White and Gold or Blue and Black??? What colors do you see???

What color is the dress?
What color is the dress?

This dress seems to be one of the most talked about dress today. There is a big debate which seems to be inescapable, dividing the world into two sides, some who sees White & Gold and some who sees Blue & Black.

The whole debate started when Scottish singer Caitlin McNeill posted a picture of a dress on her Tumblr blog.

She asked her followers: “Guys please help me – is this dress white and gold, or blue and black? Me and my friends can’t agree and we are freaking… out.”

Picture of Caitlin McNeill showing the photo on her smart phone
Picture of Caitlin McNeill showing the photo on her smart phone

Read Newsbeat’s interview with Caitlin McNeill

Turns out a lot of people cared and thousands are still debating the colour of that badly-taken snapshot.

Various US news outlets have written stories about how the human eyes see different colours and why some people see blue and black while others see gold and white.

BuzzFeed’s original article has been shared more than 20 million times and tech site Wired explains the science of colour.

The prime minster of Singapore liked the bit about science so much, he posted about it on his Facebook page.

And photo experts Adobe got involved as well, sending out this tweet.

A few celebrities also commented on the ongoing debate:

Taylor Swift

Kim Kardashian

 Ellen DeGeneres

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I just spent the past 12 hours asking Portia what color she thinks things are. #TheDress

— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) February 27, 2015

Here is a video of ABC News explaining the “Weird Dress”


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