After making 1.4 billion crayons, Crayola’s senior crayon maker dropped a bombshell: He’s COLOR BLIND.
Emerson Moser retired from Crayola after serving as the senior crayon maker for 37 years. He then announced that he was colorblind 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).
What we call “color blindness” is not like watching a black and white television set. That kind of color 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. Paul Newman, Mr Rogers, and Vincent van Gogh were all colorblind. (source)