Internet Erupts Into Chaos Over Yanny Vs. Laurel Audio Clip

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It started when Reddit user RolandCamry posted the clip earlier this week. It eventually got to Twitter where the argument exploded into complete chaos.

The social media world is freaking out over an audio clip that has sparked a debate about whether an automated voice is repeating “yanny” or “laurel.”

It all started when Reddit user RolandCamry posted the clip earlier this week. It eventually made its way to Twitter where the argument exploded into complete chaos.

Even several well-known personalities chimed in to declare what they believed the voice in the clip was saying. Supermodel and social media personality Chrissy Teigen, broadcaster Stephen Fry, and YouTuber Logan Paul were all on team “laurel.”

Meanwhile, Toronto councillor Norm Kelly was a fervid “yanny” supporter and told all of the “laurel” folks to clean their ears out.

Associate editor of New York Magazine, Madison Malone Kircher, took the debate to new heights by posting the ominous statement that “You either die a Yanny or live long enough to see yourself become a Laurel.”

Twitter user Dylan Bennett came in to save the day, explaining that the difference in what listeners hear depends on how their ears respond to high and low frequencies.

His explanatory tweet received more than 11,000 retweets and over 17,000 likes.

However, even with Bennett's help, some people still were unable to hear the intended "yanny" and "laurel" distinctions. 

Leave it to the internet to find a way to use a 4-second audio clip to make people question everything they've ever known to be true about themselves and their hearing. 

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