'Laurel' or 'yanny'?: Viral 4-second audio clip is dividing the internet

Explained Yanny Or Laurel

She said she heard Laurel.

A recording uploaded to Instagram asks listeners whether they hear Yanny or Laurel.

We know Teigen meant well in removing the words from her social media feeds, but her actions also had unintended consequences for a few of her fans - specifically, her fans named "Laurel", "Yanny", and "Yanni". Even Mike Smith, the actor who plays Bubbles on the Canadian mockumentary series The Trailer Park Boys, has extensively weighed in on the apparent audio anomaly.

Have you joined Team Yanny or Team Laurel? The Laurel advantage is apparent in Canada as well.

Moreover, some people have added to the confusion by somehow saying they can hear both. How one hears it is similar to how people viewed a dress on the internet three years ago.

Of course, for some people, many who hear one word can't believe anyone would hear something different. What could alter what you hear are your headphones or audio equipment. As the bass is adjusted, the word seems to shift.

In the comment section of where the post first appeared on Reddit, someone explained that the difference in audio perception has to do with bass frequencies.

But what if two people are both listening through the same speaker and hear different things? Well, your ears just might be different. He explained that differently shaped ears focus sounds differently.

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