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For those of you who somehow missed out on the ultimate Twitter experience yesterday

I know some of you are not on Twitter.

And some of you might have been busy with more important things yesterday . . . if you can imagine anything more important, which I know is problematic . . . and thus missed out.

So for all of you:

The Great Llama Chase, encapsulated for you by Buzzfeed. Link via The Book Smugglers.

And

The white-and-gold or blue-and-black dress phenomenon.

Here is the original photo:

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Here is the adjusted picture from the linked article:

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And here is the dress as, apparently, it really is:

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For the record, I see the dress in the top picture as white and gold. I see ALL THREE of the adjusted pictures as white and gold. The last picture shows a dress that is clearly blue and black.

Much hilarity on Twitter, as you can imagine. Also much puzzlement in the real world, as two people can be standing right there looking at the same picture and see it completely differently. Also, apparently some people experienced a color change, shifting from Team White-and-Gold to Team Blue-and-Black as they came back to the same exact picture.

You see what you might miss out on if you don’t hover over social media all day? It’s frightening, really, the possibility that you might be the last person in the world to hear about the dress.

Which is definitely white and gold.

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2 Comments For those of you who somehow missed out on the ultimate Twitter experience yesterday

  1. pete mack

    When I first heard about white/gold vs. blue/black, I thought it was a joke. Either the dress is white/gold or pale blue/tan. It blows my mind that anyone can see such an overexposed picture in its original colors. And yes, the llamas are funny. The llamas are faster and stronger than people, so you better not be stupider when you try to catch one. Also
    White llama is a loner. Black one s a thug.
    White llama stays free while black one is taken into custody.

  2. Rachel

    I simply could not believe anybody meant they saw blue-blue. Or real black.

    I wonder what would have happened if someone had offered the llamas an apple or something before starting the chase. That might have made for a much reduced Twitter phenomenon.

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