The internet just can't get enough of 'Yanny or Laurel' debate
We haven't been this divided since #TheDress.
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Somehow the Yanny or Laurel debate continues on as more people hear the robotic voice that quickly went viral a couple days ago. There are so many theories for why people hear one or the other based on how good your hearing is, whether your bass is turned up or even how old you are. Whatever you hear, you have to admit it's pretty amazing how stuff like this can grab the world's attention with the power of the Internet.
Whatever you hear, all you need to do is jump on Twitter to see some of the hilarious reactions. Even celebrities, politicians, sports teams and brands are chiming in with what they hear. While scientists debate over why we're all hearing different things from the same audio clip, check out how the rest of the internet is weighing in.
Some brands also showed up to weigh in, but some were more inclined to answer than others:
Sports teams also got in on the fun:
Even Sesame Street joined in:
But some of the best comedy (and judgments) came from Twitter users like you and me:
Then, of course, are the people who want nothing to do with the whole Yanny vs. Laurel debate now that everyone is talking about it. We get it internet hipsters, you're too cool to take part in the fun:
Just so you know, even after all the debate, I can hear both Yanny and Laurel depending on which word I'm focusing on. Who knows what that means, but that's where I stand on what is clearly the most pressing issue of our time.