Singer Rod Stewart took cocaine anally to protect his singing voice. Stewart bought anticold capsules; removed the contents; filled the empty capsules with cocaine; and put them up his butt to be absorbed. ultimateclassicrock.com/r…
The passengers on United Airlines Flight 93 did indeed breach the cockpit. The cockpit voice recorder revealed sounds of screaming and crashing; the hijackers' reading of the takbir; and then a calm voice in English instructing "pull it up." Five seconds later, the plane crashed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
Isaac Hayes (voice of Chef) didn’t quit South Park willingly. In 2006, he had a stroke and lost the ability to speak and someone involved in Scientology quit on his behalf. hollywoodreporter.com/fea…
The ashes of Stephen Hawking were buried between the graves of Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin, in a section of Westminster Abbey known as the "Scientists Corner." As a final tribute, during the burial, the European Space Agency beamed recordings of Hawking's voice to the nearest black hole. nbcnews.com/news/obituari…
The voice of Tigger from Winnie the Pooh, Paul Winchell was one of the original inventors of an artificial heart, an automobile that runs on battery power, a method for breeding tilapia, and many other inventions that are still around today. paulwinchell.com/bio.html
When you hear yourself talking, you perceive your voice to be deeper then it really is, because you hear it directly through your skull as opposed to through air and into your ears. irishexaminer.com/lifesty…
The voice behind Siri is a woman named Susan Bennett. youtube.com/watch?v=z2bTy…
Thanks to a genetic algorithm, Dr. Adrian Thompson produced a prototype voice-recognition circuit distinguishing and responding to "stop" and "go" using only 37 logic gates; 5 of them weren't connected to the rest of the network, yet if they were removed, the device stopped working talkorigins.org/faqs/gena…
Ghostbusters actor Ernie Hudson, who played Winston Zeddemore, auditioned as the voice for the same character in the animated series but was rejected because they didn't think he sounded enough like Winston from the movie. cbr.com/tv-legends-reveal…
Arnold Schwartzenneger wanted to dub his own voice for German versions of the Terminator films, but the film studio thought his rural Austrian accent didn’t match the tough-guy role and employed a German voice actor instead. screenrant.com/terminator…
Male hummingbirds use their tail feathers, not their voice, to make their loud high pitched mating call. The birds climb high into the air and then nose-dive, making sharp squeaks or trills to impress watching females. sciencemag.org/news/2011/…
A Talkbox works by playing sound from the tube in the singers mouth and not the voice being sung down the tube. It requires no breath from the singer and theoretically there is no limit for the length of note. youtu.be/h_L5v9OTSxc
Spongebob voice actor Tom Kenny has been lifelong friends with Robert β€œBobcat” Goldthwait. At one of their first open-mics they each performed as β€œBobcat” and β€œTomcat”, as a tribute to another comedian who was performing that night; Barry β€œBear Cat” Crimmins. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom…
Voice actress Dionne Quan, best known for voicing Kimi Watanabe in the "Rugrats" franchise and Trixie Tang in "Fairly OddParents", is legally blind, meaning that her scripts were sent to her in braille en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dio…
The British banished the voices of the Sinn Fein from the airwaves. To get around this news stations simply aired footage of the Sinn Fein leaders with actors dubbing their voices. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/198…
Actor Sam Elliott -- known for his full mustache, and deep, resonant voice -- voices Smokey the Bear in the iconic character's public service announcements, and that the two share the same birthday: Smokey was first introduced on August 9, 1944, the same day Elliott was born. npr.org/2014/08/08/338776…
While filming 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' (2017), Michael Keaton would whisper 'I'm Batman' to Tom Holland during fight scenes. "We have a fight in the movie and I punch him. He turns around and says [in a deep voice], β€˜I’m Batman.’ He kept doing Batman quotes on set” Holland said. batman-news.com/2017/01/1…
A Russian oligarch rigged the voting of the Voice in favor of his daughter and got caught. bbc.com/news/world-europe…
Elwood Edwards, The voice of AOL’s β€˜You’ve Got Mail’ was paid $200 for recording the ubiquitous phrase in 1989. He got the job because his wife worked at an AOL predecessor. He is now an Uber Driver in Ohio. yahoo.com/entertainment/e…
While filming The Empire Strikes Back, every actor except Mark Hamill & James Earl Jones was kept in the dark about Darth Vader being Luke's father. David Prowse's (Vader's physical actor whose voice Jones dubbed over) script had the line "No, Obi-Wan killed your father" instead. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Susan Bennett, the voice of Siri, also was the voice of many other things such as the voice of the public address system at Delta Airlines, or for television advertisements for many major companies like Ford, McDonald's, and the Home Depot. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sus…
The first US President to be photographed while in office was William H. Harrison in 1841. 48 years later, in 1889, his grandson Benjamin Harrison became the first US President to have his voice recorded en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
A British man named Chris discovered his girlfriend was cheating when his pet parrot Ziggy Stardust started saying "I love you, Gary" in her voice. To make matters worse he later had to get rid of Ziggy because "it was torture hearing him repeat that name over and over again." theguardian.com/uk/2006/j…
Julian Jaynes theorized early man’s state of mind was one in which one side of the brain spoke, while the other listened and obeyed. The voices were experienced as auditory hallucinations, and Jaynes theorized that this lead people to believe the voices were coming from God. youtube.com/watch?v=zAiN3…
β€˜Reach Out I'll Be There’ was written to be at the very top of vocalist Levi Stubb’s range, so that his voice would strain & crack trying to sing it. The band begged for it to not be released. It became their signature tune, and Rolling Stone ranked it as 206th greatest song of all time en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rea…
The user agreement of a popular Japanese robot includes: the owner must not perform any sexual act on the robot, and the robot may not be used to harm humans or to send out spam emails. The company has also said that tampering with the robot to give it a sexier voice would be frowned upon theguardian.com/world/201…
Maurice LaMarche was the voice behind Buddy the Elf’s infamous burp in β€œElf” wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauric…
Abraham Lincoln’s voice was "shrill" and "higher" pitch than we portray. smithsonianmag.com/histor…
Today I learned about UVB-76, an unexplained Russian shortwave radio station that broadcasts a single tone constantly along with cryptic voice messages. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UVB…
Mark Twain's neighbor who was 6 at the time of his death helped imitate his voice for the film "Journey to Jerusalem" as no recordings of Twain's voice were present. Although the Dictaphone was available, he hated it and wanted his autobiography to be published 100 years after his death. screenbinge.com/sb-origin…
, that Chuck Lorre, the producer of huge TV hits like Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory co-wrote the soundtrack for the original 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon. In the theme song, whenever a line is spoken (not sung), that is Chuck Lorre's actual voice (that's a fact, Jack!). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chu…
Maude Flanders (from the Simpsons) was killed in the Season 11 episode titled, "Alone again, Natura-Diddily". The reason she was killed off was due to a dispute between Fox and Maggie Roswell (the voice of Maude Flanders) about a pay rise. Fox refused, and Maggie quit, so Maude was killed off. screenrant.com/simpsons-m…
Pinto Colvig, the original voice of Goofy, based the voice on a "grinny, half-baked village nitwit" from his hometown of Jacksonville, Oregon, and has previously used the voice on stage for a character called "The Oregon Appleknocker" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goo…
The TV show 'The Voice' heavily promotes the fact that the winner gets a free record deal. However, many of them get dropped shortly after signing. The winner of season 7 even admits none of the label executives knew who he was when he first entered the office shortly after winning. talentrecap.com/arent-voi…
JFK-impersonator Vaughn Meader's 1962 comedy album "The First Family" became the best-selling album ever up to that time. Hours after JFK's assassination, Lenny Bruce walked on stage and stood in silence for a few moments, then stated in a sad voice "Boy, is Vaughn Meader fucked." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vau…
Towards the end of filming the first Harry Potter film, Daniel Radcliffe's voice broke. For the final filmed scenes, a "soundalike" child actor, Joe Sowerbutts, was recruited to overdub his lines in post-production. theguardian.com/film/2001…
Gary Schwartz, the voice of Team Fortress 2's Heavy and Demoman, was part of a mime-comedy duo with Caleb Chung, who invented the Furby youtu.be/rIo0IxE_Cyc?t=12…
The woman whose voice is heard in the intro of β€œBaby Got Back” (β€œOh. My God. Becky, look at her butt”) is actress Amylia Rivas, who is black. king5.com/mobile/article/…
In the Greatest Showman the singing voice of Jenny Lind was performed by Loren Allred, a contestant on (American) The Voice, who was eliminated from the competition in 13th place. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lor…
, that the appearance of the character Velma from Scooby Doo was based on the original actress who did her voice, Nicole Jaffe. moviefone.com/celebrity/n…
The Kauai' o'o's song was recorded before it went extinct in 1987. It captures the voice of the last known bird, a male, singing a duet and pausing for the female to respond. These birds mated for life. youtu.be/5THqAY3u5oY
When Japanese actor Mako Iwamatsu, voice actor of Aku from Samurai Jack, and Iroh from Avatar, died in 2006, many of his voice roles were taken on by soundalike voice actor Greg Baldwin, who's voice was almost indistinguishable. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mak…
Today I learned of patient AB - "the first and only instance in which hallucinatory voices sought to reassure the patient, offered her a specific diagnosis, directed her to the hospital, expressed pleasure that she was well again, bid her farewell, and thereafter disappeared." researchgate.net/publicat…
Angela Lansbury (Mrs. Potts) from Beauty and the Beast (1991) sang β€œTale as old as time” in a single take after being initially against it because she thought her β€œaging singing voice” wasn’t suited for the song. insider.com/angela-lansbu…
In 1993 Pixar wanted Billy Crystal to voice Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story, but Crystal declined. The studio did a composite of what Buzz Lightyear would sound like with Crystal’s voice using audio from When Harry Met Sally. youtu.be/CXf8e_YL0kE
Peter Auty, the boy who sang the main theme in The Snowman, wasn't given credit in the film's release in 1982, and missed out on rerecording the song for a Toys R Us commercial due to his voice changing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet…
Homer Simpson's famous "D'oh!" catchphrase is actually written in scripts as "(Annoyed Grunt)". Voice actor Dan Castellaneta simply interpreted that direction as "D'oh!" youtube.com/watch?v=Eo0Hf…
Although most schizophrenics hear voices, the reverse is not true; most people who hear voices are not schizophrenic (or necessarily mentally ill). Around 10% of people have had auditory hallucinations of some kind and there are many potential causes of auditory hallucinations. theconversation.com/heari…
The actor who played Freddy Rumsen on Mad Men was the original voice of Chester Cheetah and Bill Murray's brother. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe…
The two child voice actors of disney's original 1942 movie bambi that voiced bambi (7 year old donnie dunnigan) and thumper (4 year old peter behn) met for the very first time over 70 years after bambi was released on an episode of 'the view', in 2015. motionpictures.org/2017/0…

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