Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

'Yanny or Laurel What do you hear?!' The latest social media craze

'Yanny or Laurel What do you hear?!' The latest social media craze

In the video below, is the robot saying "Yanny" or "Laurel?"

Twitter user Cloe Feldman first posted the clip online Monday night. We tested this out, and we still only hear "laurel" on both mobile and desktop. To some people, the word sounds like "yanny". "What's the science behind that?"

"If you turn the volume very low, there will be practically no bass and you will hear Yanny", a Reddit user wrote confidently. As of 4 p.m. "Laurel" was trending on Twitter, while "Yanny" was not.

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One Redditor pointed out that older people are more likely to hear "Laurel" because older people have suffered hearing damage over time. But even after listening to this, all I'm able to hear is "Yanny". "This is a case for the Federal Bureau of Investigation", one Twitter user wrote.

Nobody can tell if this recording says "Yanny" or "Laurel".

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