Jul 8th 2002, 17:02 GMT

I’ve got a wierd question: What color is your lint?

I live in a small apartment complex, with a single washer/dryer for the 6 units. When I started doing some laundry Sunday, I noticed the color of the lint in the lint trap for the dryer was a dark red. I thought about how that was an odd color for lint, since the lint for my laundry is usually varies between a medium and a light blue.

As I thought about it some more, I began to wonder about the nature of lint. Is the lint from my laundry the color it is because I tend to wear clothing that is blue, white, or black in color? If someone were to where more reds, or greens, or yellows, would the color of thier lint reflect this? That seems reasonable to me, since when I do a load of whites, the lint is lighter in color, but still has a blue hue to it.

So, I figured this would be a good place to get random sample for an impromptu survey: What color is your lint?