October 12, 2005

Dolphins sing BATMAN

Originally posted by THE BEAT from MILE HIGH COMICS presents THE BEAT at COMICON.com, reBlogged by ts

If you ever sat around and thought that the theme to BATMAN might just be the simplest kind of music there is, you might be right. In a stunning advance for science dolphins have been taught to perform the theme to Batman:

Scientists have taught dolphins to combine both rhythm and vocalizations to produce music, which has resulted in an extremely high-pitched, short version of the Batman theme song.

The findings, outlined in two studies, represent the first time that nonhuman mammals have demonstrated that they can recognize rhythms and reproduce them vocally.

The link includes sound files of the cetacean chorus, but our primitive Mac technology wasn’t able to listen to them, alas. Still, the discovery that animals can recognize music means JINGLE CATS make a lot more sense now, doesn’t it?