Sound Ledger¹ (FAA, Wilhelm, Plants)

Audio culture by the numbers

$19,000,000: Amount, in $US, awarded by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to 14 universities to reduce aviation noise

39: Length, in seconds, of the original (and newly rediscovered) recording session that yielded the famed “Wilhelm scream”

40: Average number of “clicks” emitted by “stressed” plants over the course of an hour

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¹Footnotes: FAA: Wilhelm: (via John Kannenberg). Plants:

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