Thursday, 23 May, 2019

Short Audio Clip Divides the Country

The audio recording in this video purportedly sounds like Trump hears 'covfefe' as White House aides weigh in on 'Yanny' and 'Laurel'
Deanna Wagner | 18 May, 2018, 14:55

The ear teaser comes the same week a clip hit headlines across the world and divided people between those who heard "laurel" and those who heard "yanny".

He played it for his peers, who disagreed over whether the syllables formed "Yanny" or "Laurel".

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders makes a lighthearted joke when asked why she only hears Laurel.

On Tuesday internet was torn in two teams - Team Yanny and Team Laurel after a mysterious audio clip was doing rounds on social media.

In a cheeky clip posted on Twitter, White House staff argued over Yanny and Laurel. "All I hear is Yanny", Sanders replied.

Mr Trump alluded to his viral tweet a year ago that ended in the world "covfefe", before it was deleted.

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Comparing this with the dress, a user wrote, "so is this dress yanny or laurel".

The collective sensory experiment causing a Twitter tizzy mushroomed from a short audio clip originally published by a high school student on Reddit, The New York Times said Wednesday.

Humans typically pay attention to three different frequencies when they're listening to speech. Sara, it's been reported you hear Laurel. For example, what you hear might have to do with your speakers, headphones, or the acoustics in the room.

Vice President Mike Pence, apparently blissfully unaware of the debate, only says, "Who's Yanny?"

Squidjeep said: "These videos do well on the internet because it's really cool to see how people's brains work".