TRC #499: Yanny vs Laurel + Video Compression ft Dr. Stuart Robbins + Do You Have Genghis Khan DNA?

This week, the crew (minus Adam) come at you live from TRC Studio in Toronto! Cristina takes a poll of Checkers ahead of taping the show to see who is on Team Yanny or Laurel then breaks down what experts are saying about the “audio illusion” currently dividing the internet. Dr. Stuart Robbins takes a fascinating deep dive into HD, video and image compression and how it relates to conspiracies. Finally, Darren looks into a long-standing claim that 5% of the world is related to Genghis Khan.

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Yanny vs Laurel

The Atlantic: A Linguist Explains Why ‘Laurel’ Sounds Like ‘Yanny’

Toronto Star: Yanny or Laurel? Audio clip spurs social media debate

VOX: “Yanny” or “Laurel”: the audio clip that’s tearing the internet apart

Reddit: What do you guys hear?

NY Times: Yanny or Laurel? What We Heard From The Experts

Wiki: Equal-loudness contour

YouTube: Yanny Vs Laurel

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Video Compression ft Dr. Stuart Robbins

Exposing PseudoAstronomy

Wiki: Compression artifact

Understanding Video Compression Artifacts

Do You Have Genghis Khan DNA?

Quora

Discover Blog

Nature News

Wikipedia

Daily Mail: The 11 fathers of Asia: 800 million modern men are descended from a handful of ancient leaders – including Genghis Khan

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