Yanny or Laurel: 4-second audio clip divides the internet

Yanny’ or ‘Laurel’? The internet can’t decide

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"You could know many people named "Laurel" and none called "Yanny".

It features a robotic voice saying a name and some people hear "Yanny" while others hear "Laurel".

Many Twitter users replied saying that they could only hear "Yanny", while those on the "Laurel" camp insisted the same.

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Much like the debate about whether people saw a black and blue or white and gold dress, everyone hears something different in the audio track.

"I honestly think after looking at the spectrograms and playing with some filters that this is just the word "Laurel" with some high-frequency artifacts overlaying it", Yazel told the website.

Remember when we were all arguing about whether that dress was #whiteandgold or #blackandblue? Kind of like an optical illusion, but with audio.

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And for an actual explanation about why people are hearing two completely different things so clearly, go here.

In an interview with TheFIX today to promote The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, Darren Criss heard the clip for the first time and also said he heard Yanny.

"HOW DOES ANYONE HEAR LAUREL ITS YANNY", Twitter user zaynilla added. "It clear as day says laurel". The voice saying "Yanny", on the other hand, is at a higher frequency, which means you are more likely to hear it on a lower volume, sans bass reverberation. The recording apparently originated on Reddit. "I can't even figure out how one would hear yanny", she wrote.

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If you heard "Laurel", you are the victor and have earned bragging rights for this round of internet debate.

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