Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Laurence Reese

Laurel or Yanny? This audio clip is driving the internet insane

Laurel or Yanny? This audio clip is driving the internet insane

Workplaces everywhere ground to a halt on Tuesday as everybody argued whether the robot in this recording says "Yanny" or "Laurel".

There's an audio clip going around the internet that is causing people to hear "Yanny" or "Laurel".

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Apparently, both sides are correct, according to findings from some Reddit users.

Depending on a number of factors - including the sound settings on your computer, and maybe more crucially, your age - you might hear one or the other. "Turn the volume up and play it on some speakers that have actual bass response (aka not your phone) and you will hear Laurel". The human brain can't process both at once, though, so it picks one to process, depending on your hearing range.

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Beauty and fashion designer Cloe Feldman tweeted a video Monday with an audio track and asked people to vote, 'What do you hear?! I mean, how could people not tell the difference between "yanny" and "laurel"?

A new audio clip features a robotic male voice speaking, but there's a global debate over what exactly he's saying.

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