Emerson Moser retired from Crayola after serving as the senior crayon maker for 37 years. He then announced that he was colourblind the whole time.
This would make Moser one of the 8% of men around the world who have the same condition (like baldness, it’s more common among males, and females serve as carriers of the genes).
Colourblind children – What we call “colour blindness” is not like watching a black and white television set. That kind of colour blindness is very rare.
More commonly, you’ll find many people who have difficulty differentiating between two different colors, for instance, telling the difference between red and green.
Emerson Moser was in good company, too. Other famous colourblind people include:
- John Dalton (developed theory of atomic structure),
- Samuel Clemens a.k.a. Mark Twain,
- Paul Newman,
- Michael Lee Aday a.k.a singer Meat Loaf,
- Jack Nicklaus (golfer),
- Bing Cosby (singer),
- Matt Laurer (TV),
- Bob Dole (politician),
- Keanu Reeves (actor),
- Prince William