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…
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…
Some people can voluntarily cause a rumbling sound in their ears by tensing the tensor tympani muscle. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten…
It is illegal to put coins in your ear in Hawaii because it’s a a sign of selling illegal drugs. onlyinhawaii.org/bizarre-…
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…
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…
James Randi exposed a fraudulent televangelist named Peter Popoff who was using a ear mic to fool believers into thinking he had God-given healing powers youtube.com/watch?v=6djop…
Today I learned about the fate of Concubine Qi at the hands of Lu Zhu. Regarded as the most beautiful woman in China, 'she had Qi's limbs chopped off, eyes gouged out, ears sliced off, forced her to drink a potion that made her mute, and thrown into a latrine. She called Qi a "human swine". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emp…
In Alaska, it's illegal to whisper in another person's ear if they are hunting moose. nearsay.com/c/317331/1236…
The leaf which cartoon characters use as an umbrella sometimes, is actually a real plant, named Colocasia or commonly called Elephant Ear Plant. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col…
Today I learned about 'Franks Sign'. A diagonal crease in an ear lobe, which has been hypothesised to be a predictor of cardiovascular and coronary artery disease in older populations. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Because human fast-twitch muscles contract and relax up to 70 times per second, you can clench your first tightly, hold it close to your ear, and hear it vibrating. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten…
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…
When 117 year old Marie-Louise Meilleur became the world's oldest person, she was confined to her bedroom, and she could only hear when people shouted directly into her right ear. One of her sons was also living in the same nursing home, and her oldest living daughter was 90 grg.org/Gallery/1880Galle…
Today I learned about Twilight sleep, a procedure used for labor in the early 1900s. Women were drugged, restrained in a dark room with gauze on their eyes and ears plugged. The purpose of the drugs was to cause the women to forget the childbirth, not prevent pain, as they were still conscience the whole time. embryo.asu.edu/pages/twil…
There is an art installation in Ohio consisting of over 100 large concrete ears of corn en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cor…
The knobby bumps on a giraffes head are not bone antlers (as with deer) but are hard cartilage (like the hard part of a human ear), and add weight and firmness that allow the giraffe to use its neck and head as a ball and chain flail and deliver fatal blows. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oss…
Today I learned about the "Wow! signal", the strongest candidate for an alien radio transmission ever detected, received in 1977, by the Big Ear radio telescope in Ohio. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wow…
Today I learned of Musical Ear Syndrome, a for of tinnitus that causes one to hear music with no external source. The music can be a single instrument playing a simple melody or a complex arrangement of instruments, including vocals. hearingdr.com/musical-ear…
Siamese cats have their coloration due to the enzyme tyrosinase being mutated to be ineffective at body temperature but active in the tails feet ears and face where it’s cooler and can produce the dark pigment. ncdnaday.org/2016/08/siam…
Out of about 550 people who have been to space, only three have actually died there. In 1971, the Soyuz 11 cabin depressurized at an altitude of 104 miles. When unsuspecting recovery crews opened the capsule, they found the cosmonauts dead inside, with blood streaming from their noses and ears. astronomy.com/news/2019/1…
The wooshing sound from drinking alcohol is called Tinnitus and is a result from increased blood flow to the inner ear. hearingaiddoctors.com/new…
Vincent Van Gogh gave his 1889 'Portrait of Doctor FΓ©lix Rey' to Dr. Rey (The physician who had treated his severed ear). The physician was not fond of the painting and used it to repair a chicken coop, then gave it away. In 2016, the portrait was estimated to be worth over $50 million en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vin…
Hearing your own voice and/or breathing in your ears is not normal. It can be caused by Patulous Eustachian tube disorder. The tube helps equalize pressure in your head. It’s normally closed, but stays open occasionally with the disorder. It only affects about 1% of the population. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat…
Paul Stanley of KISS was born with Microtia, a condition that leaves people with no ear(s); Paul has only his left ear and is deaf on his right side. earcommunity.org/microtia…
The sea like sound you hear when you put a seashell near your ear is the echo the noise in the environment BUT ALSO the sound of the blood flowing in your ears and the muscles acting in your ears en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea…
The only known recording of a person born in the 18th century was a recitation of a Hamlet: "Give every man thy ear but few thy voice." The speaker was Helmuth von Moltke, a man known for saying very little. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hel…
Sharks do not have a single bone in their bodies. Rather than bones, sharks have a skeleton made of cartilage . Cartilage is the same type of tough, flexible tissue that makes up human ears and noses. youtu.be/U4b-Mv_3e4U
Thomas Edison listened to the piano through his teeth. As he was completely deaf in one ear and could barely hear in the other he would chomp into the wood of the piano and absorb the sound waves into his skull. theatlantic.com/magazine/…
Because of a botched surgery intended to repair a severely perforated eardrum, that actually caused permanent inner ear damage, Stephen Colbert wasn't able to scuba dive for a marine biology job he wanted which pushed him to comedy. The damage to his eardrum also left him deaf in his right ear. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
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…
A part of the human population can create a 'thunder' sound in their head by squeezing their eyes shut or yawning, because of the Tensor Tympani muscle in your ear. youtu.be/bugvN7sHN6E
Today I learned about Kopperl, a town in Texas, that had a heat burst which caused hurricane forced winds, the temperature to reach 140 degrees Fahrenheit, and ears of corn to be roasted on the cob. Neighboring towns were not affected. alabamawx.com/?p=20008
Fish have small, roundish, special ear bones called otoliths located near their brains that provide the fish with balance, knowledge of their velocity, and hearing, however, ichthyologists can study otoliths to determine a fish's age and health just as dendrochronologists study tree rings. fishbio.com/field-notes/f…
Dave Grohl does not read Music but perceives it through Ear and Intuition. He also perceives the Guitar as a Drum Set. youtu.be/ixo-MQ0u6SA
Today I learned of Slowworms and legless lizards. A category if reptiles which are not related to snakes and independently lost their limbs. They have a number of different features from snakes, such as more developed ears and eyes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ang…
We have crystals in our ears that sense gravity and give you balance health.clevelandclinic.or…
Jedediah Smith, an explorer of the American West, survived a bear attack. The animal had smashed his ribs, torn off his scalp, and chewed one of his ears off. He calmly told a friend to sew his scalp and severed ear back on. After 10 days, he was again leading his expedition. acc.af.mil/News/Features/…
Not everyone can voluntary make the rumbling noise in their ears, also known as voluntary control over their tensor tympani muscle. pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2…
The long-eared jerboa (Euchoreutes naso) is an extremely rare nocturnal rodent with a long tail, long hind legs for jumping, and exceptionally large ears. Endemic to southern Mongolia and northwestern China, it wasn't until 2007 that this creature was recorded on film for the first time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lon…
Sperm Whales’ sounds are so loud (under water) they can burst your ear drums or even β€œvibrate” you to death. roaring.earth/sperm-whale…
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…
"drooping ears" is a trait for domesticated animals that doesn't occur in the wild (except elephants). Almost all species gain the trait when domesticated. One experiment successfully domesticated foxes over 40 generations, and by then their ears were drooping. blogs.scientificamerican.…
A blue whale’s age is determined by its ear wax youtu.be/bgiPTUy2RqI
Only 3 people have technically died in space. In 1971, the Soyuz 11 crew was killed at an altitude of 104 miles when the cabin depressurized. The re-entry seemed to go off without a hitch. But recovery crews quickly discovered the crew inside dead, with blood streaming from their noses and ears. astronomy.com/news/2019/1…
Today I learned about Objective Tinnitus, where the ringing of the ears is actually audible and can be measured with a special microphone. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tin…
In Raphael's painting of "Young Woman with Unicorn" that the unicorn was originally a dog. You can see where the artist painted over the ears on the woman's sleeves. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You…
Legless Lizards are a thing that are possessing eyelids, possessing external ear openings, lack of broad belly scales, notched rather than forked tongue, having two, more-or-less equal, lungs and/or having a very long tail en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leg…
Actress Halle Berry was in an abusive relationship with co-actor Wesley Snipes. At one point he hit her so hard she lost 80% of her hearing in one ear. respectability.org/2018/0…
The jaguarundi, related to cougars and cheetahs, is a furtive, mostly diurnal, wild feline native to southern North America and South America with relatively short legs, an elongated body, and a long bushy tail. The ears are short and rounded, and its coat is without spots and uniform in color. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jag…
People may have difficulty determining which direction an emergency siren is coming from due to the phase difference of high frequencies at the ears. (Low frequencies have the issue if the wavelengths are larger than our heads.) This has led to the development of white noise and other sirens. acentech.com/blog/cutting…
Long-eared hedgehogs are nocturnal mammals native to the arid deserts and steppes of Egypt through to Central Asia, where they typically live in burrows. Their ears are much larger than those of other species of hedgehogs and are considered an adaptation for heat radiation in desert climates. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lon…
Astronauts have a device called a Valsalva installed into their helmet to allow them to block their noses so they can equalize the pressure in their ears (the valsalca manoeuvre) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Val…
All Scottish fold cats are descended from a single barn cat named Susie. A local shepherd found Susie and started a breeding program in 1966. Susie's, and her descendants' iconic floppy ears are actually a sign of a painful genetic disease where the cat's cartilage is weak. bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-…
Our nose and our ears get bigger with age, but not because they are growing - because of gravity and the breakdown of collagen flushinghospital.org/news…
That there is one thing that physical therapists can cure on the very first visit with just a simple maneuver: a type of debilitating vertigo called BPPV, caused by calcium crystals in the inner ear. uofmhealth.org/health-lib…
Normal ear drums gives off a reflection of light called the light reflex when examined with an instrument called an otoscope. If the drum or middle ear is abnormal, most commonly due to middle ear fluid or infection, the light reflex is lost and the ear drum appears dull. cicada.org.au/index.php/h…
Those tufts of fur inside a cats ears are called β€œear furnishings”. cuteness.com/article/type…
The oldest plastic surgery was in Egypt, dated to the Old Kingdom from 3000 to 2500 BC and reconstructive surgery techniques were being carried out in India by 800 BC. The Romans were able to perform plastic cosmetic surgery, such as repairing damaged ears, from around the 1st century BC. wikipedia.org/wiki/Plasti…
The first recorded use of the sonar was by Leonardo da Vinci in 1490, who used a tube inserted into the water to detect vessels with his ear. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Son…
The 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 could experience troubles with orienting or even standing. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Today I learned about the "Cat Telephone". In 1929, Princeton researchers opened a cat's skull and connected the auditory nerve to a telephone. When one researcher spoke in the cat’s ear, the other could hear it through the receiver 50 feet away. The experiment ultimately became the basis for cochlear implants. blogs.princeton.edu/mudd/…
Q-Tips have a warning on their cotton swabs, to not put them in your ears, though most people do anyway. wbur.org/commonhealth/201…
The loudest sound in recorded history was the Krakatoa volcanic eruption in 1883. The sound was so loud that it ruptured the ear drums of people 40 miles away, traveled around the world 4 times, and was clearly heard 3,000 miles away en.wikipedia.org/wiki/188…
Brian Wilson is deaf in one ear and taught himself music theory. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mus…
... The dumbo octopus looks like the Disney elephant and uses it's ear-like flaps to swim. oceana.org/marine-life/ce…
Coughing while cleaning inside your ears is not something that everyone else experiences and is actually an uncommon reaction called Arnold’s Nerve Reflex link.springer.com/article…
Bone Conduction is when sound moves to the inner ear through the bones of the skull. Ludwig van Beethoven used bone conduction after losing most of his hearing, by placing one end of a rod in his mouth and resting the other end on the rim of his piano. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bon…
Today I learned of the First Ever Middle Ear Transplant with 3D Printer, Curing Deafness was done in South Africa the-open-mind.com/first-e…
Today I learned about the dhegheer, a boogeyman-like folk creature from Somalia with ears large enough to function as wings. wattpad.com/5090497-the-l…
β€˜Studies have shown that earbuds cause an 11-fold increase in bacteria in the ears’ and β€˜when you share headphones, you’re doubling the microbial flora in your ears and introducing new bacteria’ marieclaire.co.uk/life/he…
The Simpson's creator Matt Groening's initials appear constantly throughout the show. Just look at Homer Simpson's head - The side hair looks like the letter M and the ear looks like the letter G. thelistlove.com/10-facts-…
The physical shape of the human ear selectively filters out frequencies outside of the human vocal range. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aur…
Scholars have questioned whether Vincent VanGogh cut off his own ear and there’s been speculation his death wasn’t a suicide history.com/.amp/news/7-t…
Tigers have false eyes on the back of their ears to stop predators from attacking them. mymodernmet.com/tiger-eye…
Michael Jordan took home economics in high school to learn to cook because he was worried his big ears would make it hard to find a woman who would want to marry him. articles.latimes.com/1999…
Human ears grow throughout the entire lifetime in sexually dimorphic patterns. At birth, the human ears measure 52mm on average, but by the age of 20, female ears are 61mm long, while male ones are 65mm long; and by the age of 70, female ears are 72mm long, while male ones are 78mm long. sciencedirect.com/science…
Tolkien never once describes the elves as having pointed ears. middle-earth.xenite.org/d…
Singer Tim Storms holds the world records for lowest note produced by a human and widest vocal range. He has a vocal range of 10 octaves and some of his sounds are so low they can't be perceived by the human ear. huffpost.com/entry/tim-st…
Cockroaches are attracted to chemicals emanated from our ears and they can crawl in there and lay eggs. theverge.com/2018/6/6/174…
In 1984, during an interview, wrestler David Schultz struck John Stossel twice after Stossel said professional wrestling was "fake". Stossel suffered from pain and buzzing in his ears and obtained a settlement of $425,000. Schultz maintains that he attacked Stossel on orders from Vince McMahon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
The mantis is the only creature with one ear. Also known as an auditory cyclops thesmallermajority.com/20…
Today I learned of the loudest plane ever built, the XF-84H Thunderstreak. At idle power, the propeller would create continuous sonic booms that emitted visible shock waves. Anyone nearby, regardless of ear protection, suffered severe nausea, headaches, and it even caused one man to have a seizure. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rep…
... that you can see through a lizards head through their ears! (Timestamp 7:49) youtu.be/Isu8cs8LZ6w
The ear dagger was a popular weapon of Italian assassins in the 15th and 16th century. It's split pommel allowed the user to press their thumb on the end and maintain control, the split looked like ears granting the name. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ear…
The founder of the Girl Scouts, Juliette Low, was deaf. She suffered from frequent earaches and even lost hearing in one of her ears when a grain of rice became lodged in it during her wedding day. She always made light of her disability, using humour to ease people. stacycordery.com/juliette…
With hearing loss, the signal from the ear becomes weak and noisy, like a poorly-tuned radio. The brain's predictive mechanisms therefore have to work very hard to make sense of what we are hearing. These processes sometimes end up running away with themselves to cause musical hallucinations medicalxpress.com/news/20…
There is a monument in Kyoto Japan called the Ear Mound. It consists of Ears and Noses of Chinese and Koreans killed by the Japanese in the late 1500's. Its estimated there are 38,000 Korean noses in this Ear Mound memorial. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mim…
Noise canceling headphones (like the new AirPods Pro) may trick your brain in to thinking there is a change in air pressure and creates fake pain to make you want to 'pop' your ears to alleviate the fake pressure sensation. howtogeek.com/423960/why-…
A small tabletop 76 mm reflector telescope can show moon craters, phases of Venus, but Mars is a fuzzy and small red dot, while Mercury is mush. Saturn’s rings are visible at 15x and look like ears sticking out of the planet, similar to how Galileo saw them telescopicwatch.com/celes…
Some high end Mercedes vehicles will play a loud "pink noise" when it detects an incoming collision. This triggers your ears to tense specific muscles and prevents the loud noise from the crash from causing hearing loss. bgr.com/2017/02/08/merced…
Gun suppressors only reduce damage to ear drums. They do not make gunshots silent gunsafeslab.com/protectin…
Every ear of corn has an even number of rows of kernels. wzozfm.com/its-corny-but-…
A species of worm was named after Yoda due to the resemblance of Yoda’s ears: Yoda Purpurata advancedaquarist.com/blog…
There are "professional" ear cleaners on the streets of Mumbai, though the profession is on the decline latimes.com/world/asia/la…
Some people can voluntarily control the tensor tympani, a muscle within the ear. Contracting these muscles produces vibration and sound. The sound is usually described as a rumbling sound. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten…
Elephants can communicate with each other using a sound frequency too low for the human ear to perceive. This infrasonic communication is used to coordinate pack behaviour and can be heard by other elephants up to 5km away. academic.oup.com/bioscien…
Today I learned about demodex folliculorum and demodex brevis. They are mites that are invisible and on your face and there are thousands of them are crawling, eating, sleeping and sex.They can also be found in other parts of the body such as the arms, chest, and ears, but they do not invade internal organs. nypost.com/2017/05/05/you…
, that after executing an ambassador sent from Genghis Khan to negotiate, Muhammad II of Khwarzem was executed bt Genghis Khan by pouring moulten silver into his eyes and ears after the Khan invaded and destroyed the entire Khwarazmian Empire. meghanmastersonauthor.com…
Eartipping. When vets neuter stray and feral cats they cut the tip off the left ear for easy identification. TNR (T)rap, (N)euter and (R)elease stray and feral cats to prevent cat overpopulation. neighborhoodcats.org/how-…

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