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Posted: May 16, 2018

#Trending: Which Word Do YOU Hear... “Yanny” or “Laurel”?

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 04:  U.S. President Donald Trump listens to a reporter's question as he walks on the South Lawn after arriving on Marine One at the White House December 4, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Trump traveled to Utah to announce his plan to shrink the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments.    (Photo by Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 04: U.S. President Donald Trump listens to a reporter's question as he walks on the South Lawn after arriving on Marine One at the White House December 4, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Trump traveled to Utah to announce his plan to shrink the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments. (Photo by Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images)

By Bryan Carstensen

The latest Internet debate is an audio clip that has people hearing two different things. 

Some people very clearly hear "laurel" while other people hear "yanny." Right now according to a Twitter poll more people hear "laurel" in a 60%-40% split. 

But the big question is why do some people hear “laurel” and others hear “yanny”?

Apparently it has to do with the pitch of the audio… “yanny” is in high pitch while “laurel” is in low pitch.


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