Talk:1236: Seashell

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Protip: Don't put seashells just picked up near the ocean in your ear! Sometimes the shell "first owner" is still in there! That's why I usually wait until getting home and make sure there's nothing inside before putting things in my ear... [[Special:Contributions/189.5.107.6|189.5.107.6]] 01:27, 11 July 2013 (UTC)
 
Protip: Don't put seashells just picked up near the ocean in your ear! Sometimes the shell "first owner" is still in there! That's why I usually wait until getting home and make sure there's nothing inside before putting things in my ear... [[Special:Contributions/189.5.107.6|189.5.107.6]] 01:27, 11 July 2013 (UTC)
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:Any specific reason why should the first owner be more dangerous that any {{w|Hermit_crab|other owner}}? I would actually suspect that the reverse would be true. -- [[User:Hkmaly|Hkmaly]] ([[User talk:Hkmaly|talk]]) 08:51, 11 July 2013 (UTC)

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Transcript looks terrible on a phone. --81.23.24.44 14:26, 10 July 2013 (UTC)

Screenshot: http://www.imgur.com/A4nortJ.png --81.23.24.44 15:13, 10 July 2013 (UTC)
Is it possible to make <math> comments somehow? --Chtz (talk) 14:57, 10 July 2013 (UTC)

It doesn't indicate that most times he has put the shell to his ear were not at the beach, he indicates that if he is picking up a shell not at a beach it is probably only to put it to his ear. Or rather, he rarely picks up seashells unless at the beach, and if he does then its only to test this crazy old wives tale. 75.158.106.126 14:33, 10 July 2013 (UTC)

The wrong equation was corrected. Faedrivin 15:59, 10 July 2013 (UTC)

I have usually tested the "shell by my ear" at home, far away from sea or ocean... and still heard "the sea" --JakubNarebski (talk) 16:20, 10 July 2013 (UTC)

If what I read somewhere once (how's that for backing up my claim with an actual reference?) is correct what you actually hear is the sound of your own blood flowing through your veins. Not sure that's really true, but expect it is actually something of yourself you're hearing that happens to sound similar to a sea. 67.51.59.66 17:09, 10 July 2013 (UTC)
http://science.howstuffworks.com/question556.htm I'm predicting a what-if post on the same topic next Tuesday. Except of course, he's going to generate a geographical map (on a Gall-Peters projection) of the "loudness" of the sound of the ocean. Tides crashing against coastline / breakers out at sea / hydrothermal vents / Giant Squid song.. etc. 220.224.246.97 01:23, 11 July 2013 (UTC)


Protip: Don't put seashells just picked up near the ocean in your ear! Sometimes the shell "first owner" is still in there! That's why I usually wait until getting home and make sure there's nothing inside before putting things in my ear... 189.5.107.6 01:27, 11 July 2013 (UTC)

Any specific reason why should the first owner be more dangerous that any other owner? I would actually suspect that the reverse would be true. -- Hkmaly (talk) 08:51, 11 July 2013 (UTC)
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