When I Yawn Why Does My Music Get Faster?

12 December 2017, 15:40

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Mystery Hour Question

If I yawn when I'm listening to music on my headphones, it sounds like the beats per minute are increasing. Why does this happen? Roland, Detroit.

Response:

Name: Dave, Hornchurch

Qualification: Has had some problems with his hearing

Answer: The air pressure in the tube between your nose and your ear changes, which distorts the noise. This makes it seem faster.

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