Around the same time in 2015, there was a picture of the dress that took the internet by storm. The debate over whether the dress is ‘gold and white’ or ‘blue and black’ had reached a point where one started questioning his/her sanity.
Now, a recording that surfaced yesterday is tearing the internet apart.
A short audio clip of a computer-generated voice that first appeared on Reddit, seems to be saying one word – but whether that word is ‘Yanny’ or ‘Laurel’ is the source of furious disagreement.
On Tuesday, Cloe Feldman, a social media influencer and vlogger, posted a question on her Instagram story, which she then cross-posted to Twitter: “What do you hear? Yanny or Laurel,” accompanied by a recording of a computerized voice, now what it is saying, we will leave it up to you to decide, because this recording has stirred a debate across the internet.
What do you hear?! Yanny or Laurel pic.twitter.com/jvHhCbMc8I
— Cloe Feldman (@CloeCouture) May 15, 2018
People on the internet have created a fiasco on whether they hear, ‘Laurel’, ‘Yanny’ or both. If it was up to us to decide, we’d say we hear ‘Yanny’.
According to a theory put forward on social media by the users, what you hear depends on the amount of bass that’s being produced from the device you’re listening on. Although if you adjust the frequency you can hear ‘Laurel’, although that wasn’t the case for us.
you can hear both when you adjust the bass levels: pic.twitter.com/22boppUJS1
— Earth Vessel Quotes (@earthvessquotes) May 15, 2018
And then Twitter went crazy.
guys help me out, does this dress say yanny or laurel pic.twitter.com/Tl2lfZKYBS
— Alex Zalben (@azalben) May 15, 2018
It’s LAUREL. Where the hell are you guys getting Yanny?
LOR-RUL. How do you guys hear “Yah-nee”?!
— Kimmie Gee (@sweetenedcafe) May 16, 2018
I was able to hear both after a lot of trial and errors messing with my ears.
— DC Poeta (@PabloDCPoeta) May 17, 2018
I just don’t understand how people hear Laurel. It’s a conspiracy.
— Huff (@B_RAN09) May 17, 2018
Ive been hearing laurel for the past day or so, and then boom, all I hear is yanny, I hate freaky shit like this
— Dee York (@Davina85) May 17, 2018
It’s saying both
1. If you hear Laurel put your headphones on and say yanny
— Luis Nieblas??? (@Luis_Nibbles) May 17, 2018
Here are your favourite celebrities participating in the crazy debate.
It’s Yanny pic.twitter.com/p03ljzpomJ
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) May 16, 2018
I heard Yanny all day and now I’m hearing Laurel on the same device and I can’t hear Yanny anymore. I guess I’ll just go fuck myself.
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) May 16, 2018
— Bebe Rexha (@BebeRexha) 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
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
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) May 16, 2018
— Emmy Rossum (@emmyrossum) May 16, 2018
I hear a robot saying “yeah me” “Yehme” like it’s congratulating itself for wasting our time but I don’t hear Laurel I used to live on laurel canyon how do I not hear that! https://t.co/jL8aViHTxl
— Ruby Rose (@RubyRose) May 16, 2018
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) May 16, 2018
Do you hear ‘Yanny’, ‘Laurel’ or both? Let us know.