Yanny or Laurel – the secret revealed!

So… did you hear YANNY or LAUREL?



You may be curious to know the real secret behind this worldwide audio phenomenon but, get ready, because like some magic tricks, the solution is disappointingly simple.

Vocal artist, Jay Aubrey Jones, was recording 36,000 words for Vocabulary.com said… LAUREL.

Depending on the device you play it back on, “Yanny” can be heard in higher frequencies while “Laurel” can be heard in lower frequencies. Older people, whose ability to hear higher frequencies is more likely to have degraded, usually hear “Laurel”.

Katie Hetzel, a 15-year-old freshman at Flowery Branch High School, near Atlanta, Georgia, who posted a description publicly on Instagram on May 11, 2018.

But what does it mean to you?

In our research as magicians, we have discovered that people who hear YANNY – the word that was not actually said – are more likely to be amazed by magic. They are willing and able to naturally suspend their disbelief and they make excellent audience members for magic shows.

Yanny fans, book in NOW to see some Magic Festival shows because you are going to be blown away!

On the other hand, those who heard LAUREL and harder to fool. They see the world for what it is and, as a consequence, have the potential to become world champion magicians.

If you heard Laurel, you should definitely book in for one of our magic workshops or lectures right away! You have a brand new career awaiting!


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