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The White House is also distracted by Yanny/Laurel social media storm

The White House is also distracted by Yanny/Laurel social media storm

The video featured staff members such as press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and counselor Kellyanne Conway poking fun at themselves over a peppy musical track.

"Depending on where you put your focus on sounds whether you focus more on low pitches or high pitches you're going to hear one or the other".

The talks were sparked after 20-year-old Instagram influencer and self-described YouTuber named Chloe Fledman from Florida shared an audio clip on social media asking what they heard. "All I hear is Yanny", Sanders replies. Why were people hearing two different words from a single audio clip? This just shows that people on internet will debate on anything and everything and hence it becomes viral.

Roland Szabo, 18, said he recorded the seemingly innocuous audio from a vocabulary website while doing a project for his school in the U.S. state of Georgia.

'Yanny's the victor, Laurel's the loser, ' she confidently declares.

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Personally, we can hear nothing but "green needle", but do let us know whether you're Team Brain or Teem Needle.

"Expectations can really bias your perception of speech sounds", John Houde, who runs the speech neuroscience lab at University of California, explained to Business Insider.

How you listen to the recording will also affect what you hear.

Ivanka Trump is the first to weigh in, claiming it's "so clearly Laurel", before giggling for the camera.

What made it viral is that while some people thought it's obviously Laurel, the rest were convinced that the robot voice was saying Yanny.