Sunday, 19 August, 2018

'Laurel' or 'Yanny'? The audio clip the internet refuses to agree on

Nobody can agree if this robot says 'Yanny' or 'Laurel' and everyone is arguing about it 'Yanny' or 'Laurel'? This Viral Audio Clip Has People Tripping Out
Angelica Greene | 18 May, 2018, 17:35

That's the question as a short audio clip has sparked a social media debate about whether the word is "yanny" or "laurel".

The Yanny-Laurel debate is taking the internet by storm, with thousands sharing the video around various social media platforms. Even celebrities from Chrissy Teigen and Ellen are weighing in.

A number of scientific observers have posited that the discrepancy comes down to how we process different frequencies, the acoustic information that we use to hear. She posted the audio clip to her Instagram story, another student re-published it as a poll, and then a friend put it on Reddit, thus sparking the nationwide debate.

Of course, for some people, many who hear one word can't believe anyone would hear something different.

What do you hear?

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Things quickly got heated, as people everywhere began to chime in on what they heard. How can some people hear "Yanny" and others the completely different-sounding "Laurel"?

Moreover, some people have added to the confusion by somehow saying they can hear both.

One Twitter user proved this by adjusting the bass levels of the original recording.

Headphones and speakers can also play a role in this, depending on the quality of the set, or if they are tinny.

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