Everyone Just Stop Arguing and Let Pro Athletes Tell You What Color #thedress Is (Pics)


If you’ve been on a flight to Australia or something and have not checked your phone in 13 hours, last night the internet went apeshit debating what color #thedress is.

That’s it right there in the photo above. Some people say it’s blue and black. Others say it’s white and gold. And people who aren’t f#%&ing blind recognize that the actual dress is probably white or light blue and gold or brown, but that in the f#%&ing picture it looks blue and brown.

No, just kidding. In reality, there is no such thing as truth and everything is relative! That’s why not even our all-knowing athletes and sports teams can agree. Check out some of their best tweets on the matter:

Bonus points to Sean Doolittle for working the day’s other big Twitter trend into the conversation.

By the way, I was only half kidding about there being no truth and everything being relative. According to science, which knows everything, the human brain interprets colors and tries to adjust for context. An object that is lit by bright white sunlight at one o’clock in the afternoon will look different than it would in shadows, or lit by pinkish sunlight at dusk. But the brain knows that the light at dusk or in a shadow is altering the color of the object, and so it interprets the colors accordingly. The reason everyone sees #thedress differently is because everyone’s brain interprets it differently based on the context in the photo—i.e., darker foreground, brighter background. Some brains see the non-lacy part of the dress and attribute the color to the dress itself and thus say it’s blue. Others see the non-lacy part of the dress and attribute the color to the light source and thus interpret it as white.

The good news: if everyone saw the dress in person, in bright white sunlight, we’d probably all agree what color it is.

Hat Tip – [Extra Mustard & Cut4]

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