Eventually the hype died down and people moved on with their lives.
In the comment section of where the post first appeared on Reddit, someone explained that the difference in audio perception has to do with bass frequencies. McCoy hears "laurel" being said in the clip while his left tackle hears "yanny".
And the internet instantly imploded.
The controversy recalls the similarly impassioned debate that broke out over the #TheDress: in 2015 a photo of a two-toned frock had social media users tearing their hair out over whether its colours were white and gold, or black and blue.
We found people are pretty much split down the middle, when it comes to the Yanny-Laurel argument.
Some people who listen to this audio file hear one thing; others hear something completely different. That, or some people have impeccable hearing.
In response to the Yanny-Laurel phenomenon/thing, the Patriots on Wednesday tweeted their own audio clip, asking fans whether they hear "Brady" or "G.O.A.T".
We made a decision to poll our Twitter audience to figure out what it hears.
For the record, the mayor of Laurel, Md., a small city in northern Prince George's County, hears "Laurel", and so does the city administrator, according to Audrey Barnes, a spokeswoman for the City of Laurel (She also heard "Laurel", she noted). Of more than 20 votes, 75 percent say it's "Laurel".
A person's tendency to hear one word or the other could mean a hearing deficiency in the higher or lower frequencies, but no one should draw that conclusion without a professional examination, Marino said.
Either way, it's likely you very strongly believe in what you hear. However, she still heard "laurel" when she changed the pitch.
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