'Yanny' or 'Laurel': the audio clip that’s tearing the internet apart

Anita Lyons
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

Just like that another social post has divided the internet, but this time in audio form.

A new recording of a robotic-sounding voice is tearing offices, homes and marriages apart. It’s the black dress/blue dress all over again, but in audio form.

While most (sensible, right-minded) listeners hear the voice say ‘Laurel’, a significant portion of listeners are hearing ‘Yanny’. So, which do you hear?


While we think it 100% says ‘Laurel’ loud and clear, plenty of Twitter users think otherwise.

Others hear ‘Laurel’ (just like most of Team Be):

If you want to know what is causing this incredible rift (and some actually hear both at the same time), some internet wizards have solved the mystery.

“I messed with the audio file and discovered that basically, the lower frequencies say ‘Laurel’,” Twitter user Jacob Livesay said. “And the higher frequencies say ‘Yanny’.”

Well there you have it folks! We’re still hearing ‘Laurel’ though.

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