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Old 02-27-2015, 11:59 PM
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Auntie's on to it...

BBC News - Why everyone is asking: What colour is this dress?'

From the linkThat story [how the picture went viral at such a terrific speed] began just before a wedding held last weekend in the Hebrides, a group of islands just of Scotland, when the mother of the bride sent a picture to her daughter asking what she thought of the dress. The bride and groom both looked at the picture and each saw the image differently. They posted the image to Facebook, asking their friends to help settle the argument. One of them, Caitlin McNeill - also part of the wedding band - reposted the image to her Tumblr blog at around 8pm on Thursday evening. "Guys please help me - is this dress white and gold, or blue and black? Me and my friends can't agree," she wrote. The post saw a flurry of activity, but she couldn't have predicted the scale of the ensuing debate.

Around three hours later someone at Buzzfeed picked up on the blog, reposting the picture and a snippet of the conversation, along with a poll asking readers what colours they saw. The article set the internet alight, and has now been viewed more than 24 million times.

(emphasis added-Thusday evening was like 30 hours ago)

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I guess my point is that color is more mutable than we generally consider.
:yeahthat: Color constancy
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