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    Posted: 06 Apr 2017 at 2:20pm
Maybe some of you hunters have run into this. I don't know what it's called that's why I'm asking...
My wife and her girlfriends were hiking in the woods many years ago on a girls weekend and my wife was next to last in the single line file maybe 20 feet behind the last woman in line when all of a sudden my wife stopped walking and listened. She heard nothing at all. No sound of anything. The woman behind her who owned the property said to her, "you heard that didn't you" my wife responded that she did notice the silence. Her friend said that happens all the time at this spot.
I have heard of this phenomenon but do not know what it's called....if anything other then dead silence.
Any one ever hear of this?
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Hmmm.  I think that is a very rare phenomenon that occurs when a group of women runs out of topics (usually other women who are not present) about whom to gossip.  It usually of a short duration measured in seconds.  I'm not sure what its technical name is but it has been reported that men call it "Thank God they ran out of stuff to talk about".
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Normally when things go quiet in the wild, a predator is nearby. Interestingly enough I have experienced this once in Montana, and it was a cougar stalking either me, or a nearby game animal. I used to still hunt, moving exceptionally slow and quiet. If you don't hear the animals, you are making too much noise. If you aren't coming up on snakes (which are deaf) you are treading too hard. Taught to me many years ago by a German Wildschutz. (Hunter, Gatherer for the Wehrmacht.) So, I would tell the wife to be real careful when this happens. A friend experienced the same thing, but it was the bear he thought he was stalking that had turned the game around. He figured it out in time, and has a great story to go with the Bear skin rug. 
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Originally posted by Dr. Stan Dr. Stan wrote:

Hmmm.  I think that is a very rare phenomenon that occurs when a group of women runs out of topics (usually other women who are not present) about whom to gossip.  It usually of a short duration measured in seconds.  I'm not sure what its technical name is but it has been reported that men call it "Thank God they ran out of stuff to talk about".
 
I believe it's because as a group of women's gossip "goes critical", the pressure drop of the atmosphere whistling in their noses and flooding out their mouth's creates a "ram effect" from the surrounding air, causing the higher pressure above them to collapse downward at near sonic speeds until the flow is so fast that almost "perfect flow" is achieved--intaking through the nose and exhausting through the mouth--in such a frictionless flow that air pressure drops to near zero.  So, zero air pressure leaves no left-over molecules for sound (voice) transmission...hence the complete silence and accompanying ear popping.  None of this is noticed by the conversing ladies, who believe their lady friends are listening to them, yet never seeing that all members of the group display moving lips simultaneously but no one is actually hearing anything from each other due to this effect.  Though if a man stands alone in the forest alongside the ladies during this type of event and a tree falls on him, no sound will be made but it is still his fault. 
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Originally posted by Airdale Tom Airdale Tom wrote:

Originally posted by Dr. Stan Dr. Stan wrote:

Hmmm.  I think that is a very rare phenomenon that occurs when a group of women runs out of topics (usually other women who are not present) about whom to gossip.  It usually of a short duration measured in seconds.  I'm not sure what its technical name is but it has been reported that men call it "Thank God they ran out of stuff to talk about".
 
I believe it's because as a group of women's gossip "goes critical", the pressure drop of the atmosphere whistling in their noses and flooding out their mouth's creates a "ram effect" from the surrounding air, causing the higher pressure above them to collapse downward at near sonic speeds until the flow is so fast that almost "perfect flow" is achieved--intaking through the nose and exhausting through the mouth--in such a frictionless flow that air pressure drops to near zero.  So, zero air pressure leaves no left-over molecules for sound (voice) transmission...hence the complete silence and accompanying ear popping.  None of this is noticed by the conversing ladies, who believe their lady friends are listening to them, yet never seeing that all members of the group display moving lips simultaneously but no one is actually hearing anything from each other due to this effect.  Though if a man stands alone in the forest alongside the ladies during this type of event and a tree falls on him, no sound will be made but it is still his fault. 


I think you guys are on to something...especially Tom...quite scientific response, must be right! Clap
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Originally posted by Airdale Tom Airdale Tom wrote:

Originally posted by Dr. Stan Dr. Stan wrote:

Hmmm.  I think that is a very rare phenomenon that occurs when a group of women runs out of topics (usually other women who are not present) about whom to gossip.  It usually of a short duration measured in seconds.  I'm not sure what its technical name is but it has been reported that men call it "Thank God they ran out of stuff to talk about".
 
I believe it's because as a group of women's gossip "goes critical", the pressure drop of the atmosphere whistling in their noses and flooding out their mouth's creates a "ram effect" from the surrounding air, causing the higher pressure above them to collapse downward at near sonic speeds until the flow is so fast that almost "perfect flow" is achieved--intaking through the nose and exhausting through the mouth--in such a frictionless flow that air pressure drops to near zero.  So, zero air pressure leaves no left-over molecules for sound (voice) transmission...hence the complete silence and accompanying ear popping.  None of this is noticed by the conversing ladies, who believe their lady friends are listening to them, yet never seeing that all members of the group display moving lips simultaneously but no one is actually hearing anything from each other due to this effect.  Though if a man stands alone in the forest alongside the ladies during this type of event and a tree falls on him, no sound will be made but it is still his fault. 


Uh, yeah.  That's what I meant.  What Tom said . . . really. Embarrassed Wink

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Thanks guys...and Dr. Stan, your answer inspired me, ha ha ha!
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