#TheDress became a worldwide phenomenon back in 2015, and the debate still rages on between those that saw white and gold, and those that saw black and blue.
A year later, there’s a new viral sensation taking over the internet, and it involves a hotly-disputed pair of flip flops.
Twitter user @positivedemi posted a seemingly innocuous picture of a pair of Havaianas recently, which proved to be unexpectedly controversial.
As it turns out, no-one can agree on what colour they are. The image has been shared many times on the social media site, with some claiming they’re blue and black, and some claiming they are white and gold.
Take a look for yourself at the #FlipFlops post below:
I see white and gold flip flops… what do you see? pic.twitter.com/I35iYnlNLp
— Sam (@SamGolbach) November 20, 2016
People are seeing contrasting colours due to the way the light-sensitive cells in our eyes interprets light differently. Some people will see white and gold where others see black and blue, or a mixture of all the colours.
The picture has had a lot of people arguing online. See a selection of the best #FlipFlops posts below:
— Angie Griffin (@AngieMGriffin) November 21, 2016
The #flipflops are blue and black. ?
— David Dat Nguyen (@daviddatnguyen) November 21, 2016
— Stefan Cristian (@stefanpintea) November 21, 2016
Just ended a friendship over the black and blue/white and gold flip flops
— Lindsay Mitchell (@LindsJ_Mitchell) November 21, 2016
the flip flops are clearly white and gold how are people seeing blue and black uhhh
— pree (@tropiclayton) November 20, 2016
— P I A (@piasch_x) November 21, 2016
THE FLIP FLOPS ARE BLUE AND GREY
— bre (@breannaisner) November 21, 2016
how do people see blue and black with the flip flops
— lilah (@starryskynarry) November 20, 2016