Remember when the internet lost its collective mind over the colour of a dress? (Which was definitely, 100% black and blue and only extreme weirdos saw it as white and gold).
Well, there’s a new personal perception debate raging online.
This time, people can’t seem to come to a consensus about whether this robot is saying ‘Yanny’ or ‘Laurel’:
What do you hear?! Yanny or Laurel pic.twitter.com/jvHhCbMc8I
— Cloe Feldman (@CloeCouture) May 15, 2018
Seriously, look at this uproar:
it's so clearly laurel. I can't even figure out how one would hear yanny.
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) May 15, 2018
100 percent yanny plz don't tell me otherwise 🤢
— calvin (@Calvin_Rodgers) May 16, 2018
"and i leave you this final message… you must assassinate… Laurel…"
hitman: *listens on iphone 4s speakers and fucking kills someone named Yanny*
— Seth Everman (@SethEverman) May 16, 2018
A science teacher explains why some of us are hearing 'Laurel' and some 'Yanny'… pic.twitter.com/ttJJ58qHeC
— Radio X (@RadioX) May 16, 2018
Anyway, the answer is both. Kinda. Depending on the speed and bass level, sometimes it sounds like ‘Yanny’, while at others it sounds like ‘Laurel’.
So at lower speeds & pitch you can clearly hear Yanny but once speed increases you can hear Laurel 🔊 pic.twitter.com/kNEQBPlXoO
— Shuj (@ChocMilkSheikh) May 16, 2018
you can hear both when you adjust the bass levels: pic.twitter.com/22boppUJS1
— Earth Vessel Quotes (@earthvessquotes) May 15, 2018
That said, the voice from the original upload at the top of this page inarguably says ‘Yanny’. All other opinions are incorrect.