This is 'Yanny' and 'Laurel' all over again!
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  • Earlier this week — oh but a few days past — the Internet was delighted by an audio clip that defied expectation. Was this video saying ‘Yanny’ or ‘Laurel’? No one could tell. Some heard one, some heard the other — and now this audio super illusion returns with this video of a toy that is either saying ‘Green Needle’ or Brainstorm’, with one big difference. Apparently, this sound effect plays the word you’re thinking of in your head. Mind blown! Or, as this toy would say, ‘Brainstormed’. Or, ‘Green Needle’. It’s a toss-up, folks!

    What is the secret behind these audio illusions? Have they always been in our DNA? And can I use this excuse when I say something stupid and get in trouble for it? “Nah, you don’t understand! Some people heard me say your work is ‘subpar’, but some people heard me say ‘you’re a good man and I respect you. Thank you for your service, sir.'”

    What do you think of this latest audio illusion? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter at @WhatsTrending.