We can size up other people by the sound of their roar

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/06/29/we-can-size-up-other-people-by.html

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My Dear Wife has that “Drill Instructor” voice, it keeps me in line…

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I would think in the end it comes down to a matter of lung capacity.

But “lung capacity correlates with body size and strength” isn’t anywhere near as catchy.

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Ooh I wish I’d gotten to roar. I have an impressive sound, I can definitely intimidate someone else though I rarely use that range of my voice. I’m weak as shit though, out of shape and with health problems. Lungs are still going strong though.

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Voice teacher here! Lung capacity is part of it, as is size and density of other major resonators in the body. There are also acquirable skills in optimizing resonance/projection for any given pitch or vowel.

And then, if you’re a koala, you’ve also got a special extra set of equipment for producing a bellow that makes other koalas think you’re fucking massive.

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So… is this meant as dating advice, or what?

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So… is this meant as dating advice, or what?

Them: “So, what kind of music do you like?”
You: [Deep breath] "RAAAAAAAAAAAA-

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It’s a little known fact that pop singer Katy Perry is 8 feet tall and 600 pounds of pure muscle.

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Works for me.

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DISSENTING OPINION !!

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I like how that link has a sound clip of them basically pumping air through a dead koalas throat for weird factor.

Imagine having that job. Koala meat puppet ventriloquist. Freaky

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Men did tend to underestimate women’s strength by the sound of their roars

OMG! You just gave me a Helen Reddy flashback

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Mee-owww.

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My father was a career military officer. I have the voice.

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