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'Laurel' or 'yanny'?: Viral 4-second audio clip is dividing the internet

16 May 2018

Turns out, both sides are correct. Listen to the clip below and tell us if you hear the word "Yanny" (not a word) or "Laurel".

Apparently, playing with the bass levels can help you hear both pronunciations.

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Whether or not our ear canals or our brains are to blame, it's clear that, with one word, a bot has once again flamed internet users' tribal instincts.

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.

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A very helpful Twitter user adjusted the pitch of the recording to show this. The two younger members of Select All heard "Yanny", while the older two heard "Laurel". Well buckle up, folks, because there's a new viral sensation causing divisions in offices and group texts everywhere: an audio clip of a computerized voice saying a word.

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'Laurel' or 'yanny'?: Viral 4-second audio clip is dividing the internet