Here’s a question straight out of left field: What hexadecimal color corresponds with the current time of day?
Frankly, the concept of matching time to hex color had never occurred to me until today, when I witnessed a dynamic rendition of this clever idea, as pictured above.
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Of course, this example does not span the entire color spectrum because of the nature of hex colors, which are represented by a positional numeral system in base 16 as opposed to base 10, and therefore substitute letters for numbers at various points. Thus, the colors represented by letter-number combinations are not included in the displayed spectrum.
No matter. Even barring the lettered hues, the script behind this bit of magic does manage to display a breathtaking 16,777, 216 shades (hat tip to Andrew Liszewski of Gizmodo for doing the math and for providing that boss animated GIF).
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