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(BBC)   Here's what a snail nomming on lettuce sounds like. I SAID HERE'S WHAT A SNAIL NOMMING ON LETTUCE SOUNDS LIKE   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 29
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2013-04-07 01:36:36 PM  
If you like nature writings,  The Sound of a WildSnail Eating by Elizabeth Tova Bailey is a lovely little book.
 
2013-04-07 02:06:31 PM  
if you get really high, you can hear snails talking.
 
2013-04-07 02:13:22 PM  
Now your nightmares about maggots and centipedes can have a soundtrack. Thanks, Science!!
 
2013-04-07 02:16:12 PM  
At my old house growing up, if you were really quiet, you could hear the pitter patter of roaches inside the walls.
 
2013-04-07 02:22:04 PM  
The host is so excited that he is giggling.
 
2013-04-07 02:26:20 PM  
aaaannnnnddddd...breathe
 
2013-04-07 02:31:23 PM  
I wonder if the maggot sounds they recorded were just the sound of the maggot rapidly sticking to and breaking free from the glass, or if those are actual internal noises they were picking up. They should have put one on a cotton ball to find out.

The snail sounded pretty much exactly what I imagined it would sound like. Cool stuff.
 
2013-04-07 02:50:44 PM  
This is my dream. This is my nightmare.
 
2013-04-07 03:09:09 PM  
Not many people know this, but the snail is nature's ninja! Deadly quiet, capable of sneaking up on any foe.
 
2013-04-07 03:12:01 PM  
That's actually pretty cool, and I don't think the presenter's enthusiasm is out of place.  Think of it: no person in the history of mankind- all billions upon billions of us- up to that point had heard sounds of those types.  Science isn't always about the scientific method, proposing hypotheses and designing experiments.  Really it's about the wonder of it all and the excitement of discovery.  The former is merely the means to the latter.

That stated, the sound of a millepede moving anywhere in my visible vicinity is "swish.  thump.  squish."
 
2013-04-07 03:30:40 PM  
Snail should have leaned off to one side and let one rip.
 
2013-04-07 03:52:25 PM  
Snail shouldn't chew with it's mouth open.
 
2013-04-07 04:22:43 PM  
Did they capture of what is sounds like when doves cry?
 
2013-04-07 04:30:35 PM  

CipollinaFan: The host is so excited that he is giggling.


Can't blame him - that was one of the coolest things ever. One of the quietest places on earth, and he got a chance to hear sounds no one else has heard before. Besides, listening to a snail eating a leaf has to rank right up there with "cutest sounds made by critters."
 
2013-04-07 04:43:06 PM  

Kurmudgeon: Snail shouldn't chew with it's mouth open.


Snails don't chew. Don't need to, because they have chainsaws instead of jaws and teeth (radula).

upload.wikimedia.org

/now dream of snails in your bed
 
2013-04-07 06:00:53 PM  
So, did they actually use the vibration microphone or not?
 
2013-04-07 06:13:14 PM  

Kurmudgeon: Snail shouldn't chew with it's mouth open.


You shouldn't type with your apostrophe key enabled. I wish there was an "apostrophe lock" key instead of a "caps lock". Seems much more useful.
 
2013-04-07 06:14:02 PM  

divx88: Not many people know this, but the snail is nature's ninja! Deadly quiet, capable of sneaking up on any foe.


Yeah but a mushroom cap and garlic butter defeats them every time. Mmmmm, ninjas.
 
2013-04-07 07:49:33 PM  
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2013-04-07 07:49:55 PM  
Listen here for more amplified sounds.
 
2013-04-07 08:45:51 PM  
This makes me really wish for a movie, tv, or videogame version of "The Night Land".
 
2013-04-07 11:50:57 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-07 11:56:59 PM  

DrGunsforHands: So, did they actually use the vibration microphone or not?


the little pitterpat of centipede feets was picked up by the transducer surface mic
 
2013-04-08 12:57:24 AM  
I've heard that in those silent rooms you can hear your own blood circulating.

I'd love to go just sit in a room like that for a while.
 
2013-04-08 01:13:38 AM  

ModernLuddite: I've heard that in those silent rooms you can hear your own blood circulating.

I'd love to go just sit in a room like that for a while.


Just so long as you don't start hearing music.
 
2013-04-08 07:00:41 AM  
I could have sworn I'd seen that before but then I checked the article date. That seems to be around the time I saw it the first time on TV.
 
2013-04-08 10:47:23 AM  

ModernLuddite: I've heard that in those silent rooms you can hear your own blood circulating.

I'd love to go just sit in a room like that for a while.


I couldn't imagine a worse form of torture* than being forced to listen to your own blood circulate, although it would quickly be drowned out over the sounds of incessant vomiting.

/* other than, you know, physical pain and stuff.
 
2013-04-08 10:52:46 AM  

ModernLuddite: I've heard that in those silent rooms you can hear your own blood circulating.

I'd love to go just sit in a room like that for a while.


For me it would sound like EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE E EEE.

Stupid permanent tinnitus....
 
2013-04-09 02:32:00 AM  

Quantum Apostrophe: You shouldn't type with your apostrophe key enabled.


You would know. Sorry, I tend to speak in fluent backwoods gibberish anyway.
 
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