‘Yanny or Laurel?’ New Viral Audio Clip Tears America Apart Like a Sequel to ‘The Dress’ – Luckily, We Have Explanation!
OK, folks, here’s a new hype that is kind of The Dress debate we had earlier. This time the whole Internet is trying to decide what the audio says – “Yanny” or “Laurel.”
Nexter.org knows the answer and ready to explain the whole thing.
Yanny or Laurel?
The great Yanny vs. Laurel debate exploded on Tuesday after Redditor RolandCamry shared a record of a computer-generated voice and it divided America into two camps. The voice appears to be saying one word, and no one can agree if it’s saying “laurel” or “yanny.”
In case you don’t know what we’re talking about, listen to it 10,000 times and decide whether you fall on the side of light or darkness.
What do you hear?! Yanny or Laurel pic.twitter.com/jvHhCbMc8I
— Cloe Feldman (@CloeCouture) May 15, 2018
Yeah, that’s tough. For some Twitter users, that has become a life-ruining thing. We gathered the funniest reactions.
people who hear yanny:
Can carry on a conversation
IQ over 150
Rich ans Succesful
people who hear laurel:
— singular geese (@IndoBoiHusam) May 16, 2018
When you hear laurel loud and clear but not yanny pic.twitter.com/dpsOiAYgSj
— Ryan Connolly (@RPConnolly21) May 15, 2018
— Alex Stockwell (@alexrstockwell) May 15, 2018
Laurel and Yanny are the horsemen of the apocalypse
— sarah (@SarahSahim) May 15, 2018
Me after listening to the recording for 267th time and still hearing Yanny pic.twitter.com/qgQavD0IcV
— Amb (@amberchristy03) May 16, 2018
Ta-da! It’s high time to stop you’re suffering and explain what’s going on.
The recording itself is pretty low quality, so your brain fills in the gaps between discernible sounds, just like it did with the colors of the blue-and-black or white-and-gold dress because the original photo was taken in weak lighting.
Also, you have to take into account the different ways people are listening to this – through mobile phones, headphones, tablets, etc.
Apparently, both sides are correct, according to findings from some Reddit users. There are two separate voices in the recording, one saying “Laurel” at a lower frequency and the other saying “Yanny” at a higher frequency. If you play the recording at a high volume, you’re probably more likely to hear “Laurel,” while if the volume is at a lower level, you’ll hear “Yanny.”
you can hear both when you adjust the bass levels: pic.twitter.com/22boppUJS1
— Earth Vessel Quotes (@earthvessquotes) May 15, 2018
Still stuck on one? Try playing around with different headphones, speakers, and volumes — you’ll eventually hear the difference.
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