O bluetiful: Crayola announces name of new blue hue
Crayola's newest blue crayon, Bluetiful, which is 15.6 feet in length and weighs 1,352 pounds, earned the Guinness World Records title for largest crayon at an event on Sept. 14 in New York City. (Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for Crayola)
The Associated Press
Published Thursday, September 14, 2017 11:43AM EDT
EASTON, Pa. -- Hello, Bluetiful.
Crayola announced the name of its new blue crayon Thursday. Bluetiful was the top pick of fans during two months of online voting, beating out Dreams Come Blue, Blue Moon Bliss, Reach for the Stars and Star Spangled Blue.
The Easton, Pennsylvania-based crayon maker received nearly 90,000 name submissions before narrowing it down to five.
Bluetiful will make its debut later this year. It's replacing the recently retired dandelion.
Scientists at Oregon State University accidentally discovered the brilliant blue hue while experimenting with materials for use in electronics.
Crayola is a subsidiary of Hallmark Cards Inc., headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri.
Your votes have been counted and we are excited to announce that the name of our new blue is…Bluetiful! Coming soon to a crayon box near you!Posted by Crayola on Thursday, September 14, 2017