Fun Facts About Language, Speech and Hearing

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Singer Tim Storms produced a sound so low that human ears could not detect it. He also owns a dog that is so fast, human eyes have never seen it.

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Yodeling is not only the rapid and repeated transition from low to high pitched tones, it is also considered the fastest way to get a stranger to punch you in the face.

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It takes more effort to whisper than it does to talk at a normal volume. That is how librarians and gossips stay so thin.

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There are around seven thousand languages being actively spoken in the world; your cab driver speaks none of them…

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An average person speaks at a rate of one hundred and twenty words a minute. An above-average person speaks at the same rate but with fewer references to bitcoin, deep state, the Marvel/DC “universe” and “chillin’”…

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According to a paper in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, it is more difficult to lie to an attractive person than to a plainer one. This is probably due to the fact that you don’t NEED to lie to an attractive person because that dress DOESN’T make her butt look big, he ISN’T going bald and she DOES look pretty with her hair like that.

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In the English language, there is no synonym for the word, “deception”…

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Sometimes, when a person loses the ability to speak due to a stroke, they can still sing; because, singing originates in a different part of the brain. So, think of an opera as a drama where all the characters are having strokes.

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Some researchers think that natural hallucinogens were key in inducing the first vocalizations from our evolutionary ancestors. In this scenario, it has been determined that the first words ever spoken by man were, “far out…”.

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There is now a phone app that can translate your baby’s cries. This will be helpful for new parents who don’t want to look away from their phones any longer than is absolutely necessary.

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