What do you hear?! Yanny or Laurel pic.twitter.com/jvHhCbMc8I
— Cloe Feldman (@CloeCouture) May 15, 2018
There’s an audio recording going viral right now where a computer-generated voice is either saying “Yanny” . . . or “Laurel.” And apparently there are a few factors that influence what you hear, including things like how well your speakers play lower frequencies.
Some people hear “Yanny” and some people hear “Laurel.” Some even hear both . . . I heard “Yanny” when I listened to it through the speaker on my phone, but I heard “Laurel” when I listened with headphones.
And according to a poll on Buzzfeed, 50% of people said they heard Yanny . . . 36% heard Laurel . . . and 13% could hear both.