People have heard stories about how dolphins have saved swimmers from drowning or from shark attacks, but where do these smart and gentle creatures live? The general answer to that question is that they live all over the world! They like shallow water, which is no surprise to anyone who has sat on the beach and had the pleasure of watching dolphins play and frolic just off the shore. Some dolphins prefer warm water, while others do just as well in cooler temperatures.
Many violinists truly believe that these instruments are better than newly made violins, and several scientists have tried to work out why. Some suspected at the unusually dense wood, harvested from Alpine spruces that grew during an Ice Age. Others pointed the finger at the varnish, or the chemicals that Stradivari used to treat the wood.
The duo asked professional violinists to play new violins, and old ones by Stradivari and Guarneri. One of the new violins even emerged as the most commonly preferred instrument.
Ever since the early 19th century, many tests have questioned the alleged superiority of the old Italian violins. Time and again, listeners have failed to distinguish between the sound of the old and new instruments. But critics have been quick to pick holes in these studies.
Three of the violins were new; one was made a few days before. The other three had illustrious, centuries-long histories. Two were made by Stradivari and the other by Guarneri. All three have featured in concerts and recordings, bowed by famous violinists. Their combined value is around 10 million US dollars, a hundred times more than the three new ones.
They had played for anywhere from 15 to 61 years, and some of them were even involved in the competition as contestants and judges. They played the instruments in a dimly lit hotel room chosen for relatively dry acoustics.
The room was dimly lit. The instruments had dabs of perfume on the chinrests that blocked out any distinctive smells. And even though Fritz and Curtin knew which the identities of the six violins, they only passed the instruments to the players via other researchers, who were hidden by screens, wearing their own goggles, and quite literally in the dark.
First, the players were given random pairs of violins. They played each instrument for a minute, and said which they preferred. Unbeknownst to them, each pair contained an old violin and a new one. For the most part, there was nothing to separate the two, and the players preferred the new instrument as often as the old one.
There was one exception: O1, the Stradivarius with the most illustrious history, was chosen far less often than any of the three new violins. Next, Fritz and Curtin gave the recruits a more natural task.
They saw all six violins, laid out in random order on a bed.
They also picked the best and worst instruments in terms of four qualities: This time, a clear favourite emerged. As before, O1 received the most severe rejections.News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services.
Dolphins are an amazing species of marine mammals which belong to the cetacean family. The entire cetacean species is made up of whales, dolphins and porpoises.
There are currently around 40 known species of dolphin in existence today and around 80 known cetaceans in total.
The Bottle-nose dolphin member is around 12 inches, very muscular, and the thrusting and the force of ejaculation (A male can come as far as 14 feet) would cause serious internal injuries, resulting in peritonitus and possible death.
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Please update your billing details here to continue enjoying your subscription. The dictionary definition is 'a species whose numbers are so small that the species is at risk of extinction. This definition can apply to any animal species, but with highly social and widely distributed creatures such as whales and dolphins we should perhaps also consider endangered populations.
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