Mystery Hum Explained

February 16, 2007

Do you know why the earth hums like that??????

Because it doesn’t know the words :-)

OK, OK…. it is one of my favorite and corniest (the two normally go hand-in-hand) situational jokes that works whenever you are in the presence of some device that hums. “Hey Mister, do you know why my toaster hums like that?…. ba da bam”. Priceless.

So scientists believe they have an answer to the question of what causes the 10 millihertz ground hum discovered by Japanese researchers in 1988. I still think its because “it doesn’t know the words”. Ba Da Bam.

HatTip: Loopster via Slashdot.