SoT 223: Terminal Buzz

Hosts: Ed Brown, Dr. Shayne Joseph, Penny Dumsday, Peter Miller.

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A new study looks at the vocal talents of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, and reveals what we already knew: he had an extraordinary voice!

A study of bats shows that when hunting insects, they don’t plan one kill at a time. Instead they choose flight paths that take them to two victims in quick succession.

A study looking at high powered hand dryers – in particular the Dyson Airblades – has found they can spread a lot of virus particles. But that’s only a problem if you don’t wash your hands properly. And you probably don’t.

 

Peter Miller is a professional sound designer and music composer who has worked in the film & music business for nearly 40 years. He writes at Hummadruz about various audio phenomena and pseudoscience.

This episode contains traces of Stephen Colbert and Dr. Manny Alvarez describing correct hand-washing technique.