Everyone else is doing this so we might as well, too. Do you hear “Yanny” or “Laurel” in this now viral clip flying around the internets?
What do you hear?! Yanny or Laurel pic.twitter.com/jvHhCbMc8I
— Cloe Feldman (@CloeCouture) May 15, 2018
Twitter is divided, to say the least:
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) May 16, 2018
it's so clearly laurel. I can't even figure out how one would hear yanny.
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) May 15, 2018
Good night, Yanny
— Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) May 16, 2018
— Todd Piro (@ToddPiro) May 16, 2018
Literally everything at my show just stopped to see if people hear Laurel or Yanny. I hear Laurel. https://t.co/efWRw1Gj0L
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) May 15, 2018
Vox’s unscientific poll of close to 300,000 respondents is leaning toward Laurel 57%-43% at the time of this post:
What do you hear: "Yanny" or "Laurel"?
— Vox (@voxdotcom) May 15, 2018
So far, we haven’t seen any real explanation for why people are hearing totally different things, and as this clip from Mother Jones shows, changing the pitch can change what you hear:
— Mother Jones (@MotherJones) May 16, 2018
Over to you readers: Team Yanny or Team Laurel?
And now, we know:
Creator speaks out, ending "Yanny vs. Laurel" debate.
— ABC News (@ABC) May 16, 2018
Thanks for playing, everybody.