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Funny facts about sound

Sounds are everywhere and we hear millions of different sounds every day. But have you ever explored sounds more? There are many fascinating facts about sounds that can both surprise and amuse you. Today we bring you 19 funny facts about sounds.

  1. If a human being could scream for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days non-stop, it would produce enough sound energy to heat a cup of coffee.
  2. Each sound is actually a small vibrator. Sounds are waves that pass through our ears through the vibrations of molecules.
  3. Flies are not able to hear any sounds at all. Still, they buzz.
  4. A lion is not able to roar loudly until it reaches the age of two years.
  5. There are people who are afraid of music. It's called melophobia.
  6. People with acousticophobia have a fear of noise.
  7. Our ears pick up sound when we sleep, but our brain doesn't "hear" it!
  8. Shrek's earwax candle could not exist. The wax in our ears is not flammable.
  9. To find out how far the storm is from you, wait until you see lightning, then count 1-Mississippi, 2-Mississippi, etc. until you hear thunder, count Mississippi and divide by 5. The answer will tell you how many miles away you are the storm is from your place.
  10. In Africa, a tribe of people called the Maabania live so peacefully that even old people can hear whispers several tens of meters away.
  11. It doesn't matter whether you listen to classical music or rock. An orchestra playing classical music at 120 dB will damage your hearing just as quickly as rock music playing at 120 dB.
  12. Scientists in laboratories in Minnesota have developed the quietest room in the world. It is built with soundproof materials and it is so quiet that people cannot stand in the room for more than 45 minutes because they can only hear their internal organs. Some people even began to hallucinate in this room.
  13. London has been playing classical music in tube stations since 2003, thanks to a decrease in robberies and vandalism.
  14. Noise as a weapon? There is a special acoustic device that shoots targeted sound waves. It is used for crowd control, riot control, and patrolling pirates on the high seas. The device emits a beam that can emit a sound wave of up to 150 decibels.
  15. Birds create "sound maps" that they use to navigate migration and travel through the air. Scientists believe that low-level sounds are responsible for disrupting the bird's natural compass.
  16. You can hear the fear. Horror films like to use infrasound, which is below the limit of human hearing. Infrasound causes tremors, anxiety and even palpitations in people when playing.
  17. If you tried to speak the letters of the alphabet without moving your tongue or lips, each letter would sound exactly the same.
  18. Shrimp are one of the noisiest animals on the planet. They can make sounds up to an incredible 218 decibels!

We hope you had as much fun reading the audio facts as we did writing this article. Do you know other funny facts? Share with us in the comments.

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