Heavy breathing (that’s smelly) in movie theaters, in response to what’s in the movie, is the subject of this week’s Improbable Research podcast.
- Predictably smelly breathing in movie theaters— “Cinema audiences reproducibly vary the chemical composition of air during films, by broadcasting scene specific emissions on breath,” Jonathan Williams, Christof Stönner, Jörg Wicker, Nicolas Krauter, Bettina Derstroff, Efstratios Bourtsoukidis, Thomas Klüpfel and Stefan Kramer, Scientific Reports, vol. 6, no. 25464, 2016.
- Investigator Klüpfel installing some of the test apparatus in the movie theater’s ventilation system:
- The Cinestar movie theater, where the heavy breathing occurred:
The mysterious John Schedler or the shadowy Bruce Petschek perhaps did the sound engineering this week.
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