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I have been deceived! [Jan. 4th, 2006|01:04 pm]
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The sound heard by a listener when holding a seashell to his/her ear does not come from the shell itself. It is the echo of the blood pulsing in the listeners own ear.
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From: musicianedc
2006-01-04 11:09 am (UTC)
And yet we've been told that since we were kids. Sad. I thought it was just the sound of air rushing through the shell and your ear.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-01-04 11:43 am (UTC)
I know. Sad, huh? :(
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[User Picture]From: aaaaaaron
2006-01-04 11:12 am (UTC)
I find this equally hard to believe. I think it's magic!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-01-04 11:44 am (UTC)
Could be. What are facts anyway? ;)
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[User Picture]From: pete23
2006-01-04 11:17 am (UTC)
not the case at all. rather than give you my rather broken technical mumblings about wavelengths, resonance, etc, i'll just direct you to:

http://www.discovery.com/area/skinnyon/skinnyon971226/skinnyon.html
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-01-04 11:45 am (UTC)
*stare!*

I was doubly deceived!!!
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[User Picture]From: maudelynn
2006-01-04 11:22 am (UTC)
really? i have always heard it was the air rushing through the shell

good to know
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-01-04 11:46 am (UTC)
I posted an inaccurate fact, apparently.

Check out pete23's link.

Whoooops.

no wonder no one believes any of my posts.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-01-04 11:48 am (UTC)
Dude! That was from The Red Sea, wasn't it?
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[User Picture]From: witchylatina
2006-01-04 11:48 am (UTC)
When I put my ear to the seashell I heard the numbers:

4,8,15,16,23,42.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-01-04 11:49 am (UTC)
:) Red sea shell!
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From: lostways
2006-01-04 11:50 am (UTC)
Do you think that there are sea shells of every colour?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-01-04 12:24 pm (UTC)
I hope so!
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[User Picture]From: reenie72
2006-01-04 11:59 am (UTC)
Those bastards! Do you mean to tell me that I've been lied to my entire life?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-01-04 12:26 pm (UTC)
Yes. Even now, you're being lied to by me. I liedto you. But I didn't mean too.
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[User Picture]From: wafflelips
2006-01-04 12:02 pm (UTC)

Oh no!!

You've discovered my master plan to decieve you! I thought I'd finally defeated you by making you believe you could really hear the ocean!!!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-01-04 12:26 pm (UTC)

Re: Oh no!!

You LIAR! *sob*
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[User Picture]From: warlockdreams
2006-01-04 12:30 pm (UTC)
Eww that's gross. I'll never put a shell to my ear again. You've ruined it all for me :p
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-01-04 12:35 pm (UTC)
I was wrong though.
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[User Picture]From: warlockdreams
2006-01-04 12:33 pm (UTC)
Ah now I read the other comments. Ah well.
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From: hymn
2006-01-04 12:41 pm (UTC)
lol i agreed with warlockdreams post about it being DISGUSTING, until i read the other link about what it REALLY is (something i even read before--where the hell is my memory!!), and all i have to say is "whew."


all though ill probably thing of blood rushing to my ear everytime i put a seashell up to it. ;[
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From: hymn
2006-01-04 12:42 pm (UTC)
think
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[User Picture]From: zibacco
2006-01-04 12:58 pm (UTC)
Don't believe it. Honestly, that's only one side of the debate. Personally I believe in the theory of Intelligent Seashell Noise. The sound you hear when you hold a shell to your ear is just to complex to be the result of random echos.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-01-04 01:02 pm (UTC)
I just got it out of a fact book. It was a fact book from the 80's though, so it's likely to have false information.

Would everyone like to throw rotten tomatoes at me now?
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[User Picture]From: aurelias_roses
2006-01-04 01:04 pm (UTC)
I've always wondered about that, actually. Because you can put other things to your ear and it sounds the same. And yes, I've read the link in the comments.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-01-04 01:14 pm (UTC)
:) I'm just a loser..
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-01-04 01:17 pm (UTC)
YAY! RENT!

Antithesis of yay: I was wrong about the shell thing. I posted old information.
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