'Yanny or Laurel' audio illusion divides social media

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Regarding the "Yanny" vs. "Laurel" debate, CBS News reported Twitter data shows 47 percent of people hear "Yanny", and 53 percent hear "Laurel".

"It's Laurel but I could deflect and divert to Yanny if you need me to".

But, if you hear Yanny, that's all the higher notes.

While the Obama White House released light videos, the Trump presidency has heralded a more polarized era, and so the attempt at a light viral video by the Trump team did not escape attention.


Watch the video:The audio snippet with just two syllables ignited an internet meltdown, dividing social media users into staunchly opposed camps: do you hear "Yanny" or "Laurel?"

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders makes a lighthearted joke when asked why she only hears Laurel.

The talks were sparked after 20-year-old Instagram influencer and self-described YouTuber named Chloe Fledman from Florida shared an audio clip on social media asking what they heard.

Vice President Mike Pence has no idea what is going on ....in case you're listening, Robert Mueller. 'All I hear is Yanny'.


George Ablett wrote on Twitter: "Think the Laurel or Yanny thing is weird?" For example, what you hear might have to do with your speakers, headphones, or the acoustics in the room.

So if you're hearing Laurel, you're likely picking up on the lower frequency.

Squidjeep said: "These videos do well on the internet because it's really cool to see how people's brains work".


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