Yanny or Laurel? Audio 'illusion' stirs up argument online

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Is This Voice Saying 'Yanny' or 'Laurel?'

A YouTube video also plays with pitches to attempt to understand how people hear different words in the same audio clip.

Some Twitter users have said they hear "Yanny" and some say they hear "Laurel". The voice appears to be saying one word, and no one can agree if it's saying "laurel" or "yanny".

I, for instance, correctly hear "Laurel", spoken in a deep male voice with the diction of a seasoned radio announcer.

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It all seems to stem from social media user Cloe Feldman's accounts. "The interesting thing about the word Yanny is that the second frequency that our vocal track produces follows nearly the same path, in terms of what it looks like spectrographically, as Laurel".

The Internet has brought back another mind-boggling mystery to divide us all - this time, in audio form.

But for some reason, it's caused enough contention and confusion that it's been compared to the blue and black vs white and gold dress dilemma. You might actually hear different sounds than the person next to you.

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The model tweeted: 'I just asked my dad what he heard and he said "nothing" and my mom said "rural"'. To some people, the word sounds like "yanny".

Anyway, listen to the clip and tell what you think, we're divided in the office.

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