Multiple Star Wars lead actors have struggled with a habit of making their own sound effects for fight scenes to the point where numerous takes needed to re-shot because you could see the actors making lightsaber noises. vanityfair.com/hollywood/…
When you open your eyes in a perfectly dark room you don't see black, but "Eigengrau", a shade of gray that arises from visual noise en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eig…
Computers are incapable of producing randomness so when perfoming tasks like procedural generation they use outside sources like the mouse position or the fan noise as a starting point or even use "pseudorandom" generation algorithms using pre-made numbers. howtogeek.com/183051/htg-…
Today I learned that auto makers have been adding fake engine noises to their car speaker systems, or even adding entirely separate speaker systems to increase the rumble and depth of the sound of engines to compensate for modern efficiency resulting in less oomph. It’s called a Soundaktor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sou…
Hedgehogs have noisy sex known as β€œIgelkarussell” in Germany, which led to many noise complaints from German residents keeping them up at night. nypost.com/2019/08/05/noi…
Today I learned about 'The Hum' - an unexplained low frequency humming noise heard across the world by certain people since the 1980's. The Hum has led people to suicide due to its invasiveness. science.howstuffworks.com…
Today I learned about misophonia; a recently proven brain abnormality which means sufferers have a hatred of sounds such as eating, chewing, loud breathing or even repeated pen-clicking (as well as other trigger noises). time.com/4659308/misophon…
Multiple Star Wars lead actors have struggled with a habit of making their own sound effects for fight scenes - to the point where multiple takes needed to be re-shot because you could see the actors making lightsaber noises. mashable.com/2018/03/13/l…
, fresh snow absorbs sound, lowering ambient noise over a landscape because the trapped air between snowflakes attenuate vibration. That’s why it gets so quiet when it snows accuweather.com/en/weathe…
Today I learned of the Republic XF-84H, the loudest aircraft ever built. Its engine was audible from 22 miles away, and Edwards Air Force Base was worried the noise would break windows in the control tower. The airplane was not popular at Edwards, and is rumored to have caused several miscarriages. airspacemag.com/how-thing…
The Tyrannosaurus Rex didn’t roar but rather they would make a low, almost grumble noise and use the vibrations from that noise to communicate, this is because they were actually stealthy hunters and would wait in the wooded areas and stalk their prey. Use headphones to listen to the video youtu.be/cpipaUfcnmM
Cats directly register, which means that when they walk, their hind paws land in the same place as their front paws to reduce tracks and noise. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat…
In 1831, a train suffered a boiler explosion when a fireman grew tired of listening to it whistle, and tried to stop the noise by placing a piece of lumber on the safety valve and sitting on it. The blocked valve caused the pressure within the boiler to exceed its capacity, and it exploded. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bes…
When shooting Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth timed his shot so that the noise would be masked by the audience’s laughter. Being an actor, he knew the play Lincoln was watching by heart. Lincoln was laughing when shot. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ass…
Cats have a precise method of walking called "direct registering." Their hind paws fall inside the place of their forepaws, minimizing noise and visible tracks, while ensuring more stable footing thinkinganimation.com/dir…
Today I learned of Exploding Head Syndrome - a little understood condition in which people experience a sudden loud noise either when waking or when falling asleep. Some also experience a flashing light, myoclonic jerks or tachycardia. The cause is unknown but some conspiracy theories have emerged. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exp…
Today I learned of the Winsor Hum, a mysterious, low-pitched noise that has plagued residents of Windsor, ON since 2011. No one fully knows its origin. nytimes.com/2018/02/19/wo…
The dinosaur noises in the "Jurassic Park" movie were made from recordings of tortoise sex. digitalspy.com/fun/a47278…
Today I learned about Exploding Head Syndrome, a sleep/headache disorder in which a person may hear a loud, hallucinatory noise right before falling asleep/waking up. Despite the vivid name, it is completely harmless. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exp…
Curly from the Three Stooges would often forget his lines and when that happened would retort to improvising noises which is how we got the phrase NYUK, NYUK, NYUK richardcrouse.ca/best-lin…
Noise Cancelling and Noise Isolating don’t mean thing. Noise isolating headphones only reduce the volume of the incoming ambient sound whereas noise canceling headphones actively send back an inverted signal to completely block out ambient sound. youtu.be/XLfILmxuDF8
Lots of people order Bloody Marys on aeroplanes but never drink them on the ground. This is because rich umami flavours - like those found in tomato juice - are one of the few tastes that aren't dulled by loud engine noise. edition.cnn.com/travel/ar…
Icelandic pop star BjΓΆrk had a goth avant-garde noise band called KUKL in the 80’s signed to Crass Records and released her first solo album at 11 years old en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuk…
The first two toys to use electronic sound chips to make noise rather than an analogue recordings, Simon and the Speak & Spell, both got their hardware from graphic calculator maker Texas Instruments 20k.org/episodes/noiserus
The Lyre bird imitates its surroundings in song, including mechanical noises youtube.com/watch?v=VjE0K…
Japanese subways have custom jingles and play bird noises to calm people down and help the blind know where they are youtu.be/uDly4TvpcHY
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…
When you involuntarily yell over loud noise, that’s an example of the Lombard effect (the involuntary tendency of speakers to increase their vocal effort when speaking in loud noise to enhance the audibility of their voice). psychology.wikia.org/wiki…
Many astronomers claim that color perception and contrast is improved by as much as 40 percent when using binoculars over a telescope. Not only does single-eye viewing of a telescope severely hamper depth perception, it also decreases signal-to-noise ratio wiki.ezvid.com/best-astro…
Those weird noises your stomach makes are called "borborygmi" which is an ancient Greek onomatopoeia - meaning it was named that because that's what the noise sounds like. gotsomescienceonyou.com/2…
Giraffes were thought to be nearly completely silent because their long necks make vocal vibration difficult. However, researchers spent 8 years recording almost 1000 hours of audio at three zoos and discovered that giraffes produce a deep, spooky humming noise, almost like tantric chanting. thescienceexplorer.com/na…
Pilots departing from California's John Wayne Airport are required by law to cut their engines and pitch nose down shortly after takeoff for about 6 miles in order to reduce noise in the residential area below. avgeekery.com/whats-rolle…
The whistling noise when bombs are dropped are an actual intentional design for psychological warfare in WW2. mechstuff.com/why-did-air…
Today I learned of the Tulsa Center of the Universe. An acoustic anomaly located in Oklahoma. When one stands in the center of the circle and makes a noise, that noise is echoed back several times louder than it was made, but no one standing outside the circle can hear a thing. atlasobscura.com/places/t…
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…
A top Fuel Dragster can reach 0-100mph in under a second and produce 150 decibles of noise causing permanent hearing damage strutmasters.com/top-fuel…
In Sweden you agree with someone by sucking in air. In Sweden (and Norway), to show you’re on the same page as someone, you make a sharp sucking noise instead of saying "I agree" or nodding. It’s their way of letting you know they’re listening without interrupting the flow of conversation. contiki.com/six-two/noddi…
Even babies display empathy. They cry more at other babies' cries than at theirs or loud noises. developmentalscience.com/…
The Night Witches was a WWII German nickname for the all female aviators of the 588th Night Bomber Regiment. They would idle the engines near their target and glide to the bomb release point with only wind noise to reveal them. The Germans likened the sound to broomsticks, giving their nickname. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nig…
Cats can recognize their owners voice and tone when they are calling for them from other voices and background noises. Their brain registers the sound, but the cat just can’t be bothered to respons. io9.gizmodo.com/study-bac…
Fish can produce a variety of noises (and sometimes sound like birds) kpbs.org/news/2018/mar/07…
A French court ruled that the geese and ducks of Dominique Douthe may continue to quack, rejecting the unnamed neighbor's complaint that the fowl noise prevented him/her from enjoying time in the garden & sleeping with windows open. independent.co.uk/news/wo…
The reason airline food tastes "bad" to many people is that conditions on an airplane, including low air pressure, dry air, and background noise, affect one's senses of smell and taste. time.com/4862996/airplane…
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…
Today I learned of Misophonia, a condition in which annoying noises (chewing, swallowing, etc) can cause people to feel extreme rage huffpost.com/entry/misoph…
The "whistling" noise used to indicate bombs falling in movies and TV shows is almost always the wrong way round. Anyone underneath a bomb that made such a sound (only specific WW2-era bombs) would hear the pitch increasing as it got closer, not decreasing, due to the Doppler effect. scienceabc.com/eyeopeners…
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-…
An Australian bird, called the rainbow lorikeet, routinely gets drunk from spring to summer. The small birds drink the fermented crimson flower nectar from the Weeping Boer-bean tree. When intoxicated these birds make loud drunken noises which many people find bothersome. nationalgeographic.com.au…
Gurgling noises and other sounds made by our stomachs has a scientific name: borborygmi medicinenet.com/script/ma…
"Blah Blah Blah" saying came from Ancient Greece. The term was "bar bar bar". Taken from the same root as barbarian, it implied the words beings spoken were "meaningless noises", bbc.com/news/blogs-magazi…
Closed captions and subtitles are different. Closed captions assume that watchers can't hear anything, therefore describing background noises, music and other audio cues that need discribing, while subtitles are assuming that the watchers can hear, and just says what the characters are saying. matinee.co.uk/blog/closed…
Most insect noises you hear are them either having sex or asking for sex from females. terminix.com/blog/educati…
During the filming of the Lord of the Rings, Christopher Lee (a WW2 veteran) corrected director Peter Jackson on the right noise a person who got stabbed in the back and die would make: it's not an "argh" scream, but an "uh" because "the breath is driven out of your body". (Video starts at 0:10) youtu.be/adJdBSdMGKU?t=10
The loud engine noise big rigs make when slowing down or going downhill called compression release engine braking (aka Jake Braking). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…
Taylor Swift once released (mistakenly) an 8-second song which was just white noise called "Track - 3" which instantly became No. 1 on iTunes in Canada edition.cnn.com/2014/10/2…
When a peacock shakes his tail, it produces a low pitched sound humans can't hear despite the noise being about as loud as a car going past a few metres away. bbc.com/earth/story/20150…
The sex noises in the Guns N’ Roses song β€œRocket Queen” were audio recordings of Axl Rose having sex with the drummer’s girlfriend in the studio. Shortly after, the girl involved developed an alcohol/drug addiction to help cope with the guilt. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roc…
Today I learned of the National Transportation Noise Map. It is a very accurate color map of road and aviation noise in the United States. maps.bts.dot.gov/arcgis/a…
Today I learned of Carl, a 5-year-old deaf boxer who is unbothered by court noises and accompanies kids during depositions and trials. He offers a sense of protection for children while they face their abusers in court. people.com/pets/deaf-ther…
The Rolls-Royce Phantom has a layer of foam inside its specially-designed tires, which lowers cabin sound levels by reducing tire cavity noise. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rol…
In 2010, a man from the West Midlands, UK, was arrested for recording his neighbour’s noisy dogs and playing the noise back at his neighbour. telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne…
Today I learned about the Roar of Jupiter, an explosive noise that was picked up by Juno. This sound occurs when supersonic wind on Jupiter is slowed down and heated up as it enters the gas giants magnetic field. youtu.be/Vy1g8rhTzdw
The sun makes noise and NASA has recorded it youtu.be/CRu_hG3X3bI
Americans in Germany frequently get into trouble because they mow their lawns on sundays and holidays, which is a punishable offense in Germany. German law forbids making excessive noise on sundays and holidays, aswell as from 10PM to 7AM on weekdays. kaiserslauternamerican.co…
Today I learned of Genie Wiley, a girl who was raised in a dark isolated room with no indication of an outside world for the first 13 years of her life, her father was incredibly abusive, and when authorities rescued her she couldn't speak at all and only made infantile noises. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gen…
Humans are born with two fears, the fear of falling and the fear of loud noises cnn.com/2015/10/29/health…
Today I learned of the Tulsa Center of the Universe. An acoustic anomaly located in Oklahoma. When one stands in the center of the circle and makes a noise, that noise is echoed back several times louder than it was made, but no one standing outside the circle can hear a thing. atlasobscura.com/places/t…
Today I Learned about the Mosquito teenager repellant. It uses a high frequency noise that people older than 25 generally can't hear, to "encourage" groups of young people to find somewhere else to loiter. youtu.be/MbYKhEtCRIs
David Bowie's final album, Blackstar, took inspiration from the music of experimental noise rap group Death Grips. nme.com/news/music/david-…
A man in England complained to the same airport over 16,000 times in one year about noise. bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england…
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…
Peter Cullen, the legendary voice actor, not only voiced Optimus Prime in the original 1980s Transformers animated series but he also voiced the growling/purring noises of 1987s Predator. news.avclub.com/unsurpris…
Computers can only generate 'true random' numbers by measuring unpredictable real-world physical phenomenon such as radioactive-decay or noise, whilst many generate 'psuedo-random' numbers which are not truly random and are produced using mathematical algorithms based on an initial value. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ran…
The sound of water helps us sleep as our brain interprets it as β€œnon-threatening” noise signal that says β€œDon’t worry, you are alright” glowdreaming.com/blogs/ne…
William Shatner developed tinnitis after an explosion on the set of 'Star Trek.' He coped with the condition by wearing a white noise device, which diminishes the physiological response to repeated stimuli. He became the official spokesman for tinnitis and talked someone down from suicide. mentalfloss.com/article/8…
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-…
The art of making fart noises with your hands is actually a serious form of music called 'Manualism' and can take up to 30 year to be proficient at. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
The older we get, the area in the brain responsible for filtering noises in the background and make us concentrate gets weaker. that's why elderly people have trouble driving. They focus too much on the background of moving objects, and not enough on the actual moving objects in the foreground nbcnews.com/id/41273929/n…
Cheetahs, unlike other big cats, cannot roar, but make noises similar to house cats, such as purrs and meows. irishexaminer.com/breakin…
In a 3 month period in 2016 Heathrow Airport received over 25,000 noise complaints and half of them were made by the same 10 people. telegraph.co.uk/travel/ne…
The Supermarine Stranraer was a British WWII anti-submarine flying boat whose toilet opened directly to the air, causing a sharp noise when used during flight and earning it the nickname of the "Whistling Shithouse." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sup…
Owls make almost no noise from flying, even when tested in a room with multiple microphones youtube.com/watch?v=d_FEa…
Today I learned about Exploding Head Syndrome, a rare condition where you hear a tremendously loud crash, buzz, or similar noise in your head as you are falling asleep. There is no pain associated and there is no harm caused as a result, but it can be quite unsettling. sleepassociation.org/slee…
The morning singing of birds is called the "dawn chorus". It is mostly male birds that sing in the morning and it is theorized that they do so to show fitness, the air and low ambient noise allows for clearer signal, and it's too dark to really do anything else. thespruce.com/dawn-chorus…
Lou Reed's Metal Machine Music, while critically panned, is widely considered a forerunner of industrial music, noise rock, and contemporary sound art en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Met…
The engine on the BMW M5 is so quiet that the company plays fake engine noises through the speakers to β€œremind” drivers of their car’sperformance. nytimes.com/2012/01/26/op…
A 64-year-old Sydney man filed 19,600 noise complaints about airport noise over a 12 month period. He averaged approximately one complaint for every 20 minutes the airport was open. news.com.au/travel/travel…
The tensor tympani muscle causes the loud rumbling noise you hear when you close your eyes very tightly. scienceabc.com/humans/ten…
Cougars are the largest cat to meow/purr. Large cats that roar are incapable of making these noises due to tough cartilage that prevents the larynx from vibrating. youtube.com/watch?v=T4upo…
There is a whole rainbow of noise colors other than white, such as pink, green, black, grey, azure, and brownian noise. Each has a unique frequency characteristic which distinguishes it from the others. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col…
In 2017 an expert in child development and a music psychologist researched what noises and music would delight and hold the attention of babies. They then teamed up with a Grammy award winning musician to produce a song based on that research. It is called "The Happy Song". theconversation.com/we-cr…
Playing "pink noise" - the sound of uniform static - while sleeping has been found to improve sleep quality and also help memory. time.com/4694555/pink-noi…
The famous noise announcing the presence of Jason Voorhees in the *Friday The 13th* films is "Ki ki ki, ma ma ma." A shortening of "Kill" and "Mommy." mentalfloss.com/article/5…
If an expensive watch makes an easily audible ticking noise, it's most likely fake. antennamag.com/how-to-spo…
The loudest known noise was created by a volcano which created sound waves that altered air pressure on earth for 5 days and ruptured the ear drums of sailors 40 miles away from the blast. nautil.us/issue/38/noise/…
Today I learned about exploding head syndrome, a condition in which a person can hear loud noises while falling asleep or waking up en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exp…
Great tits sing at a higher frequency in noise polluted urban surroundings than quieter ones to help overcome the auditory masking. Humans also do this, and is called the Lombard effect. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lom…
The clicking noise sperm whales use to communicate is so loud that it can be heard by other whales thousands of miles away and can make a human body intensely vibrate to the point of death. youtube.com/watch?v=zsDwF…
Young giraffes can moo. Even though adult giraffes do not often make noise audible to human ears, a baby giraffe may "moo," especially if it is in a stressful situation. The sound is very similar to a young calf calling out to its mother. owlcation.com/stem/What-S…
New Mercedes-Benz cars will play a short blast of white/pink noise just before an unavoidable crash, forcing the occupant's ears to turn off for a moment, preventing the hearing loss normally caused by the crash itself or airbags. mercedes-benz.com/en/merc…

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