::FUN CHEMISTRY FACT OF THE DAY, PART 7::
Roy G. Biv is one of my best buds. And chemiluminescence, to carry the relationship metaphor, is, as you may have noticed, Roy's gay cousin.
When you mix marker or crayon colors together, you get a brownish-black ook. When you mix all the colors of light together, you get white. Thanks, Newton!
If you snip the tops off red, green, and blue glow sticks and mix them together, what do you get?
Nope, not white. You get a red liquid.
But if you dip a paper towel in the mixture and pull it out, the light has to travel a shorter distance through the red dye, and the light is white
. Try this at home! It's awesome!