Which direction is person on swing going? Internet confused again as video shows it can be both ways.


Mandy How| December 23, 10:25 AM

Prepare to have your mind blown.

Sometime back in 2018, an audio clip went viral as people could hear two distinct names owing to a certain degree of ambiguity.

Both "Yanny" and "Laurel" were heard by different groups of people.

Some could even hear the pronunciations simultaneously.

Now, the mind-boggling phenomenon has appeared in video form.

Person on a swing

In a TikTok video uploaded to Twitter on Dec. 21, 2019, a person was recorded going back and forth on a swing.

The uploader, however, said that they were losing their mind as they couldn't tell which way the person on the swing was facing.

Watch it for yourself here:

The people recording the video can be heard arguing over the direction as well.

In case you can't load it:

Commenters split

In addition to more than 6,000 retweets and 35,000 likes on Twitter, the video has also sparked plenty of confusion and discussion.

It seems like the commenters are quite evenly split based on what they see.



Matter of perspective

If you can only see it one way or the other, here are some pictures that might help change your perspective.

The answer

Unlike Yanny or Laurel, however, there is a clear answer for this.

According to the owner of the video, the person on the swing was facing the camera.

The group had driven up to him to confirm it.

Additionally, the video was originally uploaded in February 2019.

Still cool though.

Top image via @ectupper on TikTok