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      Question: The speed of sound is constant.
      Answer: The speed of sound varies because of environmental conditions such as air pressure and humidity.
      Question: It takes a long time for sound to damage human hearing.
      Answer: An extremely loud sound of over 130 decibels can damage hearing right away. Sounds of 85 decibels or more can cause damage if there is exposure over a period of time.
      Question: A microphone works much like a loudspeaker.
      Answer: Many microphones work like audio speakers, transforming sound into an electrical impulse and the reverse.
      Question: No one has reached the speed of sound on land.
      Answer: In 1997 an English driver named Andy Green reached a land speed of 1,228 kilometers per hour, breaking the sound barrier.
      Question: The higher the pitch of a piano note, the lower the frequency of the sound wave.
      Answer: The higher the pitch, the higher the frequency of the sound wave. Sound waves look like ocean waves; some are short and tall, others low and long.
      Question: The way we pronounce words changes as we age.
      Answer: As humans grow old the shape of their mouths and alignment of their teeth changes slightly. This affects pronunciation, making an "s" sound like a whistle, for example.
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