Remember #TheDress? The dress was the debate that tore the internet apart. The discussion was, did you see white and gold or blue and black? Well now it’s happening again with Laurel vs. Yanny! Interestingly enough, this was first discovered by a student who was writing a paper. The student looked up the word “laurel” to hear the pronunciation, but was completely surprised when she heard the word “yanny.” So she posted it on her Instagram story as a poll and was stunned when she saw the results were split almost completely down the middle. It has since taken the internet by storm. The Laurel vs. Yanny controversy has even reached the celebs!
Ellen tweeted, “Literally everything at my show just stopped to see if people hear Laurel or Yanny. I hear Laurel.”
Colbert tweeted, “Laurel? Yanny? All I here is the song of the summer!”
But what it seems it comes down to is very similar the conclusion we reached with #TheDress. the secret is within the frequency at which the audio clip is played. When you hear the clip being played off of a phone, you may hear “yanny,” but if you plug in your headphones the audio may change and you will likely hear it “Laurel.”
This new trend is driving everyone crazy! Do you hear Laurel or Yanny? Let us know in the comments!
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