“Laurel” or “Yanny”? The Audio Clip That’s Puzzling Us All
It’s been three years since the dress that stumped the internet.
When the mother of a bride sent her daughter this photo, causing a disagreement over its color that would spread so widely, its hashtag would amass over 10 million mentions within the post’s first week.
This debate garnered viral attention after a friend of the bride’s posted the image on Tumblr and no one on the internet could agree on what they saw.
Earlier today, a new kind of controversy sparked across Twitter when people were asked to pick which of these words they hear in this clip:
It’s basically the audio equivalent of the dress debacle all over again.
Most of us can only hear one of the words (names?)
#TeamLaurel all the way.
Others, after searching long and hard, are still torn between the options.
Admittedly, some are more dedicated to this debate than others:
If you pick up on the higher pitch it’s Yanny amd the lower pitch is Laurel. I heard Yanny 10 times before I could hear Laurel.
— Biscuits (@wiscoinferno) May 15, 2018
As it turns out,
Apparently, you can hear “yanny” at a low volume with little to no bass and “laurel” when the volume and bass are high.
It’s tripping everyone out and lowkey making us question everything.
My wife and I just listened through my laptop speakers — she heard “Yanny” and I heard “Laurel” and now I feel like I’m living in a simulation.
— Michael Weiss (@RotationlSymtry) May 15, 2018
Oh, internet, where will we go from here.