Yanny or Laurel? It's the question dividing the internet


The subsequent debate brings to mind the dress that went viral two years ago, with social media users divided into two groups - ones that saw a white and golden dress and the rest who saw black and blue.

It's a debate that's dividing the country and tearing America apart at the seams. Cut to 2018, and looks like the internet has found a new thing to obsess over and drive people insane.

You can hear it for yourself here.

David Monahan said the audio clip "was Yanny when I listened on my computer and Laurel on my phone".

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The audio clip was initially posted to Reddit, but has now been shared across social media. Why would people hear two totally different words?

And, after listening again: "You all don't hear 'doughnut?'" While another person stated, "Both. Depends on what you focus on more".

And then Twitter went insane.

Why isn't everyone hearing the same word?

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Someone else suggested "ye li" - roughly translated as "in the night" - and wondered: "I keep hearing ye li, when is it going to be day?"

The internet was seemingly split Tuesday when a circulating audio clip asked listeners to choose: Do they hear "Yanny?"

To answer this, we consulted experts in how human brains perceive sound.

"Yanny or Laurel", accompanied by a recording of a computerized voice, now what it is saying, we will leave it up to you to decide, because this recording has stirred a debate across the internet.

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