Thursday, October 8, 2015

Fact of the Day: Bull Red

A common thing at bull-fights is a bull charging at a red cape. Bulls and cows cannot see the color red, which means it literally cannot "enrage" them. It's the motion of the cape that makes the bull angry not the color of the cape.

19 comments:

Linda said...

I hate bull fights, I feel that they are cruel and unnecessary.

Linda said...

I hate bull fights, I feel that they are cruel and unnecessary.

Huggybear said...

Yes Bull fighting is not for the faint hearted but I enjoyed my visits to the Plazas de Toros in Barcelona, San Sebastian and the big one in Madrid.
Went to Pamplona for the runnings of the bulls with a mate from Charlotte, NC but no accommodation left so stayed on the train.
Told at station that if we wanted to sleep in the trees we were welcome, but it might be uncomfortably dangerous - I guess Spaniards have a sense of humour???
Maybe just as well as in that year 8 people were trampled to death in the runnings on Day 1 !!!
Not that I had any intention of running but my Charlotte man was dead set on it.
The fiestas and events of these affairs are big attractions for tourists and the locals.
I have a giant poster of a bull fight promotion with my name above the legendary Manuel Benetez, El Cordobes!
B J Hunnicut

Huggybear said...

My Charlotte Mate - bloody typos!!!
Years later I was best man at his wedding in Atlanta.
Colin

RO said...

I have watched them on tv, but didn't want to see anyone hurt. This fact is interesting, however. Hugs...Ro

Fundy Blue said...

I don't get bullfighting at all. My brother has been to a number in his travels and has told me all about the ceremony and pageantry; but I think I'll pass. I knew that bulls and cows can't see color; they've chased me no matter what color I've had on! Have a good one, Adam!

Anna-Alina said...

I've heard already about that.
I think these fights are awful and don't understand people that like it.

Margaret D said...

I knew that they are can't see the colour.. Interesting is nature then.

Kati said...

Bull fights are such a terrible "tradition" and should be banned!

-Kati

Bethany Carson said...

Interesting fact I did not know!

Martha said...

This is a tradition I'd love to see come to an end. It's barbaric.

Christine said...

This is beyond interesting, never knew that.

Emmylou said...

I've never really understood bull-fighting, but I understand it's a cultural thing. I've read The Sun Also Rises by Hemingway, and that book really resonated with me.

Pat Hatt said...

Not the way hollywood portrays it, figures they were wrong

Holy Ghost Writer said...

I always thought it was the red. Good to know now.

DEZMOND said...

poor cows not seeing the colours of flowers

stephen Hayes said...

I've been to a bullfight in Spain and a nastier, bloodier event I've never experienced. It more animal cruelty than art.

Anonymous said...

That one looks pink.

Caro * said...

I hate bull fight :/