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


Please just help us out here.

Some Twitter users have said they hear "Yanny" and some say they hear "Laurel".

"Yanny.... I listened 10 times and cant figure out how anyone hears laurel", one person Tweeted. [Editor's note: It was not in unison.] The pair each tried a number of headphones ranging from nice to incredibly crappy and still heard only "Laurel".

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I'm assuming they combined the high frequencies of "Yanny" with the lower frequencies of "Laurel" (with some overlap), and the two words are phonetically similar enough for this to work. "There is no N sound".

If you mess around with the pitch, you'll also maybe hear different sounds depending on how messed up your ears are.

Instead, people on Twitter are arguing over whether an audio recording is saying "Yanny" or "Laurel".

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The debate rages on - what do you hear?

Turn the volume up/down to hear each version.

That explanation was roundly dismissed by many on Twitter, however a select few claimed they managed to hear both Yanny and Laurel.

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