Sound Illusion Divides the Universe

A widely-shared computer-generated audio clip is causing a rift online, with some hearing a voice saying “Laurel” and others “Yanny.” The two warring tribes have proven, if nothing else, that people will debate just about anything on the internet.

The polarizing clip first appeared on Reddit on Monday, before making the jump to Instagram and Twitter after social media influencer Cloe Feldman posed the seemingly innocent question: “What do you hear? Yanny or Laurel.”