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Taylor Swift Says The Dress is Black and Blue

Other celebrities are also weighing in on the dress that's breaking the Internet

So there’s this dress that’s dividing everybody into two distinct halves: black-blue or white-gold. And Taylor Swift belongs to the former.

Do you agree? Jaden Smith does.

Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland doesn’t, but her brother is confused.

And Ariana Grande has had enough.

Choose your side!

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Everyone on the Internet Wants to Know What Color This Dress Is

Is it black and blue or is it gold and white?

The Internet took a weird turn Thursday when all of a sudden everyone started buzzing about the color of a dress. A woman had taken to Tumblr the day before to ask a seemingly normal question: what color is this dress?

But there was something off about the dress and the image. The woman says when she saw a photo of the dress once, it was blue and black (she even posted a photo of the dress being worn at a wedding. In that image, it appears to be blue and black) but when she looked at it again, the dress was gold and white.

This is about the point where the Internet broke.

Her Tumblr got flooded with comments. “i’ve gained over a thousand followers so all I’m going to say is hello,” the user known as swiked posted Thursday. Twitter erupted. Gawker posted it. BuzzFeed did, too. BuzzFeed even seems to have solved the mystery.

But that still doesn’t quite explain why the image appears white and gold to some and blue and black to others. Probably eye, light, mind tricks, but hopefully scientists of the world are hard at work trying to figure this out. Maybe, just maybe, we’ll get some great think pieces out of it, too.

TGIF, amirite?

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Here Are the Best Memes From the Llama Chase

"Llama Drama!"

Two llamas were briefly on the loose in a Sun City, Ariz. retirement community Thursday afternoon before they were lassoed by authorities—a story that has lent itself to countless headlines from “llama drama” to “llow speed chase” and “llamas on the lam.”

Livestreams showed men running to capture the animals as they galloped along sidewalks and green lawns for about an hour, Arizona’s ABC 15 reports. The black llama was captured first, while the white llama managed to keep sprinting until it was eventually lassoed and put in the back of a pickup truck. The names and owners of the llamas have yet to be released.

While the chase is over, the memes are still streaming in, including a fake Twitter account @SunCityLlamas, a music video, and a “Which Runaway Llama Are You?” online quiz. Here are some of our favorite memes and jokes that have emerged on Twitter:

And one alpaca joke:

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Boston Area Dogs Are Climbing Snow Banks to Escape

Winter Storm in Boston
Dominick Reuter—EPA A woman walks her dog through Copley Square during a blizzard in Boston on Feb. 15, 2015.

Police in Weymouth are warning pet owners to keep their dogs leashed

You know your city officially has too much snow when your dog can climb the mountainous snow bank in your yard and escape.

The Weymouth Police Department, about 15 miles outside of Boston, Mass., issued this warning on its Facebook page on Thursday: “Please watch your dogs. We have been dealing with a large number of dogs that are running the streets. Most of them are getting out of yards that are usually secure because of snow banks.”

MORE: Watch the Most Selfless Dog in the World Shovel Snow

The police department warned residents that their beloved pets could get hit by cars or picked up and sent to a shelter if they didn’t have their proper tags.

Snowfall in the Boston area has shattered records in the past month. Snow totals have now hit 100 inches for the season, and most snowfall has come within the past month. A University of Oklahoma meteorologist has even calculated that the likelihood of this much snow falling in a 30-day stretch would occur only once every 26,315 years.

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These Photos of Frozen Waves Make Winter Seem More Real Than Ever

The photographer says they looked like big Slurpees

Yup, it’s still winter, and yup, it’s still cold and icy and generally hellish in most parts of the U.S. Photographer Jonathan Nimerfroh, who specializes in “surf and lifestyle” photography, managed to capture a particularly striking image of the icy winter in Nantucket, Mass. He was walking along the beach and spotted semi-frozen, slushy waves rolling ashore:

Slurpee Surf

A photo posted by Jonathan Nimerfroh (@jdnphotography) on

He told CBS Boston that the waves reminded him of giant Slurpees rolling toward him. Here’s a closer look:

We can only imagine how cold Nimerfroh must have been as he snapped these photos.

 

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This Is Beyoncé’s Workout Routine

Enjoy this video of the star sweating to "Eye of the Tiger"

Celebrating the 5th anniversary of Let's Move! #GimmeFive @michelleobama 💪

A video posted by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on

Beyoncé recently posted a sped-up video of her workout routine on Instagram that will make you sweat just from watching it.

The video is pegged to her friend Michelle Obama’s “#GimmeFive” challenge, which celebrates the fifth anniversary of the First Lady’s “Let’s Move” campaign to raise awareness about active, healthy living and combat obesity in the United States.

It is not the pop star’s first promotion for “Let’s Move.” In 2011, she adapted her song “Get Me Bodied” into “Move Your Body,” a music video meant to inspire kids to dance to stay fit. Shortly after, she made a surprise appearance at a New York City public school and led the students in a routine.

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This Is the Most Popular Dog Breed in America

NANTUCKET, MA - SEPTEMBER 8: Two labradors wait for their owner at a restaurant on Main Street in Nantucket. (Photo by Bill Brett/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
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A few new breeds have also gained newfound popularity

The Labrador Retriever is the most popular dog in America for the 24th year in a row, the American Kennel Club said Thursday.

That may come as no great surprise in the country that brought you Marley & Me, but the real story here is the rise of the Bulldog. That so-ugly-it’s-cute breed has hit No. 4, its highest spot on the AKC chart yet. For the first time in almost 100 years, its daintier cousin the French Bulldog has broken the top 10.

But the news does not only bring wagging tails: just as there are winners, there must be losers. The Norwegian Lundehund is the least popular breed, trailed by the English Foxhound and the Cesky Terrier. It’s a dog’s life, little Lundehund.

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Check Out the Mars Rover’s New Selfie

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A composite of dozens of images taken by its robotic arm

NASA pieced together the Mars rover Curiosity’s latest selfie of the Martian landscape from dozens of images taken by its robotic arm throughout January 2015. Showcasing the “Mojave 2″ site of the planet, the frames that make up the picture of the rover were taken Jan. 14 of this year.

“Compared with the earlier Curiosity selfies, we added extra frames for this one so we could see the rover in the context of the full Pahrump Hills campaign,” according to a statement by rover team member Kathryn Stack from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.

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Watch a 2-Year-Old Sing the Cutest National Anthem Ever

It's a slam dunk

Trent Harris, the two-year-old son of Cincinnati Bengals long snapper Clark Harris, recently performed the Star Spangled Banner at the Southern Boys Basketball game in New Jersey. His rendition of the national anthem is a slam dunk in our book — especially when it comes to cuteness. Just look at that little blue blazer and button-down shirt! Listen closely, and you will hear the audience chuckle when he sings the part about “bombs bursting in air.”

Nicknamed “SuperTrentendo” by his football player dad, the youngster got props from his proud parents on Twitter. From mom, dancer and choreographer Jessica Harris:

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Watch Christina Aguilera Bust Out Her Famous Sex and the City Impression

You might remember it from 'Saturday Night Live'

On Wednesday night, The Voice coach Christina Aguilera stopped by Late Night to chat with Seth Meyers, who she first met when she hosted Saturday Night Live. Meyers made sure to bring up the show’s Sex and the City parody, where Aguilera debuted a spot-on impression of Samantha.

So naturally, Meyers asked the singer to revisit the role. Watch above as she shows it off — briefly, but brilliantly — once again. Then watch her full interview here:

Looks like Britney Spears isn’t the only impression Aguilera can pull off.

Read next: Watch Ed Sheeran’s Soulful Cover of Christina Aguilera’s ‘Dirrty’

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