Apparently, there's a whole section of people on the Internet who believe that they hear sounds when they look at silent GIFs. They're either complete magic or complete idiots, but it's an interesting phenomenon to explore.
Below is a collection of GIFs from the Noisy GIFs subreddit followed by the one GIF that's making everyone totally freak out right now. Even people who can't normally hear GIFs are changing their tune (get it?) for this one. So how about it? Can you hear these silent GIFs? Or are you GIF deaf?
The Underwater Explosion
The Floating Dog
Grandma Tries VR
The Jump-Roping Power LinesTens of thousands of people have retweeted and liked Lisa DeBruine's tweet of this GIF of mighty cute jump-roping power lines. Because you can definitely hear it, can't you?
In fact, she is doing a poll to see what most people hear when they look at this GIF.
What do you experience when you watch this gif?— Lisa DeBruine 🏳️🌈 (@Lisa DeBruine 🏳️🌈)1512305263.0
Others heard some different things...
@snipeyhead @Beryllium9 @lomotrashgordon @ramsey @lisadebruine I hear a “whirl” with the cables twirling. Like a pl… https://t.co/jtWSKOJJCW— Wandering Uterus🪐 (@Wandering Uterus🪐)1512358141.0
This person hears a "boinging," which is also understandable.
@lisadebruine I hear boinging— snipe, poo doula ⭑⭒⭒⭒⭒ (@snipe, poo doula ⭑⭒⭒⭒⭒)1512340405.0
This guy compared the jump-roping power line sound to the "sproinging" of Tigger.
@lomotrashgordon @ramsey @snipeyhead @lisadebruine I started out with thudding, but now alternate with a comical “s… https://t.co/gkuQwjN5Rt— Kevin Boyd (@Kevin Boyd)1512343262.0