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Green Needle

Green Needle

Green Needle

A Japanese fashion retailer, Green Needle succeeds by making the customer the star in a unique environment of fashion, inspiration and serendipity. A story of success that exhibits the right balance of aesthetic, functionality, and personality.Interestingly, this is not the first time people have waded into a debate over “brainstorm” or “green needle”. The exact same issue was confounding people on Twitter back in 2018, according to BuzzFeed, thanks to a YouTube video of a Ben 10 toy, which was then shared on Twitter, where it went viral. A TikTok video making the rounds featuring a man’s voice saying either the word “brainstorm” or the words “green needle” and the word you hear seems to depend on which phrase you read on the screen or even which words you are thinking about as you hear them.

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That said, while I had no prior reason to know it, one video claimed that the toy is based on a TV show that had a "Brain Storm" character, which the toy is supposed to be, so that's surely the originally intended/recorded/generated word-pair. Had I been familiar with the show I imagine that would have biased me into hearing "brain storm", tho even knowing that now, I *still* can't convince myself it actually says "brain storm". All I hear is "green needle", or /possibly/ "bree(n) needle" if I try hard enough to convince myself of a leading bree, even now.With a LOT of difficulty I can force myself to hear Storm (although more "Store" and imagining the M), but I'm left with a spurious EE sound between the Brain and the Storm, as if it was pronounced by someone who's not used to starting words with an S, like many Spanish speakers (they tend to say "eh-street" and "eh-special"). So I hear "brain-ee-stor". "Green needle" is definitely easier but my brain does give that a low probability as well.

I think what may be going on is that my brain finds "green needle" to be the more accessible / preferable reading, and the fact that the 1st video has the text "green needle" on the screen at all time blocks me from perceiving "brainstorm" even when I'm focusing on the caption for the latter. In contrast, when there is no text on the screen, nothing inhibits me from perceiving "brainstorm" at will.The same Green needle vs Brainstorm video also went viral at the time of the Laurel vs Yanny debate back in 2018. The viral video is from a 2014 toy review video by the YouTube user Domsrider, where he demonstrates the audio function of the Ben10 inspired toy Omnitrix. And if you are actually wondering what it says, then the answer is Brainstorm, which was one of the characters in the series. (Source: www.republicworld.com)

 

 

 

 

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