Wednesday, June 08, 2005
The Colour of Success
A recent article in the World’s foremost science journal, Nature, has reported that colour is highly correlated with success in sport. Scientists at the University of Durham, U.K., found that wearing red gives contestants in competitive sports a distinct advantage.
Researchers saw the pattern in one-on-one combat events, such as boxing, taekwondo, Greco-Roman wrestling as well as football matches [some would argue that soccer is a combat sport]. They compared the fortunes of fight competitors dressed in red and blue. Those in red came out on top most of the time.
The researchers noted that red is a "sexually selected, testosterone-dependent signal of male quality in a variety of animals".
Now I’ve managed to reduce this post down to the basic elements of life, namely sex and violence. Needless to say the colour Mad Dog Rallying has selected for the team is, as you can see above, naturally, …RED! Yay!
It’s going be a class win at least for us on the Monte Carlo rally in 2006. Anyone disagree…? You looking at me..?