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Weird audio illusion leaves listeners divided


Posted on Thursday, 10 June, 2021 | Comment icon 35 comments

People have reported hearing different things. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 Marcus Quigmire
A short audio clip of a football crowd chanting over and over has proven rather difficult to interpret.
Check out the audio clip below and see what you hear - what exactly is the crowd saying ?

It's the latest in a long line of perplexing audio illusions stemming from the infamous 'laurel' or 'yanny' illusion which left Internet users scratching their heads back in 2018.

The clip displays a number of possible interpretations and if you go down the list while listening to the audio, it becomes difficult not to hear one of the possible phrases shown on the screen.

The confusion is such that people have reported hearing hundreds of different possible variations, with nobody able to agree on exactly what the crowd is actually saying.

Have a listen yourself, what do you think is being said ?


Source: The Mirror | Comments (35)


Tags: Audio Illusion


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #26 Posted by Xeno-Fish on 11 June, 2021, 15:43
That is an audiotory illusion. Think pareidolia with sound. Like hearing "voices" in the hum of a fan. 
Comment icon #27 Posted by fred_mc on 11 June, 2021, 16:02
As I wrote earlier, I also think the last part sounds like "barsi". Maybe "Barsi" is the name of a player, and they are saying "Go Barsi!", or something like that, in their language. Here is a list of countries where Barsi is most common as first name: https://forebears.io/x/forenames/barsi Edit: Civicus Barsi-Ghia is apparently super big in Liberia but there Barsi is a last name: https://htu.edu/37879/civicus-the-story-of-a-liberian-political-strategist-and-soccer-star
Comment icon #28 Posted by Helen of Annoy on 11 June, 2021, 16:10
 Is not    Doesn't sound like anything in Croatian, it has too many vowels     You know "Another One Bites the Dust" by Queen... of course you do... so, to my countrymen's ears it sounded like "Radovan baca daske." (Guy named Radovan is throwing planks.)  
Comment icon #29 Posted by Jaded1 on 11 June, 2021, 16:19
I only looked at the article heading and can't even believe that this is a supposed auditory illusion. As others have already said, it's totally obvious that it's football fans singing in English "That is embarrassing" to the tune of Verdi's La Donna E Mobile from Rigoletto. It doesn't even remotely sound like anything else.
Comment icon #30 Posted by acute on 11 June, 2021, 18:56
Comment icon #31 Posted by Helen of Annoy on 11 June, 2021, 19:09
I was just kidding. For example, the word "smrt" (death) only looks like it has no vowels at all - while in fact "r" is considered a vowel in Slavic languages   Back on strict topic, it's hard to tell what football fans or opera singers are singing about. You need to have the libretto printed out or you'll lose the plot.  
Comment icon #32 Posted by Poncho_Peanatus on 11 June, 2021, 19:52
so is this Italian?
Comment icon #33 Posted by RAyMO on 12 June, 2021, 3:43
football fans much more cultured than I thought    
Comment icon #34 Posted by CigaretteSmokingMan on 12 June, 2021, 7:43
That is a martian
Comment icon #35 Posted by johncbdg on 15 June, 2021, 8:20
What is it Barnsley...


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