'Laurel' or 'Yanny'?

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'Laurel' or 'Yanny'?

  1. Laurel

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  1. Ian

    Ian Administrator

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    Have any of you listened to the audio clip that has been posted all over the place this past couple of days?:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-44136799

    Becky played it to me yesterday and asked what I could hear - I can only hear "Yanny"... while she hears "Laurel". I must have listened to it 20 times to try and see how on earth that was the case, until reading the more detailed explanation on freq.

    Give it a listen and vote on what you can hear! Try it on someone else if you can, and hopefully it'll be a different result!
     
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    muckshifter I'm not weird, I'm a limited edition. Moderator

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    I don't hear anything, than I found the audio clip.

    :user:
     
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    V_R ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Moderator

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    This was all over Reddit a few days ago, its Laurel!

    Edit: Science.

     
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    muckshifter I'm not weird, I'm a limited edition. Moderator

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    now ask a BT India helpdesk person to pronounce each word ... I won't stop there, any one for a Russian interpretation.

    :D
     
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    Becky Webmistress Administrator

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    The funny thing is, Ian's hearing is terrible! He has his phone volume so loud that I can always hear both sides of the conversation. So it's slightly galling that he can hear Yanny and I can't! :lol:
     
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    nivrip Yorkshire Cruncher

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    I hear "Yanny" so I must have young ears. But I know, from my age, that I have old ears. :D

    Is science always correct? I was always taught to query EVERYTHING. :D
     
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    And the world comes to an end because we have nothing else to be concerned about
     
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    Becky Webmistress Administrator

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    Good point, I better get back to solving world peace :fool:
     
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    Well this is interesting. I heard a very definite laurel, in every clip that I listened to. But then I asked my OH to listen - without giving him any clues at all. He heard Yanni, very clearly. :eek:

    Edit: I forgot to mention that my OH has some hearing loss, so must be some significance in that.
     
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    floppybootstomp sugar 'n spikes Moderator

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    Laurel for me
     
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