How Singers Break Glass With Their Voices

How Singers Break Glass With Their Voices

It's a familiar trope: someone sings, or screams, or squeals with delight, and every water glass in the room explodes. In real life, that rarely happens, and when it does it's certainly not by accident. However, it is possible to break glass with only the power of your voice. Watch it happen in the video below.

How To Break Glass With Your Voice

Can you really break a glass just by singing? A group of students puts their voices to the test.

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How Traveling Waves Work

Sound is a type of pressure wave. Learn how waves work with this basic physics lesson.

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Why British Singers Lose Their Accents

Why can't you tell the difference between an American and a British artist when they sing?

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Key Facts In This Video

  • 1

    Mick Jagger, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Ed Sheeran, Phil Collins, and George Michael all grew up in/near London (0:11)

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    The generic American accent is fairly phonetically neutral. (1:19)

  • 3

    Researchers believe the change in accents from speaking to singing is not deliberate, and singers may not even be aware that it's happening. (3:32)

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