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www.livescience.com/33195-barns-traditionally-painted-red.html

Apr 7, 2011 ... The image of a quaint red barn against green grass is as American as apple pie, but where does the tradition come from? Although there are many myths about their rusty hue, early-day barns were painted red out of convenience and frugality . One belief is that barns are red so a farmer's cows can find their ...

www.farmersalmanac.com/blog/2008/09/16/why-are-barns-painted-red

Sep 16, 2008 ... Ever wonder why old barns are usually red in color? Red is (or, perhaps, was) a popular color for barns due not to its color shade but for its usefulness. Many years ago, choices for paints, sealers and other building materials did not exist. Farmers had to be resourceful in finding or making a paint that would ...

home.howstuffworks.com/question635.htm

If you've ever driven through a rural area, it's likely that you've seen the red barns that speckle the farming landscape. There are several theories as to why barns are painted red. Centuries ago, European farmers would seal the wood on their barns with an oil, often linseed oil -- a tawny-colored oil derived from the seed of  ...

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/barns-are-painted-red-because-of-the-physics-of-dying-stars-58185724

May 10, 2013 ... Have you ever noticed that almost every barn you have ever seen is red? There's a reason for that, and it has to do with the chemistry of dying stars. Seriously. Yonatan Zunger is a Google employee who decided to explain this phenomenon on Google+ recently. The simple answer to why barns are painted ...

www.businessinsider.com/why-barns-red-2017-2

Feb 24, 2017 ... Here is a historic reason behind why barns are mostly always painted red.

www.grit.com/departments/why-are-barns-red

America's rural scene is enlivened by the presence of bright red barns. Like architectural poppies, they dot the countryside with flashes of scarlet. In spring and summer, the bursts of red contrast vividly with green grass, leafing orchards and verdant fields. In late autumn, after the last leaf has fallen and the grass has ...

gizmodo.com/barns-are-red-because-of-how-stars-explode-501906503

May 11, 2013 ... We all know that barns are usually red. But why? Well, the answer is a little more complicated than you might think, but basically it's because of nuclear fusion.

nowiknow.com/why-barns-are-red

Why Barns are Red. July 25, 2017. Close your eyes and picture a farm, and you'll probably imagine cows, pigs, fields of various things, and hopefully, a barn. And that barn is probably red. Toss the word “barn” into Google Image Search and you'll see that, quite often — not always, but easily a majority of the time — these  ...

wonderopolis.org/wonder/why-are-barns-red

While barns can and do come in a variety of colors, there's one color that you'll find more often than any other: red. Today, many barns are painted red as a form of tradition. A farmer who builds a new barn will often paint it "barn red" to make it look like the red barns of the past. So just how did this longstanding tradition of ...