This week, the Internet sparked another meaningful debate among its billion users, one that eclipsed the discourse on vaccines, freedom of speech and the Israel-Gaza conflict.
What is the color of this dress?
This dress broke families, led to armed conflicts and divided people into two groups: people who saw white and gold, and people who were utterly, absolutely wrong. (But actually right: the dress is blue and black. Just accept it.)
Science eventually explained this phenomenon, which only sent us looking for more mind-mangling, twisted optical illusions.
The checker shadow illusion
The blocks A and B are of the same shade.
The train illusion
Which way is the train moving?
The stripes illusion
The green and blue stripes are actually the same color.
Orange and brown
The brown square on the top of this cube and the orange square at the center of the shaded side are of the same color.
The spinning woman
Stare at her long enough and you can see her spin clockwise or counter-clockwise
Neon color spreading illusion
The blue circle in the middle is actually just white background.
The haywire chessboard
All the lines on this chessboard are perfectly straight horizontal or vertical.
The Ponzo illusion
The two green lines are actually of the same length.