#TheDress, this dress, fried the Internet
I’ll keep this real simple. A woman posted the photo on the right and asked friends what color the dress was. Oddly enough, some said white and gold, some said blue and black. When I first saw it last night, I thought it was quite obviously white and gold and voted that way in a Buzzfeed poll (hey, I was really bored, okay?). I would still vote that way today.
There’s a scientific explanation floating around that says the different perceptions have to do with the lighting on your screen and the rods and cones in your eyes. My rods and cones clearly say the dress is white and gold, with a bluish/purplish tinge because it appears to be hanging in a shaded area. (But my eyes are almost 72 years old, so who knows …)
So what about you? Is the dress in the photo white and gold or blue and black?
Turns out the dress is, in reality, blue and black, as seen here (not gonna influence you by showing it on this page). Bummer. My rods and cones lied! But, according to the poll, I’ve got lots of company. 70% of those voting see white and gold.