The Hum

It creeps in slowly in the dark of night, and once inside, it almost never goes away.  It’s known as the Hum, a steady, droning sound that’s heard in places as disparate as Taos, New Mexico; Bristol, England; Kokomo, Indiana; Auckland, New Zealand; Largs, Scotland and, as it turns out, many other places. While reports…

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Beer Influences Pulling of Helicopters and Trucks with the Ear

During an 1951 afternoon shooting party in County Wexford, Ireland, Sir Hugh Beaver was asked a simple question:  What is the Europe’s fastest game bird?  Despite a heated argument and an exhaustive search with the host’s library, the answer could not be found. This type of question that has been repeated around the world in…

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