did you know that most flags have very little to no purple on them? that's because before the 1800s purple dye was too expensive and most people couldn't afford it. it was also a symbol of royalty and putting on a flag could be seen as a bit narcissistic.


did you know that bolivia has 2 flags? the first one is the civil flag and the other is wiphala(pronounced [wɪˈpʰala]) and its used to represent the native peoples of Andes. its really cool!!!


did you know that the study of flags is called 'vexillology'?? yes with TWO L's. actually 3. it comes from the latin word for flag, 'vexillum'. it's my favorite, after lingustics, of course.