The "Yanny" Vs "Laurel" Debate Has The Internet DIVIDED - But What Do You Hear?
16 May 2018, 14:16
I'm sorry but facts are facts - the clip says "Yanny".
Over the past few years, many things have tried to cause internet-wide mass panic like The Blue and Black Dress™ but none have truly had the range or the longevity. UNTIL NOW.
A video has gone viral of an automated voice saying a word and the internet can't make up its mind over whether it says 'Yanny' or 'Laurel'. The video was originally shared on Reddit on May 13 and then posted on Twitter by YouTuber Cloe Couture a few days later where it's been viewed almost 8 million times.
What do you hear?! Yanny or Laurel pic.twitter.com/jvHhCbMc8I— Cloe Feldman (@CloeCouture) May 15, 2018
WHAT DID YOU HEAR? WAS IT YANNY OR WAS IT LAUREL?
The clip has sent Twitter into a complete meltdown with users tweeting and forming alliances with people based on what they hear in the video. So far, there's no clear winner. The vote is split. It is a hung parliament. The world is burning. People are fighting in the streets. Relationships are crumbling. The economies of countries all over the world are collapsing. It's like the Hunger Games out here.
it's so clearly laurel. I can't even figure out how one would hear yanny.— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) May 15, 2018
am i the only person on earth who can clearly hear that it’s saying yanny and laurel at the same time and you can just focus on either— Daniel Howell (@danielhowell) May 16, 2018
Listen it’s clearly Laurel— Ally Brooke (@AllyBrooke) May 16, 2018
It’s YANNY what is happening??!!!!! Wahhhh!! https://t.co/ZVtzh7H5jJ— Camilla Luddington (@camilluddington) May 16, 2018
yanny n laurel fasho depends on what frequencies ur ears pick up— Kehlani (@Kehlani) May 16, 2018
if you listen to it and focus on the high pitched or low pitched u can hear both. it’s hard as hell but u can do it
CMON WHERE MY MUSICIANS AT
What if someone is messing with us and there are different videos and one is #yanny and one is #laurel and depending on which one you play that's what you hear and they want us all to fight over this and it's WORKING— Meghan Athey (@Keggs719) May 15, 2018
Turns out, there's some science behind why you're hearing one thing and all your friends are hearing the other - and it's all to do with the frequencies that your brain picks up. If you heard "Yanny", it's because your brain is more receptive to higher frequencies and if you heard "Laurel", your brain is more receptive to the lower frequencies.
And if you adjust the bass and pitch, you can actually hear both Yanny AND Laurel. That's is. That's the science.
you can hear both when you adjust the bass levels: pic.twitter.com/22boppUJS1— Earth Vessel Quotes (@earthvessquotes) May 15, 2018