13:13 GMT13 August 2020
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    The world has thankfully forgotten last year’s hysteria over the blue and black versus the white and gold dress. But here’s another riddle for you. Are you able to tell if this swatch is blue or green?

    Scottish eye-care company Optical Express surveyed over one thousand UK citizens online to find out how they see a swatch of a teal-type color.

    Sixty-four percent chose green, while thirty-two percent said the swatch was blue, the company said.

    But the results were different when the swatch in question was placed between two distinctly blue swatches. The same group of people voted again, and this time ninety percent said the swatch was green.

    ​The company believes that the survey results prove that "our visual interpretations of the world around us can differ quite sharply."

    A similar controversy over the color of a dress was sparked last year and promptly spread widely online. #TheDress, photographed ahead of a Scottish wedding in February 2015, became a viral meme after a heated internet debate on whether it was black and blue, or white and gold.

    ​If you lived under a rock in 2015, the answer was: blue and black.


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