Mystery Solved: Here Is Why People Can’t Agree On The Color Of That Dress
In times like these, it has become possible for even the random-est things to go viral in the cyber space given the amount of untoward attention it gets. Likewise this picture posted on Tumblr this Thursday has made everyone coming visually in contact, question their own color perception. The post shows a long dress following a disputed color tone now. The user’s own indecisiveness: “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 the f–k out.”
Either white and gold or black and blue debate has taken the World Wide Web with a storm. Famous websites like Gawker, Buzzfeed are running polls to make the audiences reach a consensus but none of them have been yet reach an end to this unsolvable mystery.
Up-till now we haven’t been able to get some conclusive evidence as to why some see it as White and Gold and the others encounter Blue and Black. So we’ll now move on to highlighting some plausible answers which ease the tension to some extent.
i) Maybe it’s just one of those regular Internet trolls which has got everyone’s attention and would die out eventually. And people just for the sake of carrying it on, continue to debate. But then again you have people you can count on who see the colors differently, dragging you in limbo all over.
ii) A more technical justification would be that people are just using different screens and hence see different shades of the same frock. But this assumption instantly fails when it’s proven that two people, each of them get to see a different combination even if it’s the same screen!
iii) Explanation relating to how a normal human eye functions are also making some ground. Technicalities involving our Retina, the Cons and Rods within have come into making some decision given the number of retweets this post explaining the whole thing got.
iv) Another tech savvy lot, tried to put an end to this by identifying the colors using a yet simple technique – the eyedropper tool – and came up with their own conclusion. Claiming the dress to be Blue and Brown colored. Dividing the color range into 4 portions, namely: Middle Brown portion (101, 79, 65), Middle White Portion (125 138 191), Top White Portion (137 150 194), and the Top Brown portion having color codes (98 79 49) for the shadowed and the lighter-side (127 109 73).
And at the end to everyone’s dismay, who with so much conviction ignored every other fact claimed it was White and Gold colored; the original retailer of the dress was tracked.
Based in Lichfield, England, Roman Originals tweeted Friday morning: “We can confirm #TheDress is blue and black! We should know!” Hopefully this puts an end to the debate.
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