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Answer it.

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    $\begingroup$ Hi, welcome to Puzzling! Questions like these, where the solving strategy is not explicitly given, are usually tagged [enigmatic-puzzles]. I've added the tag for you. $\endgroup$
    – Deusovi
    May 6 '16 at 3:47
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    $\begingroup$ I guess the steganography tag is relevant here. $\endgroup$
    – Reti43
    May 6 '16 at 5:47

The answer is


Following Dan Russell's partial answer:

Taking the 2 least significant bits of each pixel, I get this image: enter image description here

Thanks to @f'' in the comments, the interpretation of this is:

Those are pictures of a clipboard, a bin and Kim Dotcom, forming pastebin.com.
Accessing http://pastebin.com/L0szeSrH we see the question "What city?" and a picture of a track which appears to be located in Chicago, more specifically the UIC-Halsted station.

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    $\begingroup$ Nicely done. Any ideas about the initial bready picture? Random/relevant? $\endgroup$ May 6 '16 at 6:06
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    $\begingroup$ @DanRussell They're "little bits" of food, get it? $\endgroup$
    – ffao
    May 6 '16 at 6:49
  • $\begingroup$ In retrospect: duh. Remind me not to post things at 2 am. $\endgroup$ May 7 '16 at 1:38
  • $\begingroup$ Out of interest: how do you extract the low bits of the pixels? $\endgroup$ May 7 '16 at 10:08
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    $\begingroup$ @PeterLeFanuLumsdaine I used the Python Imaging Library: pastebin.com/zXM5HQSn $\endgroup$
    – ffao
    May 8 '16 at 6:51

Partial answer. By:

Dropping the brightness of the image way down, you get:

enter image description here

So there's definitely a dude in there... (What has two thumbs and loves toast? This guy!) But I don't think that's enough, and given the tag I don't think I have the expertise to go further.

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    $\begingroup$ I'll have to keep this trick in mind for detecting such tricks in the future ... $\endgroup$
    – Joshua
    May 6 '16 at 21:15

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