Engineering the Most Annoying Sound Ever

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Engineering the Most Annoying Sound Ever

Think of the most annoying sound ever. Your morning alarm, perhaps? Or maybe your microwave's incessant beeping noise? An engineer named Caryl Baldwin was tasked with creating a sound so obnoxious that it'll help save lives. Learn more in the following video, then discover two songs that were engineered to garner specific responses.Is there something you're curious about? Send us a note or email us at editors (at) curiosity.com. And follow Curiosity on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

The World's Most Expensive Cheese Is Made from... Donkey Milk?

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The World's Most Expensive Cheese Is Made from... Donkey Milk?

When you think of donkeys, do the words "rare" and "unique" come to mind? Well, that's how cheese made from donkey's milk is described. In the following video, meet the only known donkey cheese producer, Slobodan Simic, and discover the issues he faces while creating the world's most expensive cheese. (It sells for around $500 a pound!)Is there something you're curious about? Send us a note or email us at editors (at) curiosity.com. And follow Curiosity on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Take a Hot Springs Spa Day (With Snow Monkeys!) at Jigokudani Park

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Take a Hot Springs Spa Day (With Snow Monkeys!) at Jigokudani Park

You find yourself exploring Yamanouchi, Japan and board a bus to visit the hot springs of Jigokudani Monkey Park. Naturally, you imagine yourself taking a dip in the springs while snow monkeys frolic nearby—not the case. Humans won't be the only primates enjoying those steamy temps...tourists can expect to cozy up to troops of spa-loving Japanese macaques.Related: The Grand Prismatic Spring Is A Rainbow Of Heat-Loving Bacteria

A Craft of Future Past: Mastering Antiquarian Horology

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A Craft of Future Past: Mastering Antiquarian Horology

Self-referred to as a "modern antique sorcerer," Brittany Nicole Cox is one of the only antiquarian horologists in the world. What does that mean? She's basically a 17th century mechanic... but in present day. In the following video, learn how Cox makes a living out of fixing old machines and preserving a part of humanity's past.Is there something you're curious about? Send us a note or email us at editors (at) curiosity.com. And follow Curiosity on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

What If You Lost Your Sense Of Taste?

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What If You Lost Your Sense Of Taste?

What would eating be like if you lost your sense of taste? Hint: your pantry would be full of spices. Watch the following video to hear from a man who had a bad cold, then mysteriously lost his ability to taste. He compares the sensation to chewing on gum once it has lost its flavor. Doesn't sound very enjoyable, now does it?Is there something you're curious about? Send us a note or email us at editors (at) curiosity.com. And follow Curiosity on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Bumblebees Mark Each Flower With A Smelly Footprint

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Bumblebees Mark Each Flower With A Smelly Footprint

If you think your feet smell, try being a bumblebee. For them, smelly footprints help to discriminate among new flowers and those already scavenged by themselves or their fellow furry fliers. The invisible markers each bumblebee secretes helps lead them to more rewarding food sources.Related: Bees Yell "Whoop" When They're Surprised

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Key Facts to Know

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    See Japanese honey bees swarm around the hive caring for their young: 0:09

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    Japanese giant hornets mark the hives of honey bees with pheromones so other hornets can find the prey later. 1:09

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    Japanese honey bees swarm onto their Japanese giant hornet predators and vibrate, creating an oven that cooks the hornet alive. 1:39