'Laurel' or 'yanny'?: Debate divides the internet

In a four-second audio clip, a robotic voice says a single word that has divided the online community, as some people say they hear "yanny" while others can only hear "laurel."
2:09 | 05/16/18

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We are back now with a new debate that is dividing the country. Dividing this desk. It is. You guys remember the dress debacle. Some saying this is blue and black. Because it is blue and black. That is blue and black. George sees gold and white. Well, now we got another debate. The audio clip. This audio clip is splitting -- T.J., you're rubbing your eyes already. But you'll explain it all. We made it through the dress debate. We'll make it through this as a country as well, guys but this one simple clip with one word has divided the country. I want everybody to listen to it now at home if you haven't heard it. I hope you listen to it with somebody because there's a chance they'll hear something different than you're hearing it. Roll that clip. Laurel. Laurel. It's laurel. Yanny. It's yanny. It's laurel. It was yanny earlier. Now it's laurel. Who are mayan Ni folks? I'm. That's all I have heard. Really? Is laurel the whole time. But I heard yanny before. Now I'm hearing laurel. So something wrong with me? Well, that's another issue. So what's the science behind this? Science, we're told -- nobody is sure but I'm sure some scientists are studying it as we speak but speculation maybe it has to do with the volume you're hearing it and something to do with the frequency you're hearing it but some other says it might just be a jumbo of noise that your brain really doesn't know what it's hearing and yours is interpreting it one way and yours is interpreting it another but this is the craziest thing I've seen to show this to two people of the let them hear it and both argue. What am I saying, yanny? You're saying yanny. Amy, we aren't crazy. I mean, I was just checking. You're not crazy. You're just wrong. Just wrong. Nothing but laurel. I've heard nothing but laurel. Nothing but yanny. Nothing but yanny. We'll get through it together. We got people in the back going laurel. Yes, our laurel fans back there. Marth spoken.

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