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Yanny or Laurel True History: The debate solved

By MyHowBook Team ⚈ Published On:

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few days, you have probably been a part of this new debate.

‘Yanny or Laurel,’ has the Internet torn apart with debate as to whether the person is saying ‘Yanny’ or ‘Laurel.’

Listen to it yourself

(Add the ‘Yanny or Laurel’ audio and loop it 2-3 times)

What did you hear? 

Yanny or Laurel?

If you heard, Laurel, you’re technically correct, but it might actually have something to do with the age of our ears.

Because as we grow old, our ability to hear high-frequency audio decline. So, if you hear either Yanny or Laurel, it has something to do with your age.

But where did this audio originate from which made us realize that Yanny and Laurel sound quite similar?

The audio recording actually originated on the resource website, Vocabulary.com, under the entry for ‘Laurel.’

Katie Hetzel, a freshman at Flowery Branch High School in Georgia, found the audio while studying for her world literature class.

She looked up ‘Laurel’ on the resource website and when she played the audio and heard ‘Yanny’ instead.

Katie brought the audio to her friends and discovered that everyone heard mixed things.

So she posted the audio clip to her Instagram story and it was later uploaded to Reddit by RolandCamry.

After a debate started in Reddit, the audio was then picked up on Twitter by a popular YouTuber, Cloe Feldman.

And that’s how the ‘Yanny or Laurel’ debate started.

Let us know what you heard in the comment section