Short Audio Clip Divides the Country

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A few of us heard Laurel. First posted on Reddit, the audio clip soon became viral on Twitter.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders disputes the videographer's initial claim: "Sarah, it's been reported that you hear Laurel, how you respond?"

Some hear one word very clearly and can't understand why anyone would hear the other. The word Yanny, the second frequency, has nearly exactly the same pattern as the L, R, L in Laurel.

There are actual reasons why an individual might hear either word. For example, what you hear might have to do with your speakers, headphones, or the acoustics in the room.

Thanks to the team from ASAPScience who unpack the perplexing audio clip and explain in detail why some of us hear "Yanny" and some of us hear "Laurel".

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My immediate assumption was that our station sound processing had affected how I was hearing the audio.

Researchers say those who hear higher frequency sounds are the ones who hear "yanny". Check it out here and find out what you hear here.

President Trump, along with other members of his administration, jumped in on the "Yanny vs. Laurel" debate on Thursday.

Interestingly, one Twitter user shared the recordings with the pitch turned both down and up.

So what is the final answer? Namely, what word is this robotic-sounding voice really saying?

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