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Chameleon Changing Colors

Video clip shows a chameleon changing colors to match sunglass frames?

Published May 19, 2009

Claim:   Video clip shows a chameleon changing colors to match sunglass frames.


FALSE


Example:   [Collected via e-mail, May 2009]


This looks real -- pretty amazing. I wonder how the chameleon does that, especially multiple colors.




 

Origins:   Chameleons may be well known for exhibiting their trait of changing skin color, but they don't do so as fully, quickly, or spectacularly as depicted in the video clip linked above.

This video clip is a sly promotion created by the Cutwater advertising agency for Ray-Ban, advertising that the sunglass manufacturer's classic line of Wayfarer sunglasses is now available in a range of colors.

Last updated:   19 May 2009

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