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Yanny vs. Laurel: What do you hear?

We've got yet another "The Dress" blowing up the Interwebs, only this time everyone's arguing about whether a voice on a recording says "Yanny" or "Laurel."  Science says what you hear depends on your sound card, your ears, and your brain. Chrissy Teigen says it's Laurel, but Mindy Kaling says it's Yanny. Where do you stand on this urgent, essential debate? 👂

FINAL RESULTS
Culture
Yanny vs. Laurel: What do you hear?
#TeamYanny
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamLaurel
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Yanny vs. Laurel: What do you hear?
#TeamYanny
#TeamLaurel

Reddit user RolandCamry discovered it first, and the clip soon spread like wildfire.

Even The New York Times and Wired are getting in on the argument.

For some, this debate signals a dark turn in popular culture. Is this really what America does in its spare time? Our president may have committed treason and colluded with a hostile foreign power to steal the 2016 election but "Yanny vs. Laurel" is the trending topic on Twitter? 

The United States just reneged on the Iran nuclear deal, more than 50 dead in Gaza, and it looks like our president is getting utterly played by North Korea—but sure, let's talk about meaningless audio clips!

The clip - which has gone viral online - leaves some people convinced they have heard the word “Yanny”, while others are adamant that it says “Laurel”.

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The original recording was shared by Reddit user RolandCamry who asked people what they could hear in the clip - and there began the furious debate of Laurel vs Yanny.

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The debate is reminiscent of one which raged over the colour of a blue and black/white and gold dress in 2015.
#TeamLaurel

Chrissy Teigen has spoken. Do we really need to hear from anyone else on this matter?

#TeamYanny

But Mindy Kaling wasn't having it. IT'S A CELEB BEEF, Y'ALL. Pick a side! There can be only one!

#TeamYanny

OMG it's already gotten ugly!

SO MUCH TRUTH.

FINAL RESULTS
Culture
Yanny vs. Laurel: What do you hear?
#TeamYanny
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamLaurel