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Internet divided over 'Yanny or Laurel' video clip

Internet divided over 'Yanny or Laurel' video clip

"It clear as day says Yanny", Lexy Rose tweeted. Essentially, if you've been trained to hear something, it impacts what you think you hear, even if the actual sound is different.

Meanwhile, the FOX 26 newsroom is completely split on the issue.

Naturally, a thousand theories have risen about what is causing this example of aural dissonance, such as young people only hearing "Yanny" with their fresh, sharp ears.

Within an hour, I've been able to convert four of my colleagues after playing the clip ad nauseum.

They speculate that there are two separate voices in the recording, one saying "Laurel" at a lower frequency and the other saying "Yanny" at a higher frequency.

That explanation was roundly dismissed by many on Twitter, however a select few claimed they managed to hear both Yanny and Laurel.

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Basically, if you change the pitch, you should be able to hear both. A similar confusion is back, but this time people are trying to decide whether this viral audio file says Laurel or Yanny.

Remember the dress that was blue and black or gold and white? Within 48 hours, the post gained over 400,000 notes. "This is a case for the Federal Bureau of Investigation", one Twitter user wrote.

Organizations including the National Public Radio have weighed in on the debate, saying on Twitter, whichever team you are on, "We're just happy you're listening to audio on the internet".

Who can the internet thank for sparking a brand new #TheDress debate?

Is there social media commentary about this?

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