El Paso Metal Singers are “Basically Bats,” say Scientists
When people hear the name Carlsbad Caverns they think "bats," but now, science has proven that they really should be thinking "rock stars."
New scientific studies have shown that metal singers and bats share more than just a few characteristics.
"Researchers at the University of Southern Denmark investigated the noise-making techniques of Daubenton's bat, a small species of the winged mammal found across Europe and Asia.
The study, published in the journal PLOS Biology, focuses on the different structures of the larynx — also known as the voice box — that bats use to expand their vocal range."
I could have told them that the first time I heard Ozzy Osbourne.
Or, saw him for that matter.
He already sounds like a bat, he didn't need to eat one.
According to Scientists,
"We identified for the first time what physical structures within the larynx oscillate to make their different vocalizations.
For example, bats can make low-frequency calls, using their so-called 'false vocal folds' — as human death metal singers do," said Coen Elemans, the lead study author and a professor of biology at the University of Southern Denmark, in a news release."
The real takeaway from all of this is that if Batman ended up LIKING bats instead of FEARING them, he might have turned out a little different.
Instead of a broody, emo, crime fighter, he could have been a broody, emo, death metal frontman, and vocalist.
So, if you are a metal singer starting out in El Paso, Texas, you should take a trip over to Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico, and just chill with the bats.
You might learn something.
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