You're two-thirds of the way through the weekend blockbuster, and the emotion is building — the love interest wordlessly gazes at the lead actor, and he gives a smoldering look in return. And then: Someone behind you is unwrapping candy. Ugh! Can't they do it quietly? Actually, no: According to research from the University of Chicago, it's physically impossible to lower the volume of an unfolding candy wrapper. The reason comes down to garden-variety physics.
Twist and Shout
The Sound of One Candy Wrapping
Written by Ashley Hamer August 16, 2019
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