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Posts tagged larynx

June 18, 2014

 

Even a very small amount of water can trigger a violent coughing fit.

Down The Wrong Tube

Have you ever wondered what's really going on when you choke on what you're eating or drinking?

September 28, 2012

 

Check out that lip smack!

The Origins Of Human Speech

Some researchers are now considering the hypothesis that human speech evolved not from primate sounds but more from monkey facial gestures.

July 11, 2012

 

Differences in the throat and mouth structures decide who will make their fortune singing, and who shouldn't quit their day job.

Is There Such A Thing As Better Vocal Cords?

There's almost no difference between one person's vocal cords and another's, except that men generally have larger vocal cords than women.

July 12, 2010

 

How And Why A Cat Purrs

When a cat is happy they will purr. A Moment of Science examines the theories and causes of purring.

December 15, 2009

 

What Causes Morning Breath?

What causes bad breath and sore throat in the morning?

September 27, 2003

 

Pass the Apples, Adam

Legend has it that when Adam bit into that fateful apple, a piece of it stuck in his throat and became the familiar “Adam’s apple.” But, what does an Adam’s apple really do for you?The Adam’s apple is a prominent bump on a man’s throat. It is caused by the underlying cartilage and ligaments of the larynx or voice box.

September 27, 2003

 

Why Your Voice Gets Lower When You Have a Cold

Ever wonder why your voice gets lower when you have a cold. Find out on today's Moment of Science.

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