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The Clean Cut: Science video explains Yanny vs. Laurel debate
A YouTube video by AsapSCIENCE explains why some hear "Yanny" and others hear "Laurel" while listening to the same audio clip. - photo by Jenna Alton
Do you hear Yanny or Laurel?

The controversy started when Twitter user Cloe Feldman posted a tweet with an audio clip, asking users a question that seemed simple enough: What do you hear?

Over 80,000 retweets later, the internet became divided on what word the audio clip says, Yanny or Laurel." If youre confused about how people hear two very different words from the same audio clip, youre not alone.

For our sanitys sake, AsapSCIENCE posted a YouTube video that explains how some people hear Laurel while others hear Yanny.

According to the video, the phenomenon is explained by which word you're expecting to hear, similarity in sound waves, what device youre using and the age of your ears.

Watch the video for a more detailed explanation.