Our country is fractured. Politics is tearing us apart like never before. What we desperately need now is something to pull us from the depths of our discord and unite us as a people, a reason to look past our differences and choose love.
But you’re not gonna find anything like that here. Instead, I offer you a glimpse into the soul of man, and there is, indeed, darkness.
Just listen to this clip and answer this question, which has confounded the internet ever since it was asked on Reddit a few days ago:
— ABC15 Arizona (@abc15) May 15, 2018
According to that ABC poll of more than 100,000 people, 45% of you correctly identified the word as “Yanny,” and 55% of you are out of your damn minds.
Bret, please join me in my complete befuddlement:
— Bret Novak (@americas_homie) May 15, 2018
Make no mistake. The “Laurel” audio mutants live among us. They might be your neighbor, your coworker, your family… maybe even a celebrity (gasp!)
it’s so clearly laurel. I can’t even figure out how one would hear yanny.
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) May 15, 2018
— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) May 16, 2018
Or a politician…
GOP senator weighs in on viral audio debate: “I hear Laurel” https://t.co/w02URme02H pic.twitter.com/Uqrt8HYXYV
— The Hill (@thehill) May 16, 2018
Et tu, Ellen?
Literally everything at my show just stopped to see if people hear Laurel or Yanny. I hear Laurel. https://t.co/efWRw1Gj0L
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) May 15, 2018
And this from one sports columnist:
Nine months from now:
“Oh you had twins, what are their names?”
“Yanny and Laurel.”
— Shad Powers (@shad_powers) May 16, 2018
There has to be some explanation. Dylan, help us out:
Okay, you’re not crazy. If you can hear high freqs, you probably hear “yanny”, but you *might* hear “laurel”. If you can’t hear high freqs, you probably hear laurel. Here’s what it sounds like without high/low freqs. RT so we can avoid the whole dress situation. #yanny #laurel 🙄 pic.twitter.com/RN71WGyHwe
— Dylan Bennett (@MBoffin) May 16, 2018
The dress. Ah yes. The white and gold dress. Don’t get me started.