Question that is driving the internet insane: Yanny or Laurel?

Question that is driving the internet insane: Yanny or Laurel?

Question that is driving the internet insane: Yanny or Laurel?

The clip was initially posted online by a high school student who needed to learn the definition of "laurel", Wired reported Wednesday.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders drops a "fake news" retort in the video. He also said that you need to consider the different ways people are listening to the audio - through mobile phones, headphones, tablets, etc.

Laurel and Yanny debate was an audio version of "The Dress" - a photo that went viral in 2015 when no one could agree whether the garment was white and gold or blue and black. Just three were caught in between - hearing first one, then the other when played again, or a mix of the two sounds. Secondly, while the words are seemingly very different, they actually share very similar acoustic features.

The ear teaser comes the same week a clip hit headlines across the world and divided people between those who heard "laurel" and those who heard "yanny". If you hadn't been introduced to the possibility of hearing "Yanny" or "Laurel" you may not have heard either of these words.

How you listen to the recording will also affect what you hear.

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President Trump, along with other members of his administration, jumped in on the "Yanny vs. Laurel" debate on Thursday.

Interestingly, one Twitter user shared the recordings with the pitch turned both down and up.

So what is the final answer?

What made it viral is that while some people thought it's obviously Laurel, the rest were convinced that the robot voice was saying Yanny.

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