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Beach or door? Viral meme stumps of the internet

Twitter users were confused by a viral image of a beach and the door, where comparisons to viral optical illusions, such as #TheDress and Laurier usa. Yanny.

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Internet users are getting flashbacks of Laurel usa. Yanny and #TheDress debate as well as other viral meme makes the rounds online.

A Twitter user that asked a question last week that has led to a viral debate: “Is this a door or a beach?”

The picture shows different shades of blue and a glimpse of a white, grainy-looking color. Some claimed that the light color represented in paint or in part of concrete, while others said that it’s probably sand on a beach.

Social media user Rebecca Reilly spread of the photo on Aug. 24, even though it was published for the first time days earlier. It has now amassed nearly 35,000 retweets and more than 20,000 comments from users eager to get to weigh in on the debate. Rebecca even took her own unscientific poll, drawing nearly 240,000 responses.

Is this a door or a beach??? Hahahaha?? pic.twitter.com/f4DZ7MZzGy

— ????? (@rebeccareilly__), 24 August 2018

OPTICAL ILLUSION THAT MAKES THE COLORS “DISAPPEAR” BEFORE YOUR EYES GOES VIRAL

As of Friday afternoon, the internet appeared to be set on the “door” that received 54 percent of the votes, in front of the beach of 46 percent.

Realistic

— ????? (@rebeccareilly__) August 25, 2018

But not everyone was convinced.

“It is clearly a door wym,” a Twitter user argued, the posting of a picture of a blue and white door between wooden frame.

It is clearly a door wym pic.twitter.com/XlCwtMTTIw

— ?????????? (@trngnhnlu) August 28, 2018

“Blue door with a green frame and a white wall… duh,” still an echo.

“It’s a door got to treat everything wrong with you,” one user joked, drawing a rectangular grip on the photo.

YANNY OR LAUREL? INTERNET SPLIT ON WHICH NAME THEY HEAR IN AUDIO CLIP

Two days later, Rebecca finally made the big reveal.

“Itsssssss aaaaaa,” she tweeted, posting a photo of a beach.

However, many were quick to point to the picture looked like it had been Photoshopped and zoomed in on what they called pixelated outlines of the bathers in the ocean.

“The people in this image are clearly poorly photoshopped in. Zoom in, you see the squares around each set of people,” a Twitter user advised.

“These squares are in heaven to tho poor res them,” is a different argument.

When the picture is flipped horizontally, a reverse image search on Google shows a similar picture of a beach.

According to an investigation by Buzzfeed News, the image is from the Miramar Beach in Walton County, Florida. The news site said that the photo is perfectly aligned with the meme that is currently going viral, adding that it was initially shared by Breeze Beach-Destin Florida Vacation Beach House Rentals about eight years ago.

Jennifer Earl is an SEO editor for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter @jenearlyspeakin.

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