Is there something wrong with me if I only hear Yanny and not Laurel?

By now, folks online have listened to the now-infamous Yanny and Laurel clip a lot. I've probably listened to it 200 times since Tuesday afternoon, which is about 198 more than I expected. 

And after spending the length of four Carly Rae Jepsen songs listening to a four-second audio clip, I can say confidently that I'm Team Laurel. Occasionally, though — especially when I listen at a very low volume — I can make out a squeaky Yanny. These are exciting moments. I feel like I've cracked the code!

To be clear, we pretty much know what's going on with the clip now, including its benign originsAccording to the Redditor who started this whole mess, the viral audio was recorded from the Vocabulary.com entry for the word "laurel," meaning that those Team Laurel stalwarts are technically correct. Read more...

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