Internet Divided Over “Yanny” and “Laurel”
People all over the Internet are engaged in a raging debate over a recording from Vocabulary.com that sounds very different to different people. Some people clearly hear the recorded word “laurel,” while others hear the word “yanny.” For those who clearly hear one or the other, it is difficult to comprehend that others could hear something completely different. Some scientists suggest that those in the “yanny” camp hear higher frequencies than those in the “laurel” camp. This debate is reminiscent of a similar one that went viral a while back when people all over the world looked at the same picture of a dress and argued about whether it was blue and black or white and gold.