Honestly, I have no idea how I ended up on the Crayola website tonight. All I know is that it was somewhere between @GSelevator on twitter and Shit Girls Say on Youtube. At any rate, crayons have apparently come a long way since I last used them in 1989.
I distinctly remember having color options limited to red, orange and burnt sienna. There was also always a white crayon, which was frustratingly pointless, because I never had any black construction paper.
Now, it seems to be a whole new world.
The Crayola Crayon Chronology shows how different points in history influenced crayon color changes. Take a looksee.
A Yale University study found the scent of Crayola crayons is one of the most recognizable scents for adults, ranking at number 18, trailing coffee and peanut butter that were number one and two respectively, but beating out cheese and bleach, which placed at 19 and 20.