We woke up this morning to find the entire world freaking out. It was all because of a picture of a little dress posted on Tumblr. The original post, made by Tumblr user, Swiked, said “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*** out”.
Little did she know, but this post was about to drive the entire world into a frenzy. A frenzy which was later covered by Buzzfeed, Wired, USA Today, The Independent, and many other news outlets.
According to Wired, there’s a perfectly reasonable explanation to this fiasco. It all depends on how your brain translates the colors and lighting it receives when you look at the picture.
So fear not, it’s not modern day witchcraft (though we wish it was). Also, your eyes are fine, and the eyes of your friends who see it differently are fine. It’s just an unintentional optical illusion that relies on how our brains and how we see things.
So, how do you see it? Is it white and gold, or blue and black?