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Plants and warm-blooded animals closer to the equator tend to be darker.
Over 250 cinemas in the UK have Autism Friendly Screenings (AFS) in which the volume is lower, the lighting is darker and you can take your own food and drink.
Lionesses find lions with darker manes more attractive.
As a rule of thumb, darker and bitter beers have higher alcohol content.
The mane of the male lion is a distinctive characteristic of lions as no other big cats have them. It makes male lions appear larger, thus allowing them to be more intimidating. It also signals sexual maturity and health status; lionesses tend to favour denser and darker manes.