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The Mechanics Of An Elephant's Voice
2012-08-03 05:40:41

African elephants are known to communicate with infrasound - extremely low-pitched vocalizations - over a distance of miles. These infrasounds are at a very low frequency rate and are generally below the threshold of human hearing.

Big Cat Roars Similar To Babies Crying
2011-11-03 05:10:16

When lions and tigers roar loudly and deeply – terrifying every creature within earshot – they are somewhat like human babies crying for attention, although their voices are much deeper.

2010-11-22 13:27:01

From a baby's first blurted "bowl!'" for the word "ball" to the whispered goodbye of a beloved elder, the capacity for complex vocalizations is one of humankind's most remarkable attributes -- and perhaps one we take for granted most of our lives.

2009-11-24 15:22:14

When people speak, sing, or shout, they produce sound by pushing air over their vocal folds -- bits of muscle and tissue that manipulate the air flow and vibrate within it.


Word of the Day
sipe
  • a slit in a tire to drain away surface water and improve traction.
The word 'sipe' comes from Old English and is related to 'seep'.
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