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The Dress That Launched a Thousand Memes

This week saw the internet go crazy over a picture of a dress that appeared to be different colors to different people. It didn’t take long for creative minds to take advantage of the situation. We had tons of people trying to explain the phenomenon, but even better were those who made it funny. As you can see here, Liz Climo used the dress perfectly for her animal characters.

Randall Munroe at xkcd explained how the phenomena worked without a word in his Friday comic. The hover text for this one is priceless. Keep reading for more.

The Houston Zoo made a reference to two memes from Thursday: the dress and the escaped llamas.

Referencing the same two stories, Dan Meth created an illustration to commemorate Buzzfeed’s biggest traffic day ever.

Redditor epwnym posted a sequence from The Matrix that inserted the dress into the drama.

The world of sports looked at the dress a little differently. Athletes and coaches saw all kinds of colors no one else did -as long as those colors were their own team colors.

Someone tried to blame the conundrum on the Illuminati. Found at The Chive.

Redditor Sooprman just added fuel to the fire with new Power Rangers.

@nickyork9000 did a thing on my leg

A photo posted by Daniel Howland (@danielhowland) on Feb 27, 2015 at 10:51pm PST

It was only a matter of time before someone got a tattoo. Daniel Howland was the first, as far as we know.

But best of all, NeatoShop artist Olipop has t-shirts that commemorate the Great Dress Debate.

Available in two colors, of course. Oh yeah, just because the title says “A Thousand Memes” doesn’t mean I’m going to post them all here.


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