'Laurel' or 'yanny'?: Viral 4-second audio clip is dividing the internet

  • 'Laurel' or 'yanny'?: Viral 4-second audio clip is dividing the internet

'Laurel' or 'yanny'?: Viral 4-second audio clip is dividing the internet

Cloe Feldman, whose Twitter account now commands 206,000 followers, posted the Laurel-Yanny query and clip, which contained a looping robotic voice, on Monday night.

I'm assuming they combined the high frequencies of "Yanny" with the lower frequencies of "Laurel" (with some overlap), and the two words are phonetically similar enough for this to work.

The internet has brought us the next thing to fight over, and it doesn't involve debating the color of a dress.

It's being called the audio version of "The Dress" that had everyone arguing on the internet.

"What do you hear?!" she tweeted. "I hear laurel", wrote Ryan Switzer.

"I did hear Yanny for a hot sec though when I took one headphone out".

"Oh no. I hear Yanny. packing up my desk - goodbye". Now that this reporter only hears Yanny, all she wants to do is hear Laurel again.

"Guys who is hearing Laurel?". Are you exhausted of reading the words "Yanny" and "Laurel" yet?!? Turn up the volume on decent speakers and you may hear laurel. I invite you to be tempted to pull out your hair as you listen closely, and see how the people of Twitter are reacting to the greatest debate of 2018.