TIL that for a time lots of navy ships and other military véhicule where painted in pink for better camouflage during dusk and dawn. The idea came from Lord Mountbatten after he saw a ship repainted in pink (the only colour available at the harbour) disappear in the sunset

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountbatten_pink

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  1. I thought I saw somewhere that ships, etc. were painted that color because remnants of other paint colors were mixed together (to save $). Could be both? I can attest that that puked shade comes from mixing leftover paint, haha.

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