25 Randomly Cool Facts About Sound (You Won’t Believe Your Ears!)

Of our many senses, the ability to hear sound has got to be one of the best. Whether we’re listening to a beautiful arrangement of music or hearing the roar of a car as it speeds by, sound helps us enjoy the beauty of nature and keeps us safe from impending doom. But there’s so much more to sound than our own sense of hearing. For instance, some animals like dolphins use it to get information about the world around them using echolocation. Curious to hear more about sound? Here are 25 Randomly Cool Facts About Sound (You Won’t Believe Your Ears!)

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In contrast, a dolphin can hear and produce sounds up to 150 kHz which is 150,000 hertz. This means that there are several sounds dolphins make that humans can't even hear. They use different sounds regularly for echolocation.

Dark_DolphinSource: http://www.dolphincommunicationproject.org/index.php/the-latest-buzz/field-reports/bahamas-3/bahamas-2000/item/93032-how-well-can-dolphins-hear
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People who have Superior Canal Dehiscence can experience a symptom where they hear their body sounds at high levels, including hearing their own eye movements.

Cochlear_implantSource: https://www.asha.org/PRPSpecificTopic.aspx?folderid=8589934662§ion=Signs_and_Symptoms
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Due to the Doppler Effect, a musical piece traveling twice the speed of sound would be in correct time and tune but only backwards.

doppler effectSource: https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/2mggku/til_that_due_to_the_doppler_effect_a_musical/
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Whether it's an orchestra or a heavy metal band playing music at 120 dB, both will undoubtedly damage your hearing.

orchestraSource: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/articles/teaching-content/fun-sound-facts/
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Since particles are closer together in water than air, sound can travel four times faster in water.

waterSource: https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/572-sound-on-the-move

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