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ROYGBIVRed, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet (order of colors of the rainbow)
ROYGBIVRichard Of York Gave Battle In Vain (mnemonic for colors of the rainbow)
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The spectrum shifted from black to white poles through four hues registering physical substances to our "roygbiv," based on the eye's reception of light rays.
Sunlight contains all the colours of the rainbow - the famous ROYGBIV (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet).
And while the number of colors in many women's design repertoires can reach into the hundreds and beyond, men's color palettes are often limited to those colors of the spectrally abbreviated ROYGBIV variety.
The following list starts with the colors of the rainbow in the traditional ROYGBIV order.
Think: red onions, mandarin oranges, yellow peppers, green beans, blueberries and purple carrots--yep, you're literally gobbling ROYGBIV.
Each user can place one ROYGBIV colored dot on a massive canvas every ten minutes.
Didn't we discover roygbiv and other memory tips in grade school?
Inform - Educate - Entertain is released on Test Card Recordings on May 6 this year and features previous singles Spitfire, ROYGBIV and Everest, three tracks which all won BBC 6Music's Rebel Playlist in 2012.