Some facts about sound

Sound WaveI thought it would be fun to explore some facts about sound that you may not have been aware of.

  • If you try to say the alphabet without moving your lips or tongue every letter will sound the same.
  • White cats with blue eyes are usually deaf.
  • Wind doesn’t make a sound until it blows against an object.
  • There is no sound in space.
  • Sound travels 3 times faster through water than in air.
  • To crack a whip the tip must be travelling faster than the speed of sound.
  • Dolphins can hear underwater sounds from 24km (15miles) away.
  • Most cows produce more milk when they listen to music.
  • Elephants communicate in sound waves below the frequency that humans can hear.
  • Sound travels 15 times faster through steel than air.
  • A cat can keep purring while inhaling and exhaling.
  • A whip makes a cracking sound because its tip moves faster than the speed of sound.
  • Sound travels 10 times faster through granite than air.
  • Dolphin’s can detect underwater sounds from 24 km (15 miles) away.
  • When baby polar bear cubs are born they cannot see or hear for their first month.
  • Acousticophobia is the fear of noises.
  • Melophobia is the fear of music.
  • Lion’s can’t roar until the age of 2.

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