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Tuesday, 28 August 2007

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Politically correct artists may have noticed some changes to the familiar box of Crayons they grew up with. "Prussian Blue" was changed to "Midnight Blue" in 1958, "Flesh" to "Peach" in 1962, and "Indian Red" to "Chestnut" in 1999. Other colors have undergone similar changes over the years.

Due to popular demand, Crayola has created a set of flesh-toned Crayons to represent real skin colors. For reasons of racial sensitivity, the individual Crayons contain no written description.

Everyone from the most pale Caucasion to the darkest person of African ancestry is now represented in the 64 hue People of the World collection.

"Now I can make my friends!" said an ecstatic youngster playing with the new waxy drawing utensils.

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