Will jamming earbuds up your nose turn your mouth into a speaker?

Don't let your mom catch you doing this.


David Britton

Internet Culture

Published Oct 20, 2015   Updated May 27, 2021, 7:00 pm CDT

If you shove headphones into your nose, will your mouth become a speaker?

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YouTube certainly seems obsessed with finding out.  For some reason, there are tons of videos of people jamming earbuds in their nostrils while their friends laugh at them.  Some people approach it more scientifically than others; the guy in the video below either forgot he was watching porn or was sponsored by Brazzers.

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He doesn't even have it on a good part.

He doesn’t even have it on a good part.

Screenshot via Shanes Brilliant Channel/Youtube

The final verdict?  It’s hard to tell for sure, but for some odd reason the people using iPod earbuds seem to get more positive results than their peers. It’s doubtful that Apple planned this, but given its tendency to anticipate its users’ desires, anything is possible.

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After combing through many pages of YouTube videos, we’ve determined that the woman below not only provides the clearest example of the experiment working but also has by far the best reaction.

Obviously, the best way to find out for sure is to try this for yourself. If you record it, remember that we’ll be judging you for your musical taste as much as for your cinematography. Feel free to use whatever song you like, but the Humpty Dance seems like a good choice.

Screengrab via Adam’s Randomness/YouTube

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*First Published: Oct 20, 2015, 7:53 am CDT