'I hear covfefe:' White House weighs in on Yanny vs. Laurel debate

'I hear covfefe:' White House weighs in on Yanny vs. Laurel debate

The White House on Thursday poked fun at President TrumpDonald John TrumpGiuliani says Federal Bureau of Investigation may have placed spy in Trump campaign Giuliani: There is "nothing illegal about looking for dirt on political opponents" Giuliani: If Mueller subpoenas us, we will challenge it MORE's infamous "covfefe" tweet in a video weighing in on a viral internet debate. Within a day, it started spreading on social media like a wildfire.

Here is the scientific explanation to why people are hearing two different words.

In perhaps the most vexing element of the debate, the majority of listeners hear beyond doubt one of the two words, with few waffling between the two.

"I hear covfefe", Trump said in a video posted to Twitter Thursday night, seemingly poking fun of himself after he tweeted "covfefe" one year ago.

The audio very clearly said "yanny".

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Poppy Crum, chief scientist at Dolby Labs in San Francisco, said the environment in which one listens, including whether headphones or a speaker are used, affects the intensity of the frequencies, and hence what one hears. What does this mean? In fact, I began to wonder how in the world anyone could hear "Laurel".

"A little hearing impaired or have some high-frequency loss than your focuses is more towards those low frequencies and you're more likely to hear Laurel", said Stone.

So, what do you hear? So, team Laurel wins and whoever got that right can rightfully brag about it.

In the light-hearted video, staffers are asked if they hear "Laurel" in the audio clip, or if they hear "Yanny". This just shows that people on internet will debate on anything and everything and hence it becomes viral.

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