“Excruciatingly creepy and painful to listen to”
That was one commenter’s assessment of NPR’s piece on the bass singer Roger Menees’s world record for singing the lowest note. The print story is pretty much phoned-in boilerplate (you can listen to the on-air interview here), but the comments are definitely entertaining:
Woah. This subwoofer on the multimedia computer didn’t even pick the lowest frequency up. They cut out at the end, and then pick back up when he finishes burping and begins talking again. Wow.
The burping reaction seems to be common:
[T]his sounded much like a child drinking soda and sayingt he alphabet during a belching contest.
Even dogs get in on the act:
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What a fascinating story - however, my 8 1/2 terrier mix Smokey went crazy, thinking there was somekind of large growling predator lurking somewhere in our kitchen. Thanks for messing with my dog’s mind