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This Is How The Internet Was Driven To Insanity By A Dress

Black and blue or white and gold????

If you've been anywhere near Twitter recently—like, past few hours recently—you're well aware that there is a very heated debate brewing about the color of a dress. The answer may seem obvious, but, weirdly enough, it's not.

For those of you who haven't been keeping up with #TheDress, here's a brief rundown: yesterday, Tumblr user Swiked posted a photo of a dress and asked, simply, "Is this dress white and gold, or blue and black? Me and my friends can’t agree and we are freaking the f--k out." Buzzfeed found it, shared it, and the internet exploded.

Here's the dress in question. White and gold, or blue and black?

There was no consensus.

No, seriously.

Like, things got crazy. No one could agree, it was sheer chaos.

Then people started breaking out the eye dropper tool in Photoshop—science!—and there appeared to be no black in sight.

But THEN, the original dress was located and, well, it's blue and black.

People still weren't convinced, though and, well, the debate raged on.

For those interested in the ~science~ behind what's going on here, this video is helpful in understanding how the brain perceives color:

Soooo, what do you think: blue and black or white and gold?