Dave Grohl does not know how to read music, and plays only by ear en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
About "domestication syndrome". Only elephants have floppy ears in the wild. Dogs, rabbits, foxes, pigs, sheep, goats, etc have floppy ears only when domesticated. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Legendary football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant earned his nickname by agreeing to wrestle a bear for $1 at a carnival when he was 13 years old. The bear bit his ear, and the carnival never paid him $1. fanbuzz.com/college-footb…
In 2014, Pope Francis said he would baptise Aliens if they asked. He did not want to close doors to green Martians with "long noses and big ears". In 2010, a papal astronomer also said he would baptise Aliens if they asked, he said "Any entity – no matter how many tentacles it has – has a soul.” independent.co.uk/news/wo…
New York City offers so-called Friendship Benches, a program first used in Zimbabwe, where peers offer an ear to people who are suffering from depression but are not in a position to seek professional therapy. goodmorningamerica.com/we…
In The silver fox domestication experiment, the tamest foxes were selected to be bred, generation after generation, to see what happened: they became very tame very fast, developed floppy ears and curly tails, and some got mottled coats, just like other domesticated animals. evolution-outreach.biomed…
The most common type of vertigo is caused by crystals (that sense gravity) becoming dislodged from a gelatin area inside the inner ear. vestibular.org/article/di…
Oliver R. Smoot was 5’7” in 1958 when his fraternity, Lambda Chi Alpha, used him to measure the Harvard Bridge. The bridge is 364.4 Smoots long +/- 1 ear. news.mit.edu/2009/smoot-0…
Silver foxes were selectively bred for domestication in the 1950's in order to study evolution. As with dogs, the ears started to droop as physical manifestation of docility, and some even started vocalizing barks as like dogs en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dom…
Today I learned about the Inuit sport of the Ear Pull. Competitors face off with a 2 foot loop of string wrapped around one ear each. The winner is determined if the string falls off the opponent's ear or the opponent quits. newsminer.com/news/local_…
Today I learned of a 18th century North American fighting style called Gouging, that emphasized brutal bodily mutilation. Eye-gouging was considered the ultimate way of winning the honor-bound duel. Ears, noses, lips, fingers, and genitals were also targeted to maximize the opponent's disfigurement. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gou…
If you shake keys near a flying moth with ears, it will dive to the ground to avoid encountering what it thinks is a bat. This is because shaking keys emits sonar similar to that produced by bats. blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/wecdep…
When Peter the Great became Czar as a child, a hole was cut in the back of his throne and the regent hid inside and whispered orders into his ear so it could appear he was coming up with them on his own en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet…
30 Seconds To Mars singer, Jared Leto was once sent a severed ear by a fan, as a gift, with a note attached that read, "Are you listening?" Leto poked a hole in it, thread a string through it and wore it as a necklace. cbsnews.com/news/fan-send…
Humans have a stereo sense of smell: our two nostrils work like two ears to subconsciously help us move towards the source of a smell pnas.org/content/117/27/1…
Marge Simpson's hairstyle was originally designed to hide rabbit ears for an eventual reveal that she was secretly a rabbit from Matt Groening's comic strip "Life in Hell." cbr.com/tv-legends-reveal…
Harrison Ford got his ear pierced at the popular preteen store, Claire’s Accessories. After the piercing he signed a notepad to the woman who pierced his ear: "To Tavora. You made a hole in me. Harrison Ford." yahoo.com/entertainment/b…
Human ear localization accuracy is 1 degree for sources in front of the listener and 15 degrees for sources to the sides. Humans can discern interaural time differences of 10 microseconds or less. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sou…
The Dumbo Octopus lives 7000 meters down in the ocean. They are about 20 centimeters long and use their ears to swim. sawongam.com/others/deep-…
Until 1870, the pope required all Jews living in Rome to attend compulsory sermons every Sabbath in front of the Church of San Gregorio. They all attended, but would often stuff wax in their ears in order not to hear a thing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San…
NASA hired 11 deaf men to study the body's responses to foreign gravitational environments. They were chosen because their disabled inner ear made them immune to motion sickness. nasa.gov/feature/how-11-d…
During the famous Holyfield vs. Tyson II fight, Mike Tyson biting off a piece of Evander Holyfield's ear did not stop the fight. Tyson bit Holyfield's other ear the next round (did not bite a piece of it off this time) and at the conclusion of that round, they stopped the fight. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eva…
Birds do not have external ears, but instead have ears hidden underneath their feathers located near below the eye. reconnectwithnature.org/n…
For nearly a century, Jimmy Red corn was used by bootleggers to make moonshine whiskey. The variety nearly went extinct in the early 2000s, but two remaining ears of corn were used to revive it. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
The smallest bone in your body is in your ear. The stapes is a bone in the middle ear of humans that which helps conduct sound vibrations for identification. It is only roughly 0.04 inch (1mm) in size. dundeesciencecentre.org.u…
Anechoic chambers are the quietest places on Earth and have background noises measured in negative decibels. After a few minutes in chambers, you can hear your heartbeat and blood circulating in your ears and may experience troubles with orienting yourself or even standing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ane…
Siamese cats change colors depending on temperature. They have a gene that inhibits pigment, but only when above a certain temperature. That's why they typically have color around their ears, paws, and tails, the coolest parts of their bodies. catster.com/lifestyle/cat…
When Vincent Van Gogh cut his left ear with a razor, he was taken to hospital and treated by Dr Felix Rey. Van Gogh painted a portrait of Rey and gave it to him, who used it to repair a chicken coop, then gave it away. In 2016, it was valued at over $50 million. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vin…
When filming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Helena Bonham-Carter who plays Bellatrix Lestrange accidentally ruptured Neville Longbottom's (Matthew Lewis) eardrum when she stuck her wand in his ear. ew.com/article/2007/07/13…
Humans hear anywhere from 20 to 100 times faster than they see so that everything that they perceive with their ears is coloring every other perception they have, and every conscious thought they have. Sound gets in so fast that it modifies all the other input and sets the stage for it. npr.org/sections/health-s…
Some people can voluntarily cause a rumbling sound in their ears by tensing the tensor tympani muscle. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten…
Stethoscope was invented because the inventor felt uncomfortable placing his ear directly onto a woman's chest en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
On 15 August, 1977, US astronomer Jerry Ehman was using the Big Ear radio telescope to scan the sky for possible signals from E.T. He received one strong signal that looked very much like artificial signal. Mystified, Ehman circled it on the readout and wrote: β€œWow!”. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wow…
Today I learned about Tim Storms, who holds two world records; one for lowest note sung by a human (G-7, which is so low as to be inaudible to the human ear) and one for widest human vocal range at ten octaves. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim…
The reason Mark Hamill looks different in β€˜Empire’ and β€˜Return’ is because had a car accident after filming β€œA New Hope” and needed cartilage from his ear to rebuild his nose. insider.com/the-empire-st…
In 1978, a Soviet scientist named Anatoli Bugorski stuck his head in a particle accelerator that sent a beam of protons traveling at nearly the speed of light straight through his head. He survived with half his face paralysed & deafness in one ear, completing his doctorate shortly after. amusingplanet.com/2020/02…
While the English name of the War of Jenkins' Ear (1739-1748) refers to a British merchant's ear cut off by Spanish sailors, the Spanish name for the war is "la guerra del Asiento" after its real cause: a lucrative contract giving British traders permission to sell slaves in Spanish America en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War…
In most ordinary people, our two ears are not equally good at processing verbal input: there is a right ear advantage (REA) that makes us perceive verbal input from this side more clearly hearingreview.com/inside-…
The reason some people get sick when they read in the car is because your ear and your eyes disagree about whether or not you're moving. sciencefocus.com/the-huma…
Today (August 24) is International Strange Music Day, started by composer Patrick Grant, who believes β€œ...it is always good to listen and play music that we are unfamiliar with. It keeps our ears and outlook fresh.” exploringthemetropolis.or…
The minimum sound threshold a human ear drum can detect is 1x10^-12 watts/square meter. To put in perspective just how sensitive that is, if our ear drum was the size of England, it could detect the weight of a banana on it. courses.lumenlearning.com…
During world War II, the army would pour ice cold water in the ear of "draft dodgers" who pretended to be deaf. The normal response is to turn the eyes to the ear with cold water (Caloric reflex. About half of deaf lack this reflex). No response = truly deaf. Response = Possible draft dodger. youtu.be/kxAhHKmVjBc
Today I learned of "Tuatara", reptiles native to New Zealand and the sole surviving member of its order, which originated in the Triassic period 240 M yrs ago. They are related to lizards and snakes but have unusual features such as they don't have external ears, and have a third eye on the top of their head. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tua…
In 2018, a man ruptured his throat by trying to trap a high-force sneeze. With nowhere to escape, the pressure ripped through the soft tissue in his neck. Trapping a sneeze could also damage the ears or even rupture a brain aneurysm. bbc.co.uk/news/health-426…
During the filming of Shaun of the Dead, one of the zombie extras walked up to Edgar Wright, and not knowing he was the director & co writer, whispered in his ear and joked "Oof, straight-to-video for this one!" youtube.com/watch?v=Fiwth…
It is rumored that Pablo Escobar committed suicide. It was never confirmed that a police officer fired the fatal shot through his ear. His brothers insisted "he would say to me every day that if he was really cornered without a way out, he would 'shoot himself through the ear'" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pab…
Today I learned about a type of tinnitus called pulsatile tinnitus, which is where you can hear a pulsing (like your heartbeat) in one or both of your ears. This is typically caused by muscle movements near the ear or blood flow problems in the face or neck. uwhealth.org/health/topic…
It is illegal to put coins in your ear in Hawaii because it’s a a sign of selling illegal drugs. onlyinhawaii.org/bizarre-…
Surgically cropping a dog's ears or docking its tail can artificially alter the way dogs communicate with other dogs and humans. These procedures can have a significant impact on how dogs communicate and interact for the rest of their lives. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dog…
The Wow! signal, discovered by volunteers, remains the strongest evidence of extraterrestrial communication. The "Big Ear" observatory was since dismantled to make room for a golf course expansion. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohi…

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