Yanny or Laurel Science explains why you're hearing one and not the other

On Tuesday, the internet broke out into an all-consuming debate, dividing people into two camps: those that heard "Laurel," and those that heard "Yanny." The factioning began when social media influencer and vlogger Cloe Feldman tweeted a simple question about a short piece of audio: "What do you hear?! Yanny or Laurel?"

The original word on Vocabulary.com is "Laurel," but according to a reply RolandCamry posted on Reddit, his sister heard the word "Yanny."

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