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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