While many heard the computerized voice as saying Larry, some tweeted saying they heard Yanny. People were left befuddled by the infamous dress incident of 2015 in which no one could decide if a dress in the photo was white and gold or black and blue.
Adding that visual cues may influence the hearing, McDermott said, "You would have noticed it had both the names appearing on the screen with no other context or information".
Remember when we were all arguing about whether that dress was #whiteandgold or #blackandblue?
Any while most listeners were divided on if they heard "Yanny" or "Laurel", some people said they heard both after multiple listens.More news: OnePlus 6 launch tonight
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Some people have generously manipulated the audio to change what word you'll hear.
Now, it's "which one do you hear?"
"It's so clearly laurel".
Those who are older usually are unable to hear higher frequencies, and are more likely to hear "Laurel", while those who are younger are more inclined to hear "Yanny". "I can't even figure out how one would hear yanny", she wrote. By 5 p.m. Tuesday, "Laurel" was trending on Twitter, which means it has also become content on pretty much every news website, including The Washington Post. But turn the volume up and play it on a set of speakers that replicate bass better, and you may find yourself on team laurel.