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(Yahoo)   Too bad there is no video, because gibbons on helium sound like opera singers   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 33
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2012-08-23 04:13:23 PM
No audio, either.
 
2012-08-23 04:15:56 PM
Anybody else hear Billy Gibbons on helium singing "La Grange" in their head?

/They got a lotta nice girls
 
2012-08-23 04:18:14 PM

Heinrich von Eckardt: No audio, either.


Hell, I'm surprised they even managed to put a picture in the article.
 
2012-08-23 04:19:01 PM
Maybe we've had that the wrong way around all this time and it's Opera singers that sound like gibbons on helium.
 
2012-08-23 04:20:40 PM
Fun fact: My 7th grade science teacher had the last name of Gibbons.
 
2012-08-23 04:22:38 PM
I was expecting a review of the new Mariah Carey single.
 
2012-08-23 04:22:50 PM

bikerbob59: Fun fact: My 7th grade science teacher had the last name of Gibbons.


cdn.screenrant.com

WFQ. 

/been having a lot of trouble with his TPS reports lately...
 
2012-08-23 04:24:20 PM
i25.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-23 04:24:40 PM
If you insist - Link
 
2012-08-23 04:25:04 PM

Heinrich von Eckardt

No audio, either.


Video and audio(6 secs worth) can be found at live science dot com.

I SEEN IT!!

Kind of a let down, though.
 
2012-08-23 04:25:35 PM
I heard the guy on BBC world radio take a hit of helium to show get to this story. This story is awesome for this.
 
2012-08-23 04:26:40 PM
Yes, but can they play funk?
 
2012-08-23 04:27:54 PM
It's not over until the fat gibbon sings.
 
2012-08-23 04:28:52 PM
Gibbons not on helium sound pretty amazing. Took my 2-yr-old nephew to the zoo a couple months ago, and since then, every time he hears a siren outside, he say "monkeys!"
 
2012-08-23 04:29:14 PM
www.licklibrary.com
 
2012-08-23 04:32:55 PM

funk_soul_bubby: Anybody else hear Billy Gibbons on helium singing "La Grange" in their head?

/They got a lotta nice girls


Actually, this came to mind for me.
 
2012-08-23 04:34:23 PM

My Fark Identity: If you insist - Link


These researchers need to go to some better operas.
 
2012-08-23 04:35:36 PM

My Fark Identity: If you insist - Link


i hate Autotune.
 
2012-08-23 04:43:58 PM
sharetv.org

GIBBBBONNNNNNNNNNS!
 
2012-08-23 04:44:38 PM
Ah, but can they sing "Night Fever" like a real Gibb?

// farking song has been stuck in my head for two weeks now
 
2012-08-23 04:51:30 PM

Random Bastage: Ah, but can they sing "Night Fever" like a real Gibb?

// farking song has been stuck in my head for two weeks now


And now it's stuck in mine, thank you.
 
2012-08-23 04:54:08 PM
yes we do.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sfk_VYogLCo


45 Sec mark
 
2012-08-23 05:15:06 PM
ALWAYS available for comment.
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-08-23 05:50:56 PM
Gibbons in the wild
Link
 
2012-08-23 06:23:46 PM
So, it's not that they sound like opera singers, but that they use the same mechanisms as we do to vary and control our voices including fine language control skills, and they do that as well as trained opera singers. Well, I'd imagine that if you spent all day hooting and hollering as loudly as possible, it would probably strengthen up all those muscles used and the control which one has over them to the point of someone that spent all day singing loudly.
 
2012-08-23 06:54:59 PM
 
2012-08-23 07:25:48 PM

TheOtherDub: Goodies Funky Gibbon(^SLYT)


Umm
Um
I've got nothing.
 
2012-08-23 09:01:07 PM
Wow. I don't know what I was expecting exactly but the videos linked in the thread were extremely anti-climactic.
 
2012-08-23 10:36:17 PM
This seems like a reasonable use for our precious helium reserves.
 
2012-08-23 10:57:40 PM
"Gibbons on Helium" needs to be a band name.
 
2012-08-24 08:53:07 AM

Guuberre: funk_soul_bubby: Anybody else hear Billy Gibbons on helium singing "La Grange" in their head?

/They got a lotta nice girls

Actually, this came to mind for me.


Holy crap, I forgot that even existed. Thanks for embedding it in my head for the foreseeable future!
 
2012-08-24 09:55:29 AM
Don't worry. We'll have plenty of audio and video of hooting gibbons from Tampa next week.

Wait, you said SINGING gibbons? Nevermind.
 
2012-08-24 03:44:23 PM
May as well have been Euell Gibbons.
 
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