Watch YouTube’s top 5 trending videos of 2018.


By Sam Edelstein

On December 6th, YouTube revealed the top trending videos of 2018. What qualifies for a trending video? YouTube explains, “We looked at views, likes, shares, searches, parodies, remixes and responses to identify the videos that everybody talked about in 2018.” Let’s take a look at the top 5.

#5: “Do You Hear “Yanny” or “Laurel”? (SOLVED with SCIENCE)” by asapSCIENCE

Who can forget the great Yanny-Laurel debate that took the internet by storm in May 2018. Well, the fellows at asapSCIENCE decided to get to the bottom of the controversy. Why do some people hear Yanny while others hear Laurel? With 50+ million views, the video explains that different factors such as the device used to play the recording and your age play a part in what you hear. Your brain unconsciously chooses which frequency of the yanny-laurel recording to listen to. The video ends by putting…

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