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You certainly remember The Dress from 2015 and the viral internet debate regarding what color it really was. This year it’s a silent animated gif showing three electrical pylons playing jump rope — the odd thing is that many people can hear it.


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The gif was actually created by Twitter user I Am Happy Toast back in 2008 as part of a Photoshop challenge, and it appeared in British parallel-universe comedy show The Wrong Door. What set off the current uproar was a December 4 tweet by Scottish scientist Lisa DeBruine.

Does anyone in visual perception know why you can hear this gif? pic.twitter.com/mcT22Lzfkp

— Lisa DeBruine (@lisadebruine) December 2, 2017

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