Is this emoji one monkey making three faces, or three monkeys next to each other?

Is this emoji one monkey making three faces, or three monkeys next to each other?

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Not since the great dress debate of 2015 has the Internet been so divided. It comes down to this: In the emoji "Three Wise Monkeys," are we seeing three monkeys sitting next to each other? Or is it the same monkey making three different faces?

Don't answer right away. Find a spot under a tree and ponder this one. Go deep with it. Let this question rock you to your core.

From Wikipedia

The three wise monkeys, sometimes called the three mystic apes, are a pictorial maxim. Together they embody the proverbial principle "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil". 

The Wikipedia article goes on to name three different monkeys. But much like you can't quote Wikipedia to complete your homework, you shouldn't necessarily rely on it to answer this question. Don't forget, this is an emoji. Many read it from left-to-right on a timeline. The monkey is perfectly identical in all ways except for expression. So it could very well be one monkey acting out three parts. We all have an element of "hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil" inside all of us.

The fate of the Internet rests in your hands. 

The Votes Are In!
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The Tweet that started it all.
One monkey. Three faces.
The emoji is inspired by the old proverb.
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