Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The reason why I'm going to stock up on Clorox wipes

I was listening to a local talk show on the radio and the host asked if you have ever wanted to let a friend listen to something on your iPod, but since you don't have any speakers, you have to both lean over next to the iPod, or each use one ear bud, something that looks strange and is uncomfortable (remember that phrase "looks strange, and is uncomfortable")

He said that you really don't need to do that because everyone is carrying a speaker with them at all times!

Naturally I was intrigued, so I continued listening.

Apparently, if you take the ear buds from your iPod, and shove each one up one of your nostrils, then open your mouth and close off your throat, like you're swallowing, the sound bounces around in your nasal cavity and is amplified as it comes out of your mouth!

Yes, I know that you are thinking "Wow! That is the coolest thing I've ever heard of!" (You're certainly NOT thinking that you would look strange and be uncomfortable)

Naturally, I mentioned this to my kids, and naturally, they decided to try this.

It really worked.

Now, it wasn't really loud, or at least not nearly as loud as my kids can be on their own, however, it was really funny to see Aaron with his earbuds (I refused to let him use mine) shoved up his nose, and music coming out of his mouth.

It also looked strange and uncomfortable.





Several hours later he came up to me and was complaining that his nose hurt and he couldn't figure out why........

22 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I'm sort of speechless.

Bonnie the Boss said...

I know when I tell my kids this they will try it too!! I will get pics, and we will laugh for years over it!!
You and your kids are awesome!!!

Stacy Q said...

Oh I have to try this... do I dare show the kids? Maybe not... I bet we'd have to rename their headphones "Nosebuds"

Margie said...

I can see why you are stocking up on Clorox wipes...

M said...

Just the title made me laugh.

I did not know it would work that way...I think I'd rather share headphones....

M said...

Just the title made me laugh.

I did not know it would work that way...I think I'd rather share headphones....

stewbert said...

giggling uncontrollably here.

Annette Lyon said...

Totally NOT telling my kids about this, because they'd be all over it.

WV: Tronist. (Some futuristic dude who comes up with mouth speakers?)

M-Cat said...

I heard the same report on the news and laughed to think that anyone would actually try this.

I underestimated your kids : )

Bonnie the Boss said...

So apparently my kids have already tried this. I am so disappointed, I wanted pics!

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Karen said...

It really didn't occur to you NOT to tell the kids? you knew they'd want to try it!

myimaginaryblog said...

I love your kids. I also wish I could have seen this. Because I'm NOT telling my kids about it.

Or maybe I will. I do keep Clorox wipes around.

(And, wow, you speechlessed Kristina!)

Me (aka Danielle) said...

I'm totally intrigued. I'm going to have to resist the urge to try it for myself.

Jen said...

Man, I am going to have to start listening to the radio if that is the kind of quality content they are providing! Awesome.

Debbie / Cranberry Fries said...

Thank you for telling me your kids tried it so I wont have to. ;0

Cheryl@Gingerbread Crafts said...

How funny is that! I am going to have tell my son just to see if he is going to do it.

peewee said...

I don't know what to say! I am DYING to try it now, but then that would become one of my dirty little secrets that I would have to confess on my wedding night or sumthin.

Rachel Sue said...

That. is. hilarious.

Loralee and the gang... said...

...and this is better than sharing an earbud, how?? ;-)

CountessLaurie said...

Excuse me. I totally need a video.

Because I am a born skeptic.

Because I need to see it in action.

And

Because I am not going to try this at home.

Julie said...

PRICELESS!!! laughing so hard I am crying! Now I know there are other kids out there like mine!