The image to the left is a screen shot of a page of HTML, or HyperText Markup Language, the authoring language used to create documents on the World Wide Web. While this image is one piece (click on it and drag it around), the actual components that make up the image in the original HTML page are simply ones and zeros of different colors. All information on your computer is delivered to you in ones and zeros, or on-and-off switches governing how every single pixel on the monitor is to act. You may be wondering why this article, which seems more like a lesson for the Technology Pages, is listed under Strange & Bizarre. Bear with us.

If you were to view the code of the image’s page, you would see the six-character (hexadecimal, or base-16) color designations for every single one and zero, which consists of over 98,000 separate characters. (What idiot would count all those characters, you ask? We simply copied the code, pasted it into a word-processing document, and performed a character count—so it was 98,325, to be exact.)

Every one of the 256 standard colors on the web is designated by a unique six-character combination of numbers and letters (0 through 9 and A through F). Pure black is identified by 000000 (all zeros) and pure white is FFFFFF. As you can see in the image below, the selected Blue is 3333FF.

Most free-floating text on the Internet, such as this, defaults to black without the web designer having to specifically assign it as such. If any other color is desired, then the appropriate hexadecimal code must be selected for that text, especially when the background is a rich color—or even black, for which white text (FFFFFF) would be the most likely choice.

To create the full-page image of the nude which you are about to see, the designer typed a series of ones and zeros on the page and then assigned each character a color designation corresponding to the value in the original photograph. Click here to see the page.

To view the code—those 98,325 characters that create the page—click and hold the mouse anywhere in the page. A drop-down menu will appear; select VIEW SOURCE. A new window will open to reveal the code, the nuts and bolts behind the page that you and the rest of the world sees as an image, which brings us to why we think this is so Strange & Bizarre: some nut (and we say this with the deepest and most profound respect) actually spent the time to create all this code! We can't imagine what it took to program all that HTML information. Does this person have a life? We’ll assume we’re dealing with a male, since this is an image of a nude woman, and most women would have more sense than to spend the myriad hours-upon-hours it probably took to perform this very important task.

On the other hand, one can say that the nuts at TheScreamOnline spent all this time analyzing and raving and writing about... well, never mind.

For more information on hexadecimal color codes, click here.

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