. We never found the sharpener.
Now, let’s talk crayons. Enough storytelling. Crayola is just so creative, friends. There are so many colors! Not just red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. They didn’t even stop at red-violet, violet-red, red-orange, orange-yellow, yellow-orange, yellow-green, green-yellow and orange-red. No. These trailblazers created colors that no one else could have thought of.
So impressive. Here are some more. Check the variety.
For the record, I’ve always been partial to “robin’s egg blue,” “macaroni and cheese,” and “purple mountain’s majesty.” Luckily, there’s lots of room for disagreement.