February 17, 2012

Friday Fun: Fun Facts About Sound

Not all facts are boring. Here's an interesting list of actual information that has to do with sound. So....listen up!
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  • The word "noise" comes from the Latin word "nausea" meaning sickness.
  •  Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys is deaf in one ear from when his dad hit him on the head with a surfboard at an early age.
  • Cicadas' hearing organs are in their stomachs.
  • The entire area of the middle ear is no bigger than an M&M.
  • At 115dB, a baby's cry is louder than a car horn.
  • The song of a whale can travel a distance of nearly 500 miles.
  • If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days straight, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat up one cup of coffee.
  • The musical piece "4 minutes 33 seconds" by John Cage has no sound at all.
  • Flies are deaf.
  • There are 20,000 hair cells in the Corti (organ in the inner ear).

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